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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2007
I give it 5 stars based on the alterations I made. Foudn it really odd this had no beans or rice so I naturally added those. Added about a half cup of black beans and a cup of white rice. I added lime instead of lemon as lemon made no sense. Made this totally vegetarian using Quorn brand fake chicken which is the absolute best faux chicken u can buy. Used Whole Foods veg chicken broth powder w/ tastes exactly like chicken. I added soem smoked jack cheese shavings to the broth and a couple handfulls of lite mexican cheese blend from Trader Joe's. I doubled the entire recipe cuz as is it's just enough for 2 people. When I make soup my purpose is for left overs and this is enough for 6 people how I made it. Definitely will make again!
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Banana Chip Muffins I

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2007
I used buttersctoch chips instead though banana chip would work great as well. Used half and half of brown sugar and pure cane. To me anything w/ banana just is not right w/ out the taste of brown sugar. Used Energy Egg replace instead of eggs as well which works just as good if not better than eggs. Sweet but not too much and perfect texture.
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Moist and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2005
More like 3 1/2 stars as I had to make a decent amount of adjustments. For one this recipe used far too little peanut butter! I used the called for amount and tasted the batter and barely tasted the PB. I ended up having to add 2 cups worth for a real peanuty flavor. I added 1/4 cup cane sugar and 1 cup brown. I use energy egg re-placer instead of egg as I never see it necessary to make s baked good dairy if it doesn't need to be. I skipped the butter as it's unnecessary since the peanut oil subs for the purpose of the butter and I used about 1 cup of water. I added peanut butter chips too. Didn't bother cooling the batter as it was clear it was the perfect consistency so don't waste your time fridging overnight! Who wants to wait for that?! As always I baked one cookie to make sure it was the right texture. These need to be formed (what I call holding hand cookies) as you cannot just roll the batter into a ball and place on the sheet & expect them to mold themselves in the shape of a cookie. You must roll the batter in a pretty large golf ball sized ball and then flatten. About 5 min into the baking process I make fork indents in the centers. I also made some w/ chocolate chips. Came out moist (help of the water) semi0chewy and not dry at all. Will make again based on my adjustments.
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Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Reviewed: Apr. 17, 2005
Needs twice as much cocoa powder and therefor more sugar and at least a half cup of diluted cornstartch. There are better more chocolately pudding recipes by far.
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2005
Though it needed alterations the final product came out very well. I ommited the coffee as any hint of the taste of coffee my hubby find unpleasant except when he's drinking actual coffee. I instead whipped up a cocoa drink by mixing 2 cups soy milk w/ about 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. In additon to that cocoa powder I still needed about a cup more just to make the batter chocolately as 3/4 cup barely added any cocoa flavor let alone anything deserving of being titled Dark Chocolate! I never use salt in baking so that was also ommited and always use energy egg replaces instead of actual eggs. Made cup cakes w/ the batter and this batter makes a lot! If I had another cup cake pan this batter would had made about 9 or 10 large cup cakes. Final product was chocolately and moist. Whipped up a quickie chocolate frosting w/ sour cream, cream cheese, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla ex.
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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2005
My first time making coconut pie and it came out great! Used egg whites only, cane sugar instead of the refined crappy C&H type sugar which is fined through animal bones, real fresh whipped cream, and a graham cracker crust which compliented the coconut very well. This only needed to be chilled for 45 min till it was completely solidified. I only toasted the coconut sprinkles I put on top the pie. Once the whiiped cream I made was firm enough I took the pie out of the fridge and sprinkled cinnamon, toasted coconut and white chocolate shavings. Looked very profesional and yummy! Taste was very good. Kinda like tapioca pudding minus the tapioca balls. Not overly rich even though it super fattening! Next time I'll pair it w/ sliced bananas and maybe some caramel drizzle.
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Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2005
Made this using Quorn vegi breaded chicken. Needed about 2 more limes to achieve any lime taste. Came out very good though and will make again. Did not use jalapeno's as jalapeno are unbearably hot for me and my hubby, but did use a dash of red pepper.
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Best Ever Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2005
I am so pleased! Has taken me many years of baking to find a muffin/bread recipe which does nto come out dense! I have actually had this recipe in my box for a longtime, but mis-catorgarized it so I forgot I had it for years in my box! I made blueberry banana muffins. I ommited the salt as I always do in baked goods as I have discovered over my many years of baking salt adds nothing to baked goods. I also do not use dairy in baking and instead use Energy egg replacer & soy milk and it works exactly the same. Since white (refined) sugar is so horrible for the body and is fined through animal bones (YUK!) I always use turbinado in place of white sugar and/or raw cane sugar. Tatses no different and is much much better all around.
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Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2005
Very good, but too dry so I shall add a little honey and/or some fruit juice to the mix next time. tasted just like a granola bar though which is what I wanted. Was so dry though it was impossible to cut into actual squares as it just broke apart randomly. I never ever use salt in any baked good as I have found over the years doing is useless as it adds absolutely zilch to any baked good. I added cinnamon and mixed dried berries as well as vanilla paste and slivered almonds to the batter.
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Jay's Jerk Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2005
This was painfully spicy and I only used half a very tiny jalapeno pepper! My poor hubby I were dying of mouth pain!!!! I diluted the marinade w OJ and lime juice and even some white wine and even still the spiciness was unbearable! From what we coudl taste through the spiciness the overall flavor was good, so I'll make again sometime w out the jalapeno. I have had authentic Jerk Chicken in Jamaica and it was not spciy like this, but instead coated w ground black pepper and seasonings so I'll make it more authentic nexttime and see how it turns out.
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Double Chocolate Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2004
This is a basic chocolate cream pie recipe and it's very good. As is this is just barely chocolatey as I had to add about 3 times more chocolate (chips and cocoa powder) to make this chocolaty. I also needed to add more cornstarch as it was clear that the mixture would not be solid enough. I did not use egg yolk, but instead whites as I never use yolks and everythign came out fine. I also assume that the mixing the eggs in a separate bowl is a uselss step and one extra dish not needed so I will skip that step next time to see. I made a grham cracker peacan crust, garnished pie w/ banana, chocolate shavings, chocolate & regualr whipped cream and caramel. Was sinfully to die for!
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Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2004
I have never understood the purpose of carrot cake opposed to just your basic cinnamon based cake so I decided to make it for myself to see if there really is a difference. This was my first time makin carrot cake. Well, there is no difference. Carrots add absolutely zilch to a cake except make it healthier, but flavor and texture wise they're a pretty useless addition. Anyhow, everything came otu really good. Tastes just like a cinnabun! This is the best frostign I have ever had in my life too! I did make some changes by decreasign soem fo the ingredients because I coudl tell before I even made this that many of the amounts were unnecessary. Instead of 2 cups sugar I used 1 1/2 (since the frostign is so sweat). I used no salt. Used 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda as I have found w/ all baked goods recipes to add at least a half teaspoon more then called for as it makes a huge difference in how moist the item in question is. I used 3 instead of 4 eggs and only used egg whites (as always). And for the frosting only needed 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar as a half cup more would had been unbearably sweet. Insead of using a tube pan or 9 pans I simply used a large casserole dish and it came out great and cooked in less then an hour. Came out super moist and flavorful.
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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2004
If I had any idea that all a crepe was was a pancake then I woudl had done this ages ago! The only differece is you really spreading the batter out once in the pan cooking, but other then that everything is done the same prep and cooking wise. This took all of mabye 7 min total to make 2 large crepes. To make the batter more savory I added garlic, basil, romano cheese, salt and pepper to it.
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Michelle's Coconut Chicken Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2004
This is a very food recipe though it needed a lot of extra flavoring as just using curry powder is not enough. I turned this into a Thai India Curry dish using both Yellow curry powder and green Thai curry sauce from Trader Joe's. I added about 7 leaves of fresh basil, a lot more garlic!, a teaspoon salt which still wasn't enough. I used carrots, potato, broccoli, bell pepper and spinach for the veggies and faux chicken from Quorn (the best fake chix). Came out very good and my hubby who rarely eats a whole plate ate the whole thing in 5 min! Will make again!
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Lazy Dazy Cake I

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2004
I added 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla ex along w/ a half cup finely shredded coconut to the batter. I also did not use egg yolk and instead egg whites which worked otu great! I find yolk is usually unnecessary anyhow. The glaze needs work because as is it's super runny like water and has no substance or stickability. Needs to harden once cooled and it doesn't at all. The glaze also needed somethign extra flavor wise so I added a couple tablespoons of rum, 1 table spoon vanilla ex, and 2 teaspoons coconut ex. The cakes texture came out very well. It also only needed to be cooked a half hour so I'm glad I was payign attention and didn't follow the recipes time for a whole hour! Casue the cake would had been ruined. At a half hour the top had a perfect golden brown color and was firm and moist. Will make again, but will modify as I already have to make it a better recipe.
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Chicken Milano

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2004
This was excellent! I did make some alterations though. I added about twice as much fresh basil, used olive oil marinated sun dried tomatoes as fresh are far too tough and flavorless. I used about 6 cloves of roasted garlic and added about 1/4 cup of red wine to the sauce. Once the sauce was thick I added about 1/3 cup of parmasean/romano cheese. That's the emain thing this sauce needed to flavor it up more! I used salt and groudn pepper as well. This recipe should just be for the sauce cause this can be used on any pasta or meat dish. I sed my Quorn meatless breaded chicken (the best faux chicken out there) over a bed of fettucini and it was excellent!!!! This sauce would even make a great soup!
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2004
The only thing this is missing is a creamy taste so I added 1/3 cup of whipped cream cheese and that made all the difference! Trader Joe's makes this yummy yogurt based whipped cream cheese and it's the best cream cheese I have ever had. Really zests any frosting up!
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Nany's White Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2004
Tatse is good, but this batter does not rise in the slightest! Completely flat! I had to make another batch just to make it the height of a "normal" cake. Will not make again.
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Fudgey Special Dark® Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2004
This is a very good recipe! Needs motifications however, but once that is done this turns out to be one of the best brownie recipes I have made. I use Sharffen Berger sweetened cocoa powder. That makes a huge difference in the taste and quality. This recipe as is makes extremely thin brownies so if you like some body to your brownies double all ingredients except the cocoa powder, flour, and butter. With the cocoa I add just one extra 1/3 cup, flour I use 2 1/3 cups, and butter I use one stick. These make for very excellent brownies! Not to cakey and not too chewy. My hubby is addicted to them as I am as well. They look nothing like the picture Hershey provides however. Even making them the exact way the recipe states does nto make them even resemble what's in the picture. I have now made these with cinnamon, peanut butter and chocolate chips, and white chocolate and chocolate chips. Can't go wrong it seems! Oh! And there's no need to add only a portion of the melted butter in the first steps. You can add all the butter at once with the cocoa powder, baking soda, vanilla etc... Just one sauce pan to heat the butter, a mixing spoon. and a large bowl is all you need to make these.
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2004
Decent recipes. Would add half brown and half turbinado sugar next time instead of just turbinado (white sugar is bad!) I used about 1/4 cup more milk, but used all buttermilk as it makes for a fluffier more moist bread. I hate the typical dry cornbread! And as I do with every cornbread recipe I add about a cup of fresh corn kernals and when the bread is semi firm on top I drizzle honey. Next time I make this I'll use the half brown sugar and see if this comes out even better
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