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Vermont Apple Pie

Reviewed: Aug. 31, 2005
Very very runny. Also it was a tad too sweet for my tastes. I like the filling to be sweet, but slightly tart, and this filling was just plain sweet. So next time, I'd add more flour, minus some of the brown sugar and add a couple teaspoons of lemon juice.
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Lower Fat Banana Bread II

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2006
I followed the reviewers suggestions and added an extra banana, 1tspn cinnamon, and used (1/3cup) brown sugar and (1/3cup) white sugar. I baked this in a loaf pan, so I had baked it about 75-80 minutes. When I took it out, the bottom was stil mushy, so I put it in the oven for another 10 minutes or so. By then the bread was just about ready (Although there was still a little bit of mushiness unfortunately... I didn't want the crust of the bread too burnt..). This bread was a little bland tasting. I could definitely taste the difference between this and regular banana bread. I much prefer regular banana bread. The loaf was quite dense and it did not rise enough in my opinion, so if I were to make it again in a loaf pan, I would add maybe a teaspoon more of baking powder. The recipe was alright, but I personally think there are better tasting banana bread recipes out there.
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Shortbread Supreme

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2006
Basic ingredients for a basic shortbread cookie. They tasted absolutely fantastic and melted in your mouth when they were still warm, but after they cooled a few minutes later, the cookies did not have that melt in your mouth, creamy shortbread texture that I was looking for. The taste though was excellent. I added 1 tspn vanilla extract for a little more taste. I had a ton of chocolate baking wafers, so I put one in the middle of each of my cookies to make them look prettier and for a little chocolate treat. Easy to make and great tasting, but as for the authentic 'shortbread' factor, I would say it's lacking in the texture compartment.
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Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2006
This cake is very delicious, moist, and not to mention absolutely beautiful. The tartness of the cranberries, the crunchiness of the nuts, and sweetness of the gooey topping complement each other extremely well. I did make adjustments though.For the topping ingredients, I chose to chop a few of the cranberries in half so it would cover the bottom of the pan more evenly. I used a mix of crumbled pecans, walnuts, and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds instead of using only pecans. I didn't have enough sour cream to fill 1 cup, so I used 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup vanilla yogourt which worked just as well. I used an 8" springform pan, and because it is slightly smaller in diameter compared to the average 9" pan that most people used, I knew I had to increase the baking time a little bit. Also, according to some reviews, 60min was not long enough to fully bake the cake, and 350 degrees was too high. From this info, I baked my cake at 325 degrees for around 75-80min and it came out perfect and even. For this cake, I'd definitely recommend using a pan no bigger than 9" because it's a pretty short cake. In the future I will continue using an 8" or maybe even a 7" pan. For me, this cake took quite a bit of prep and baking time, but it's definitely worth the trouble and wait. When serving, I decorated each slice with a light sprinkle of toasted coconut, and a dallop of whipped cream on the side.
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Crab Quiche

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2006
These were quite tasty. I used frozen mini tart shells and put them in the oven for 8 minutes first before filling them with the mixture. I chopped the crab meat very finely to get a less chunky consistency. Also, I added a few drops of louisiana hot sauce, minced jalapenos and around 1/2tspn cumin to the mixture to give it a nice spicy kick. I found the quiche to be rather plain without the spicier ingredients.
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Artichoke Spinach Dip

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2006
Tastes absolutely fabulous. I've used this recipe many times. This recipe makes wayyyy too much though, even for a big party. I recommend halving all the ingredients and it should give you plenty enough to serve many guests and yourself. Also, I added some minced fresh garlic rather than using garlic salt.
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2006
A lovely salsa dish. The mangoes create a very unique flavour. I did make some of my own variations though. I didn't use the avocado because I didn't have any, I added 1/2 tspn cumin, and 2tspn hot sauce to create an extra hot zing. I will definitely make it again, and maybe I'll try using avocado next time as well.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2006
Added 1tsp cinn and 1/2tsp nutmeg as previous reviews suggested. Very tasty, chewy, and has a lot of texture at the same time.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2006
The cookies have an awesome consistency. Chewy and they can last a few days as well! The only problem I have is with the taste of the dough. I find it overly sweet, and I made this recipe 2x already. Next time I am going to reduce the sugar. Maybe try 3/4cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Make sure you leave enough room between each cookie on the cookie sheet before baking because these cookies flatten and spread.
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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2006
A definite let-down. The cookies weren't horrible by any means, but I have definitely had much better. The cookies were a tad cakey, and yes they were soft, but not in a cookie way, more of a cakey soft crumbly way. I like chocolate chip cookies to be moist, chewy, and slightly more dense. I will continue my search for the ultimate chocolate chip cookies.
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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2006
I made this recipe using 1/3 of all ingredients because I did not want to end up with several dozen cookies. I measure the ingredients to exact measurements. After mixing the adjusted ingredients, I found that the batter was stiffer than usual cookie batters, and the chocolate chips had trouble mixing with the batter. After forcibly sticking chocolate chips to the batter balls on the cookie sheet, I started baking the cookies. They barely spread at all in the oven. They actually puffed slightly so it was a little bit cakey. after around 12-13 minutes at 350degrees, the cookies were golden brown. They tasted excellent with crispy outsides and soft insides, but I still personally prefer a chewier, less puffed cookie. Next time I'm going to reduce the flour so the cookies can spread a little more.
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Bake Sale Lemon Bars

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2006
The taste of the bars themselves were delicious, but only after I made some adjustments, therefore I give it 4 stars. The recipe directions and amounts have flaws. Firstly, I do not recommend making this recipe with a 9x13" pan because there is not nearly enough lemon filling or crust batter unless you want 0.25" tall squares. For the amount of ingredients listed, I found using a 9x9" pan perfect. Also, I used 350degrees throughout the whole baking process because I found that a lot of people said 375deg was too high. I baked the crust for around 18min. Many previous reviewers said it was too sweet, so for the filling, I used 1/2 cup lemon juice for more tartness instead of 1/4 as recipe states, and so I also added an extra 1tbsp of flour so the bars won't be any runnier. I baked for 24 minutes at 350 Degrees, and it was ready, with the edges almost burnt, but middle being perfect. Next time I might adjust the oven to 325deg during the last 10minutes of baking so the edges won't bake faster than the center and so the bar will be more evenly baked. With these adjustments you will make absolutely delectable, perfect sized lemon bars!!
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2006
I made the recipe in a 9x9" pan. I sprinkled crushed peanuts on the top layer of the batter before putting it in the oven. I baked it for 30min at 325deg and they came out looking absolutely wonderful and they tasted and smelled moist and delicious. I must admit though, these brownies are a little cakey. They're a mix between cake and brownie. Although they're tasty, I was looking for a more dense, rich, chewy brownie. I may make this recipe again in the future because of its simplicity, but I will still be looking for the perfect brownie recipe.
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French Pastry Pie Crust

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
Perfect easy to make pie crust. I used this recipe to make mini custard tarts. I would, however, cut in an additional 1/2 cup butter into the flour and sugar as well because the 1 cup shortening seemed to not be enough. Other then that, this recipe is excellent and easy to make!
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Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2006
I thought I'd try using this recipe because it calls for butter-flavored shortening rather then just plain butter and I wanted to experiment with something different. These cookies came out soft and slightly puffy. The taste of the cookie is good though, but I personally prefer dense moist cookies. I also must admit I prefer using real butter because it spreads more and tastes richer, but for those who like softer texture rather than chewier dense cookies, this recipe does the trick.
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Mom's Ginger Snaps

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2006
Perfect. I doubled the amount of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves as previous users suggested and added a pinch of allspice for my personal tastes. I baked for around 10 minutes and the bottoms were a dark brown but the cookie was still soft and the bottoms were chewy. If you want a more evenly soft cookie definitely take them out of the oven at 8 or 9 minutes. I will be making these again for sure! Next time I'm going to also try it with dark brown sugar for a richer taste and a even denser, chewier cookie.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2006
My friend described the taste as: fluffy cookie dough with a crisp touch of sugar cinnamon, and she was bang on!! When you taste raw chocolate chip cookie dough, it tastes different than the actual baked cookie..But this cookie has basically a pure cookie dough taste in its baked form. A very simply and light not overly sweet cookie. Make sure you keep an eye on them while baking. I baked a batch for 9 minutes and the bottoms burnt so fast! Next tray I baked for 8 minutes and they were perfect. My cookies, however, did not have that cracked looking top that many of the submitted recipe photes have. My cookies were farely smooth looking but still had that crisp outside texture. I followed the recipe exactly too. I might try chilling the dough next time as some users suggested
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Pecan French Toast

Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2006
Tasty, but I needed longer baking time. I needed at least 40-45 minutes. I also used PAM like many other reviewers, but some parts of my finished toast still stuck, so make sure if you're using PAM to spray a few good layers. The orange zest was definitely a unique touch and the pecans created a pleasent crunch.
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Blueberry Coffee Cake I

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2006
hmm.. this recipe seems to have flawed information. A bundt pan is a tube pan, and is therefore an upside-down kind of cake.. yet the instructions tell you to put the extra streusel at the top after all of the batter has been poured in (which would be the bottom of the cake since it's in a bundt pan!!). I put all the streusal as the middle layer w/ the fruit. Also, there is not nearly enough batter for a bundt pan (I use a 9" one).. I had to double the cake recipe and I used extra milk as well as less flour as previous users suggested. After around 75 minutes the cake was ready. The look? Not a very pretty looking cake. The taste? Nothing spectacular. The flavor is farely plain. This doesn't have that rich and fluffy 'cake' type texture that I associate with most cakes. There were too many recipe flaws and I had to take suggestions from other reviewers, and even then I didn't get a super great cake.. so this gets 3 stars. Very average.
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Dawn's Candied Walnuts

Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2006
Tasty recipe! Unfortunately I couldn't find my candy thermometer so I just estimated.. 8 minutes at the middle setting for my stove. The mixture was fine but the bottom of the pan was a little burnt (which results in a huge pain to wash and a yucky smell). Next time I'll have to dig up my candy thermometer to be safe.
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