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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2005
I made a few small changes: reduced the white sugar by 1/4 cup & also the brown sugar slightly, & added a dash of ginger to the topping along with the cinnamon. I also used marge not butter. Half way through baking I also realised that there was very little crumb topping on them, so I had to get them out & put more on, so they sunk in the middles. & you know what? It didn't make any difference, these are still HEAVENLY!
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Peanut Butter Cocoa No-Bake Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2005
I came across this recipe whilst looking for one I had helped cook & adored at a kind of holiday camp. This had the same ingredients, so I gave it a go. I made a few changes; reduced the sugar by 1/2 a cup, omitted the vanilla & subbed raisins for the peanuts. I also used crunchy peanut butter (my favourite). However, even after the sugar reduction these were too sweet (the ones we had made before had been really rich, like dark chocolate), and tasted too much of peanut butter. It was easy & yummy, but this recipe needed too many changes for me to give it 5 stars.
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2005
I made very few changes to this recipe: reduced both sugar slightly, omitted the salt and walnuts and used only 200g of plain choc chips as that was all I had. My pizza pan was nowhere near big enough (10 inch?) so I used that plus 2 small cake pans. Remember to leave a gap between the edges of the mix and the edge of the pan, as the cookie will expand. OMG!!!!!!!!!! The closest thing I know to choc chip heaven! 200g of choc chips is PLENTY! This is the "cake" I want for my next birthday and probably quite a few in the future. Thanks Barb.
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Basic British Scones

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2005
The only change I made to this recipe was to add 140g of raisins. Other than that, exactly as written, which is saying something for me! Short and delicious - English even to someone from England. Thank you!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Wacky Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2005
This cake was great! Moist but not gunky, & very rich & satisfying. For me it made 24 servings. I made a couple of changes: reduced both kinds of sugar slightly (but I still found the icing a bit on the sweet side), threw in some choc covered & roasted peanuts & didn't bother with broiling it. Very good indeed!
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Spiced Farmhouse Fairy Cakes

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2005
I made no changes to the recipe at all except icing & decorating them instead of dusting w/ sugar. A very nice, easy recipe to do with kids which is a lot more special than your average fairy cake!
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Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2005
Excellent cookies! I made no changes at all except using margerine instead of butter flavoured shortening & using 2 packets of plain choc chips (200g per batch). The other change I made was making half the amount of cookies so they were JUMBO ones! This meant the cooking time was slightly longer.
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Side of the Trail Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2005
These were really yummy & weighed very little, making them perfect for hikes & hard to resist any other time! The biggest change I made was baking them in a tray for 25 mins before cutting them into bars, rather than using the mix to make drop cookies. However, I also used margerine instead of shortening, reduced the sugar slightly, didn't bother with the vanilla or salt & used some raisins & linseed as well as almost the full amount of choc chips. These had a nice nutty flavour without being overpowering. Will definately make again!
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Bread Crust Zucchini Quiche

Reviewed: May 25, 2005
The changes I made to this recipe were minimal: I added a bit more zucchini, one red pepper and also used parmesan only for sprinkling (mature Cheddar in the quiche itself). Mine set fine, but they did take a bit longer than 30 mins (closer to 45). It even looked very pretty and appetising. However, I found it bland and flubbery, and didn't finish my slice. It tasted of something I couldn't quite put my finger on, but didn't really remind me of quiche. Sorry.
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Pineapple Sheet Cake II

Reviewed: May 25, 2005
A really easy and yummy cake! Almost spongey in texture, unlike most cakes w/o fat, which can be overly moist (good in some cases - ie brownies - but not in others). I cut the sugar by 1/2 a cup and also used pineapple in natural juice. I also baked it in a loaf tin rather than in a sheet pan, so I had to increase the cooking time slightly. This was perfect for our indoor picnic! Thank you Beverly!
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Black Bean Pie

Reviewed: May 22, 2005
Excellent!!!!! Deserves 4.5 stars really. I changed a couple of things: I used 2 fresh chillies as I couldn't find any canned ones, and I omitted the pastry crust completely. We found that the flour tortillas alone were plenty. The cheese on top went lovely and crispy and turned the top tortilla into a giant nacho! The only reason it isn't five stars is because the other tortillas went a bit soggy for my liking. Thank you Sherrie!
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Greek Lemon Cake

Reviewed: May 12, 2005
Unfortuneatly I wasn't very keen on this cake. The only changes I made were reducng the sugar slightly & omitting the lemon zest (didn't have any). For me, that's not very many changes. Unfortuneatly, as per other reviewers, I found it was lacking in lemon flavour & that the yoghurt made it quite dense - I swear I beat the egg whites properly! I wouldn't make this again, sorry.
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Apple Carrot Muffins

Reviewed: May 10, 2005
I wasn't overly enamoured with these, though I'm not sure how much was the fault of the recipe and how much was mine. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup because the batter tasted really sweet with that much, and also used plain bran cereal as I had no raisins left. As I say, I don't know if it was because of these changes, but I found the resulting muffins quite bland. Other changes I made included using part natural yoghurt and part milk instead of the buttermilk, grating the apple with the carrots and using part almonds as well as chopped walnuts.
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Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: May 9, 2005
Well, this recipe was a good starting point but I made/would have made a lot of changes. To start with I added 1tsp cinnamon, and didn't bother with the salt, butter buds or vanilla extract. I also used all brown sugar instead of some of each. The cookies took over 15 mins to bake and were still just starting to brown on top. I know ff cooking doesn't tend to brown as attractively as recipes that use butte/marg, but I did think the cooking time was a bit short. After tasting them, I will make the following changes next time: using more oats and less flour, as I thought the oats were a bit lost; using a dah of ground mixed spice in addition to the cinnamon I added and baking them for 20 mins. They weren't horrible, but were extremely average.
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Salmon in the Dishwasher

Reviewed: May 9, 2005
Cooked perfectly - and obviously worth it for the look on people's faces when you say "Oh, be a dear, get your dinner out of the dishwasher would you?"
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Date Nut Logs

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2005
These are very yummy! Not really cookies, a kind of cross between biscuit, cake and bread. I think maybe there was a typo in the recipe that they corrected as when I came across this recipe it says 18 servings, which was perfectly reasonable. I added 3/8 teaspoon of cinnamon which made it even more yummy, and reduced the sugar slightly as the dates made it sweet enough. Also, I didn't "roll between palms", just cut into bars and let cool. Try this recipe! You won't regret it!
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Fortune Cookies I

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2005
These were great! Unusually for me, I didn't touch the recipe, and I'm glad I didn't! Although they're a little tricky to make, these would be a nice gift and taste just like the ones from the Chinese restaurants. However, this only made 9 for me, not 12.
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Tahini Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2005
Personally I tahini makes me gag but there was a jar in the cupboard that needed using up so I decided to make these for the rest of my family. Their comments were positive! The only thing I changed was using sunflower seeds instead of walnuts (man in the house does not like walnuts). So if you listen to me, vomit, but if you like tahini, try these health-conscious cookies!
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Aargau Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2005
Sooooooooooooo yummy & moist . . . I was looking for a recipe that was light - the ones in the recipe books looked really dense and heavy - and this really hit the spot. My favourite recipe from this site so far. So why didn't I give it 5 stars? Well, I had to change a few things . . . I halved the sugar, and replaced half the ground almonds with raisins and chopped walnuts. And I didn't ice it. With those adjuctments it was definately full marks, but as I had to make those changes myself I felt I could only give it a four. Anyway, definately try this recipe! I promise it's well worth it!
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Sarah's Applesauce

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2005
This is VERY yummy . . . I used dessert apples but no sugar. Nice served warm with a big dollop of ice cream starting to swirl and melt in the middle.
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