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Dietetic Banana Nut Muffins

Reviewed: May 9, 2014
I found the muffins to be a bit bland, despite having added 1 tsp vanilla, which the recipe dopes not call for. Next time, I will add 1/4 teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon salt. I also found the muffins a bit tough. I don;t know if it was because of the whole wheat flour or because my 'wet' ingredients were not overly wet and I had to mix quite a bit to moisten the ingredients. The batter was much firmer than the batter in my other muffin recipes. Not sure what to do about that. Maybe add a touch of milk? I will make the recipe again and tweak it a bit to see if they come out better next time.
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Gooseberry Jam

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2013
To Cloverdale: I know your post is a year old, but I just wanted to say that, yes, there actually ARE do-overs when it comes to jam that did not set well. You just dump all the jam out of the jars into a jam pot. Bring to a full, rolling boil. Cook for just 30 secs. Remove from heat. Add in more pectin.Add more pectin (I would suggest perhaps the rest of the package?). Stir and skim for 5 minutes. Put back into clean, sterilized jars. Note that liquid pectin called for in this recipe and the powder or crystal kind are no interchangeable. The crystal pectin generally calls for less fruit and less sugar for 1 packet than will be called for in a recipe using liquid. Also, double check the size of the pectin. It used to come in 6 ounce bottles, which is what this recipe is referring to. It calls for 1/2 of a 6 ounce bottle or 3 ounces. Today, liquid pectin is usually in 3 ounce pouches, so you would use a full pouch. If you want to make jelly, you cannot just substitute an equal quantity of juice for the fruit. Jelly making is another whole art and uses different recipes. Usually more sugar and more pectin.
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Green Tomato Mincemeat

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2012
I made this recipe today. I have not put it into any baked goods yet, but when I do, I think I will be inclined to mix it with store-bought mincemeat. The smell is lovely, but it did not cook up like I expected. The texture is more like "real" mincemeat, which is how my family refers to mincemeat with meat in it. I found the recipe difficult to figure out, as per my earlier posting. Weight for the tomatoes and apples would have been much more helpful. I had no idea how many to use. In the end, I went with what my soup pot could hold. I used 3 kilos of tomatoes and 3 kilos of apples. I cut everything else in half except the raisins. I used all the raisins. When I saw how full it was at that point, I cannot imagine what size pot one would need for twice as many apples and tomatoes. I also added about 1/2 lb currants and 1 lb each of red cherries and green cherries. We'll see how it bakes up in tarts or muffins. If I have any further tips after I do that, I will post again.
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Lemon-Raspberry Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2012
The best raspberry muffin I ever made. My DH asks for these as soon as the fruit starts to ripen. Makes large fluffy muffins. Don't shy away from the lemon extract. It really does intensify the lemon flavour. I use 'pure' lemon extract, not the artificially flavoured version. Look for it at places like Trader Joe's or Planet Organic.
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Rhubarb Raisin Crisp

Reviewed: May 28, 2011
I liked this Rhubard Crisp very much. I added nutmeg and ginger, just because I like those spices with rhubarb in addition to cinnamon. I did not have any vanilla ice cream, so I ate it 'naked'. I found it a bit tart. Next time, I would add a bit more sugar, if I knew I would not be having ice cream with it. Also, my rhubarb was very juicy. I would either add an extra 2 tablespoons of flour to the rhubarb layer or I would add some tapioca grains. I would also double the amount of raisins. All in all, a keeper recipe.
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Seafood Sandwich

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2008
Bear in mind that this is a crab sandwich, not a lobster sandwich. That said, it would be much better with the flat-sided hot dog buns used to make a "real" Maine lobster roll. Those come in a slab with vertical cuts in the tops. You break the slab apart and end up with rolls that have flat, soft sides. You then butter then and brown them in a fry pan. They are hard to find in many parts of the country. If you cannot find those, buy large hotdog buns, the kind slit horizontally. Then carefully slice the top crust off, as well as the bottom. Butter the top and bottom, then brown in a fry pan. Fill with the crab mixture. Yummmmmm.... We also prefer to mix the crab with Miracle whip as opposed to "real" mayonnaise, and DH likes a little bit of finely diced onion in his.
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Megan's Granola

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2008
I took the advice of some other reviewers and omitted the brown sugar and added an extra cup of honey, Next time I would leave the brown sugar in and still use the extra honey. I find it not quite sweet enough they way I did it. I also used 2 cups of pecans and omitted the walnuts. I had not wheat germ, so I left it out and added a bit more oatmeal and a bit more oat bran. I also added 1 cup of sweetened, shredded coconut. I used 1 cup of dried cranberries, 1/2 c raisins and 1/2 dried currants. All in all very good, especially the way I eat normally it which is in yogurt.
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Lemon Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
LOved this recipe. It is nice and moist and has lots of flavour. I thought it made a rather small loaf, so next time I will double it and make two loaves. I might also do as another reviewer did and add some lemon juice. Or I might make a tart lemon glaze for it.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
Without a doubt the best zucchini bread recipe I have found in 30 years. I did not have unsweetened chocolate in the pantry, so I used 6 Tablespoons of cocoa and 2 Tablespoons of canola oil in its place. I also used mini chocolate chips. This is so moist, almost like a lovely dense cake.
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Pineapple Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
I have no idea why this recipe was rated so highly. It is very bland, despite the tasty ingredients. You can barely taste the pineapple whether the bread is hot or cold. It was a big disappointment.
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Chili Rick's

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2005
I made this for my husband;s birthday party last Saturday night. I served 26 people and had rave reviews. I got more than 20 servings from therecipe, but that was fine. We had some leftovers this week. It was the best chili I ever made, beyond a doubt! Just enough heat and faintly sweet because of the BBQ sauce. The recipe is not real clear about what to do with the sausage. I wasn't sure whether to use links or just bulk sausage meat. I used two different kinds of spicy link-style sausage - cooked them up and then sliced them thin. Definitely a keeper recipe.
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2005
My husband liked these cookies okay. I don't like cloves much, but even reducing the amount of cloves didn't make them my favourites. The cookies are small and not chewy enough for my liking. I thought them too dry and consequently too crunchy. I'm looking to duplicate the Tim Horton's Oatmeal Cookie. That would be the ultimate.
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Cherry Cobbler I

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2005
I made this dessert for my husband for his special Father's Day meal and he loved it. After reading all the reviews, I decided to use only 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water and increased to 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch. It came out very firm, almost like lemon meringue pie. So next time, the only thing I will change is the sugar. I will use 1/2 cup sugar like I did this time, but do everything else the way it called for in the recipe. We would have preferred at least a bit of juiciness. Also, I cooked it for about 5 minutes longer because I wanted the top to be entirely golden brown and it was not quite like that at 45 minutes. This would be great with any summer fruit or berries - I am going to try it with peaches when the season comes round.
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Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2005
I didn't read the reviews before I made the recipe, but I lucked out anyway! I only used 1/2 cup of milk and the consistency was great for spreading after just a few minutes in the fridge. I had a hard time to keep my husband fromeating the frosting right our of the bowl! Yummy! It makes a lot of frosting. I wonder if it can be frozen and used later?
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Pasta with Pesto and Scallops

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2005
I made this to use some scallops that were in the freezer before we move. The only change I made was to use 1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper for colour - and to use up more stuff before we move. It was definitely a hit - my husband ate 2 big helpings! A 'keeper' recipe for sure.
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