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Waffles I

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2015
I halved the recipe and used spelt flour and 1/2 smashed ripe banana instead of any sugar. I also used warm water and not milk--the result was a perfectly sweet cake-like waffle (the halved recipe made two waffles) . Yum!
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Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2014
Moistilicious! I took the advice of other reviewers and increased the amount of spices (especially the cloves) and added about 1tsp of vegetable oil for extra moistness as I used GF flour which tends to be drying in and of itself. The result was 5 mini loaves--4 for gifting and one for me. I sliced off a piece to try. So moist and flavorful. The next piece I heated in a pan with butter...Bliss! I will be making this again this winter.
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Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2014
First time out I used GF flour and 1.5 tsp peppermint oil. The GF flour tends to be drying so the cookies didnt spread out while baking, but stayed in the shape I dropped them onto the silpat mat. The cookies tasted good and were semi-soft, but next time I will use more butter to see if the cookies spread out while baking. Not a loss, but a lesson learned.
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Addictive Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2014
First try out I used 1.5 ml peppermint oil, gluten free flour and 3/4 cup butter. The end result was a cookie that was OK tasting and semi-soft but the fat content needs to be increased as the GF flour dries things out; the cookies didnt spread out when baking, they stayed as mini-balls. Not a loss, but a lesson learned.
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Pumpkin Brownies

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2014
worked great with GF flour. Be aware though that even though the recipe says to split the batter in half so that half becomes the pumpkin layer and half the chocolate brownie layer, the 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin boosts the quantity of the pumpkin layer. So if you would like to make only two layers or put the pumpkin layer in the middle, remember to use slightly less batter for the pumpkin layer. Enjoy!
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Bannock

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2014
Gluten Free here! I reduced the recipe to make enough for a midnight snack for one using 1/4-1/3 cup spelt flour and ~ 1tsp of potato starch, 1 tbs melted ghee (clarified butter, 1.5-2 tsp of baking powder. I combined and kneaded as called for then, like some of the reviewers I split the dough to make mini-bannocks cooking in a pan with hot coconut oil over medium heat. They came out perfect in just a few minutes!
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Rhubarb Bars

Reviewed: May 19, 2014
Easy and delicious! I love fruit bars but the store/bakery ones often have too much sugar and contain gluten. I just made this using buckwheat flour and a few tbs of potato starch to be sure the dough didn't get soggy from fruit. I froze the butter and chilled the dough a bit after putting in bottom of dish. I used fresh strawberries and halved the entire recipe. I tried a corner as a taste test and ended up eating a quarter if the pan! Next time I'll add more than the required amount of butter and more fruit as the crust was a bit dry, but that means it can take a thick layer of fruit. Enjoy!
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Real Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
I chose this recipe over others offered on this site b/c it contained no sugar or fruit. I made two mini round loaves and baked them off in the oven b/c I don't yet own a cast iron skillet. The bread that came out was dense, by oh my gosh was it satisfying! Breaking off pieces from the and watching butter melt just before popping it into the mouth--was heavenly! The loaves freeze well too; we just took out a few slices and topped with butter and maple syrup.
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Beef Stew with Dumplings

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2014
I tried the dumpling portion of this using GF flour and my dumplings came out great!
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Fluffy Gluten Free Cornbread

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2013
Just used this recipe to make 6 corn muffins for use with making "Thanksgiving sandwiches" and WOW! Very simple and great result--even when the recipe is cut in half! Future batches I'll reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons, add fresh thyme and a few cranberries to each muffin for a savory side. Thanks AR!
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Southern Corn Pone Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2013
This recipe makes a dense product that is easy to toss together on a week night to add a special touch to any meal. Best served warm. Makes a great snack at work the next day too. FYI this is NOT corn bread and the recipe as is produces a plain flavored product. Use of a heated cast iron skillet adds to the crispy-ness of the outside of the pone too.
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Buttermilk Pie III

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2013
I used all purpose gluten free flour, poured directly into shallow Pyrex pie pan and topped w/cinnamon. Co-workers loved it! I've made a second one (see posted pic) for a co-worker native to southern TX that said this pie was part of his childhood. I'll keep you posted to see if it passes muster with him.
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Movie Star Popcorn

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2013
BEST Popcorn ever! JUST made this using the tip to soak the kernels in water for about 10mins prior to use--you could see them suck it up. I spread them out on a paper towel to dry them before use. I also used coconut oil and the tip to test the oil heat by tossing in a few kernels. ONce those popped I added the butter and the rest of the kernels--and Voila! Perfect amount of oil for salt and fresh ground cinnamon to adhere to AND Very few old maids remained! Thx to the reviewers and AR!
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