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Banana Bread - Quick Bread for Machines

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
This was overall very nice. I checked on it after the five minutes of mixing and the bananas weren't really mashed, so I stopped it, mashed them in the pan with a pastry cutter and restarted. I also had to scrape around the edges of the pan as suggested to make sure all the dry ingredients were incorporated. I used melted butter instead of oil (what can I say, I like butter) and used a cup of whole-wheat pastry flour and a cup of white flour, as we're trying to increase our whole-grain consumption, and added some vanilla and used brown sugar. Very nice, but the taste was just a little flat. I think this is because the recipe has no salt and I plan to add a little salt next time. The salt and mashing the bananas up first (probably in the baking pan, why get an extra pan dirty) will almost certainly make it five stars and I am very pleased to find a recipe that won't heat the kitchen up in the summer.
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Beer Bread I

Reviewed: May 28, 2010
This was very easy and a nice change. I also used 1/3 cup sugar and put some melted butter over the top about 10 minutes before removing it. I never buy self-rising flour so added 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1.5 teaspoons salt to 3 cups AP flour. One point: it is worth it to try to find baking powder without aluminum (Rumford, for one) for this type of recipe. Many people, including me, find that baking powder with aluminum leaves an unpleasant aftertaste and that really comes through in simple baked good such as this.
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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
This was really good and easy. I made it in a two-quart Pyrex measure for easy pouring. Definitely do not use anything smaller! I only had dark corn syrup and ran out so substituted molasses for about a third of the corn syrup. If you like molasses, you should try that. The flavor was wonderful, similar to that of molasses taffy. I have what appears to be a 1200 w oven but it's pretty old so the current times worked fine.
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Hot Milk Sponge Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2009
I was looking for a small sponge cake that would be quick and easy and this was it. I skipped the topping, added about 1/2 tsp vanilla and instead served it with strawberries and whipped cream. Imagine a Twinkie with no chemical taste, fresher and more tender...that's the effect I got. Be sure to mix with a whisk attachment if you have and mix very well as air is the primary leavening here.
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Never-Fail Fudge

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
While I have a slight prefer for fudge made the traditional way, this was ready within 15 minutes or so, although it needed a little longer to set up. My 9-year-old daughter was thrilled. I admit to using my immersion blender for a head start on the beating. I wouldn't use so much salt next time, but a couple of pinches instead. I will probably speed things a little more by melting or softening the butter first in the microwave, since that's the main hurdle to getting the mixture melted and smooth.
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Penuche Fudge

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2006
Good stuff! As per another reviewer, I substituted (real) maple extract for some of the vanilla. I also added about a teaspoon of corn syrup to keep crystallization at bay. It was very easy to make. If you have a heavy enameled pot, such as a LeCreuset, this is a great time to use it...you can turn the heat up some.
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Cousin David's Slow Cooker Brisket

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2006
This was OK. I had not used chili sauce before, and frankly I don't like it that much. If you like chili sauce you would probably love this. In all fairness, I don't use brisket that often and in retrospect I think the one I used was too lean,
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Simple Maple Syrup

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2006
I followed the advice of other reviewers to use some brown sugar, more maple flavoring, corn syrup and butter. I don't think it would pass for genuine from-the-tree maple syrup but it is a very good pancake syrup.
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Classic Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2006
I made these at my dad's house and totally messed up the order of mixing ingredients. They still came out really well! My picky grandmother pronounced them delicious and my stepmom said it was like eating soft warm oatmeal cookies. I used all-bran cereal and skipped the raisins.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2006
Great flavor and reheated well. I like mine a little thicker and would use less water next time.
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Grilled 'Fusion' Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2006
These were different and good. Next time I'd probably add a little olive oil to the marinade as pork chops dry out so easily.
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Bread Machine Bagels

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2006
I've tried making bagels at home before and these were the easiest and the most successful. I ditto earlier reviewers's suggestions to make the holes big as they tend to shrink with rising and cooking. I set my breadmaker up last night for the dough to be ready this morning; less than an hour later, we had fresh bagels for breakfast. I added vital wheat gluten to make them chewier. A keeper!
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American Lasagna

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2006
This was easy, good and we had leftovers to freeze. I made the sauce in the slow cooker and let it go for a few hours.
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