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Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake with Chef John's strawberry topping
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Banana Banana Bread
I wanted to reproduce the wonderful banana bread I had for breakfast while vacationing in the United States and decided to give this recipe a try. Absolutely delicious and identical to what I had so my search for the perfect banana bread has started and finished right here! I have to make sure I use even riper bananas, or use more sugar because it could have been sweeter. but it was my fault, not the recipe, i used what I had at hand. So easy to make! Follow the instructions and don't overbeat the batter! I inserted a toothpick to check if it was done and the moisture of the banana didn't allow me to see properly if it was done or not, since it would always come out with banana bits. I'm afraid I ended up overcooking it but guess what? Even with an extra half an hour of baking it was still delicious and not dry at all! It freezes wonderfully. I now have a reason to buy very cheap overripe bananas from the supermarket next door ;) will just freeze them and use them in this recipe whenever I feel like having banana bread for breakfast/dessert

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2014
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
As a foreign allrecipes member I can't compare this recipe to other homemade/bought versions, but I find these buiscuits delicious! I made just one and it was just delicious as it is, I loved the buttery/soft texture. Ideal for any kind of topping as it was neigher salty nor sweet. I made it with whole wheat flour because that's all I had at hand. Will definitely make it again!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2014
Chantal's New York Cheesecake
I had tried several slices of the famous New York - style cheesecake before trying to make it myself. I had even tried a couple of cheesecakes while in NYC. Since I'm from abroad, I was reluctant to try to make this at home, but after coming back from New York we decided there was no way we were going to get that same taste/creamyness/quality here in cafes/restaurants in Spain. Therefore, i decided to look for a recipe to make it myself at home, and we bumped into this one. I decided to give it a try with light cream cheese and a lot more crust. The result? Heaven on Earth. The only downside to this recipe is that the baking temperature might be too high. I just made my second cheesecake, this time following the recipe to a tee and it's still too brown on the top for my taste. So i guess that baking with a lower oven temp could do the trick, or maybe even lowering the rack a bit. Still...i give this a 5 star!!! We will never buy cheesecake here again! This recipe is fool-proof if you: -use good quality ingredients - have all ingredients at room temp -use a huge mixing bowl -leave it in the oven to cool down (4-5hours) before chilling it in the fridge the steps are better explained in Chef's john's version but this is the recipe I followed so this is the one I'm rating. I have yet to try the water bath (bain Marie) If you want an easy, heavenly cheese cake recipe, THIS IS IT! Mine didn't crack!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2014

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