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Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2005
Great cookies! I added a splash of vanilla, a small pinch of baking soda and a little salt and they turned out delicious. Without the additions, they tasted a little off. With the baking soda, the cookies really spread out! I also baked them for a total of 12 minutes this time around, and found that I liked them better this way.
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Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2005
Boy, were my parents surprised to come home to find fresh, homemade egg tarts! We're a Chinese family living in San Francisco who go out to Chinatown every weekend, so we know our Chinese dim sum! After starting the crust, I realized I didn't have any evaporated milk, so I substituted instant skim milk powder reconstituted in water (we don't keep milk around the house). It still turned out great! The custard is perfect - just like the ones from Chinatown! Next time, I'll reduce the sugar in the crust because it reminded me of a sugar cookie. I also used a mini muffin tin because I didnt' have any tart shells. I would recommend rolling the dough into balls and rolling them out with a rolling pin because the crust was uneven and a little too thick in some of them. I would also lower the oven temperature next time because the crust was brown before the custard was set, though it may be because I used the mini muffin tin. The house smelled wonderful while these were baking!
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Lite Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2005
Wow! I've never tried any baked goods with carrots in it, but this was great! I had a bag of baby carrots that were starting to get dried up, and wanted to use them up. I cut the sugar and made muffins instead of a cake. I only had whole wheat flour on hand, but it was still soft and fluffy. I also replaced all the fat with a couple heaping spoonfuls of applesauce. I think whipping the egg whites really made a difference! I used skim milk because I didn't have any buttermilk. I sprinkled some shredded coconut, sugar, oats, and cinnamon on top of the muffins. They're gorgeous, delicious, and super healthy! I can't wait to try this recipe as written!
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Fortune Cookies I

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2005
These tasted wonderful! It took a couple of "test batches" before I got the hang of it. 400 degrees is way to hot for my oven! I baked them for about 10 minutes at 325 degrees, and they turned out beautiful. I used my fingers to spread the batter to ensure (almost) perfect circles. Make sure the circles are THIN before you put them in the oven or they won't turn crunchy! Works great with Whole Wheat flour too! =)
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Homemade Marshmallows I

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2005
I didn't have any unflavored gelatin, so I used a package of sugar free strawberry banana jello and halved the sugar and water in the syrup. The first time I tried this, the gelatin sunk to the bottom like the other reviewers mentioned. I decided to try it again. I only whipped the jello for about three minutes the first time, and I suspected that was the problem. The second time I tried this, I whipped it for ten minutes. The mixture began to set up immediately. I poured the hot syrup into the gelatin (like another reviewer did), and by the time I finished whipping the entire mixture was already cool. I can't wait to try this with unflavored gelatin! This is a good recipe, but the instructions were unclear.
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Vegan Corn Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2005
These are the best corn muffins ever! I love the crisp tops. After a long baking streak, I ran out of all-purpose flour, so I used whole wheat instead. I didn't have any powdered eggs either, so I just used a regular egg. I like my corn bread on the sweet side, so I might add another tablespoon of sugar next time. I will definitely be making these often! Yum!
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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2005
I love the taste of apples and cinnamon together, but have never had a muffin with apple pieces in it. I was a bit hesitant about how this would turn out, but I loved it! I used real sugar, and cut it back to 1/2 cup. I still thought it was too sweet, so I'll cut it back even more next time. The amount of cinnamon was perfect! 1/3 cup milk for 1 1/2 cups flour didn't seem enough, so I added a bit more. I also used all whole wheat flour because I couldn't find my all purpose flour. Since the whole wheat flour is heavier, ti didn't rise very much. The topping was great straight out of the oven, but it got soft the next day. I only put the topping on half the muffins.
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Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2005
I've made these "cookies" several times and they always turn out the same. They're not horrible, but I don't think you can call these cookies. They turn out extremely puffy, no matter how much I try to flatten them before putting them into the oven. When they cool, there's weird shiny glaze on them. I've tried cutting back on the sugar to see if that was the problem, but the glaze is still there. I agree that the cooking time needs to be longer. I don't think I'll be making these again - I'd rather eat my yogurt!
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Orange Sponge Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2005
Delicious! I whipped up this cake in no time yesterday. I served it today, and it was still super soft and yummy. I double-wrapped it in plastic wrap because sponge cakes can dry out easily. I used the zest and juice of one medium California naval orange. I used a square baking pan instead of a round one. It smelled awesome coming out of the oven! I didn't think it tasted very orange-y, but my family members thought it was perfect. I might add more zest next time. I would definitely make this again!
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Mayonnaise Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2005
This is the first cookie recipe I've used that my parents actually liked! They were really surprised when I told them I made it with mayonnaise! The batter smelled really funky, but the result was surprisingly good. I used a little more mayonnaise because the dough was really dry, and it turned out really good. I only had low fat mayonnaise (with half the fat), but it still came together. The flavors definitely get better with time!
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Pie Crust III

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2006
I used light olive oil and apple juice instead of ice water for my apple pie (No Sugar Apple Pie recip also found on this site). This crust is awesome!
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Cold Oven Popovers

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
These were great! I scaled the recipe down by 1/3 to make 4 popovers. There were still a lot of lumps in my batter because I was trying really hard not to overmix it, and it turned out beautifully. I knew I shouldn't open the oven before the 30 minutes was up because I didn't want them to fall, but I couldn't resist. I gave in and opened the oven to find beautifully golden brown popovers 7 minutes early. Two of them were hollow and puffed up beautifull while the other two were lopsided and still had a bready bottom. I filled the two hollow ones with a small scoop of ice cream (it fit perfectly!) and put them into the freezer for dessert. The other two, less pretty ones, were eaten right away. I may try to add a little sugar to the batter next time - just a personal preference.
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Sweetened Condensed Milk

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
Great recipe for (almost) fat free sweetened condensed milk! It made a little more than 14 oz for me because I didn't stir it for the full 20 minutes. Even though I whisked it constantly, it still got a little burnt on the bottom. Next time I'll stir more vigorously and turn the heat down! Condensed milk costs $3.59 here, so this is definitely a money saver!
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No Sugar Apple Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2006
Wow! This recipe is awesome. I used the Pie Crust III recipe (found on this site) and made a lattice design for this pie. To cut the sugar even more, I used regular apple juice and it turned out fine. I didn't have any green apples, so I used Fuji apples instead. It was delicious!
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Doughnut Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
These are okay-tasting muffins, but they're not worth the fat or calories! If you let the batter stand for about 15 minutes before scooping it into the muffin tin, the tops will not fall flat. These muffins became very hard and dry overnight; they don't taste much like doughnuts either...
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Biscotti

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2006
This is the best basic biscotti recipe ever! I made them as a quick last minute Holiday gift for my friends the night before Winter Faire (the last day of school before winterbreak starts) and everybody was impressed! I melted a few chocolate chips and drizzled the cooled biscotti with the chocolate before wrapping them in cellophane. They looked so professional that some people thought I bought them! I didn't have anise extract, so I used vanilla istead. Awesome recipe!
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Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2005
I only had instant oatmeal on hand, so I used that instead of rolled oats. I also replaced the oil with a heaping spoonful of homemade applesauce to make it totally fat free. I was pressed for time, so I just dumped the batter into an 8 by 4 loaf pan instead of shaping it. I left it in the oven for a little longer than 20 minutes, so it was on the crusty side. Since I love crusty bread, it was perfect! Great recipe.
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Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2005
I used chicken breasts cut into strips. My mom offered to help me marinate the chicken since she doesn't trust me with raw meat and she added 4 cloves of garlic and A LOT of ginger! Even though those flavors were a little overwhelming, I could tell that the original flavors would have been awesome! I baked the breasts at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. There were no leftovers!
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Burger or Hot Dog Buns

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2005
These buns were great! I was a little apprehensive about the hot dog-sized lumps of dough I got when I tried to shape them into hot dog buns. They looked a little small, and I was afraid they wouldn't rise to be big enough so I made seven instead of the recommended eight. Boy, was I surprised when I pulled these out of the oven! They got huge! The smaller ones turned out to be the perfect size! I halfed the recipe and used the left over half of the egg for an egg wash. I wouldn't recommend doing this because the tops stayed very pale and looked kind of funky. I would definitely make this again.
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Cream Cheese Tart Shells

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2005
These shells were amazing! Because the recipe looked so simple (with only three ingredients!), I didn't expect great results. Boy, was I surprised! They taste exactly like the egg tart shells from my favorite Chinese bakery. I used to custard from the Hong Kong Egg Tarts recipe to fill these shells. They came out flaky and delicious! My friends devoured these and still wanted more! I only had fat free cream cheese on hand, but it still turned out great. Definitely a keeper.
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