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Apple Crumb Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2010
Yum! I ended up not doubling the topping, but did have to add 1T more butter to work into the rest, but then had to add more flour to balance it out. So the proportions were a bit off for the crumbly topping... I also only used 1/2 cup sugar and it was plenty (though I was using non-tart apples). I used 4T flour in with the apples. I also used more like 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and I also sprinkled cinnamon in the crumb topping.
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Fortune Cookies I

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2010
These had a yummy sweet taste (I kept the sugar at 1/4 cup, it was a bit sweet, but good). I added almond extract as well, and I think that was a lot of what the good taste was. I'm really unsure if the proportions are really correct or not. My oven cooked them a lot faster, 400 was too high. I did about 4 minutes at 375. Later on they got soft, even though they were very crunchy before (perhaps the muggy weather outside?) and I tried to re-crisp them in the oven but they burned! So don't make my mistake!
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Glazed Apple Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2010
The taste is delicious. Very yummy, not overly spicy, not overly sweet. They are super soft and moist. I didn't use nuts, I tossed in dried cranberries and cinnamon chips. I think the cinnamon chips are a huge factor in their yummy taste!! My only problem was that they went quite flat and didn't hold shape very well, they fall apart really easily. I just now read advice to make teaspoon sized cookies, mine were tablespoon-plus -- maybe that would've helped. Refrigerating the dough in between also helped my later batches.
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Beer-Batter Onion Rings

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
Needs a lot more beer than it says. Needs a LOT more seasoning. This was an extremely bland batter, and the saving grace for these onion rings was my ranch dressing. I even put paprika, but it is desperately crying out for more seasoning of any/all kinds!! Also, not by fault of recipe: Needs a strong beer to get some flavor in there (I used Budweiser and it honestly didn't flavor it at all)
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Lola's Horchata

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2010
Too much sugar; use half what it calls for. I used 1 cup milk (and 1/2 cup less water) than it said so it wasn't so watery. Cinnamon is perfect amount; I splashed a bit more vanilla in. I blended the sugar and cinnamon in with the rice and liquid so that it blended better. There was still sediment at the bottom after straining though. But SO tasty!
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Vintage Lemonade

Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2010
Absolutely delicious! I ended up using the same proportions and it was perfect combination of tart and sweet, and it was strong but I didn't feel the need to water it down any more. I only take off a star because it is a bit of a hassle. To avoid the bitter white part, I just zested the lemons because cutting only the yellow part of the peel was too difficult. I'd say zest the lemons, then squeeze them. Then strain in a fine sieve to get all the peel out.
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Deluxe Blackberry Pie

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
It was pretty good, but too sweet. That's my only issue really, just too much sugar I guess? The bites of crust balanced it out, I ate it with ice cream so that helped it too. I did have an issue with it being too runny as well! Cut the pie and it all just rushed out. Too much liquid to berry ratio, and I even added extra berries. Ooh well its still yummy :) EDIT: the 1-2 days after baking were MUCH better. The pie just needs time to set. I'd still use closer to 1 c. sugar. ALSO, very important, forgot to mention I agree: i only used 1/8 t. nutmeg and about 1 t. cinnamon
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Barbecue Ribs

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
added 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, left out the 1/2 cup chile sauce. t'was AMAAAAZING!!!
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Reviewed: May 18, 2009
Yum. BUT... DEFINITELY need the LEAN ground beef. If you use regular it's just swimming with grease/fat that couldn't even be drained. I had to blot with a paper towel like crazy and still thought it was too fatty and moist... Oh, used breadcrumbs instead of saltines, added worchestershire sauce to glaze plus sauteed the onions in it, put a bit of glaze at bottom but most on top.
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Baked Asian-Style Honey Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2009
YUMMO!! well, i changed it just a tad. I added a couple T's of orange juice. used powdered ginger (didn't matter, still delish), and I did make a lot more marinade. The BIGgest difference is that i BBQed them on the barbie, and I think baking them would have been not near as good. The grill really makes a delicious sauce out of the marinade ... It was a huge hit.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2009
Pretty good recipe, I added chocolate chips, yum. BUT, my issue was the crumb topping...the proportions were all off. I suppose it needed a lot more than 1 T butter, because it was mostly brown sugary still, which just bubbled over and then flake off of the muffins.
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts III

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
SO GOOD. they were a hit at the party.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
Yum yum. I love my salmon in a sweeter sauce, and this works well!
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Apple Banana Cupcakes

Reviewed: Dec. 9, 2007
Yum yum! I made these muffins with whole wheat flour, and substituted egg beaters, and then applesauce for the shortening to make it healthier. They were delicious! The wheat flour gave it a sort-of bran muffin taste, which I loved. I loved the mix of apple/banana for this! Try this recipe!
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Honey Walnut Shrimp

Reviewed: May 12, 2007
It will take a couple tries to get it right...The sauce is great! However, the walnuts are very hard to perfect. They burnt on me! EDIT: a few years later...I did not burn the walnuts, but they weren't very sweet. I fried them up really quick, and they only tasted sweet and yummy when mixed with the sauce. The proportions of the sauce are a little bit off -- just play with it until it tastes good. The directions and proportions of the breading is perfect, just make sure your oil is hot enough and use mochiko, it really was perfect!
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