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Cranberry Orange Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2013
A very good recipe! I increased the orange juice to 1 cup and added a tsp of cinnamon, but otherwise didn't change anything except that I used dried cranberries. It's moist and delicious!
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Lemon Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2013
Delicious, lemony bread with a cake-like texture and sweetness. I made some changes based on others' comments. I used butter instead of shortening, 1 1/2 Tbsp poppyseeds instead of nuts, and added the juice of one (small) lemon to the batter, along with 1/2 tsp of (homemade, so strong) lemon extract. I also used about half lemon zest, half orange zest, and substituted 1/4 c orange juice for half of the milk. Definitely watch cooking time. Mine was done after only 45 minutes--good thing I checked, since I didn't believe it would be done so soon. I poured the glaze on as soon as I got it out of the oven and let it soak into the bread. It worked great, although I had trouble getting it out of the pan after it had cooled some. It's very good but I find it a bit too sweet. Next time I won't use orange juice and may reduce the sugar in the glaze.
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Migas II

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2013
Excellent recipe! I used 4 tortillas and 2 eggs since I was just cooking for myself. I like the ratio because it doesn't taste super-eggy. I fried in coconut oil and added a little cumin and black pepper when I put the eggs in. I can definitely see myself making these a lot!
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2013
Usually I just use the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag, but this one is far superior. I halved the recipe since I didn't have enough chocolate chips otherwise (and didn't want 4 dozen cookies in the house to tempt me all weekend!) and left out the nuts. I think I'll add them next time. Other than that, and doubling the salt (I don't know that it needed it), I followed the recipe exactly. Make sure to get these out of the oven before they look fully done, about when the edges start to firm up, then let them cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
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Chewy Coconut Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2013
Delicious but not as coconutty as I'd like even though I increased the coconut to 1 1/2 cups. Next time I might add coconut extract. Since I used sweetened coconut I reduced the white sugar to 1/4 c and I'm glad I did--the cookies are not too sweet. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, increased the vanilla to 1 tsp, and added 1/2 tsp almond extract. The dough looked so much like chocolate chip dough that I added a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips at the last minute. I don't think I needed them, though.
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Cinnamon Spice Drop Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2013
I think my main problem with this recipe is that I didn't like the cinnamon chips very much. The only brand I could find was Hershey's so I don't know if another brand would be better. I got several compliments from others on the cookies, though, so maybe it was just me. I did add a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips since the cinnamon chips I bought were in a bag with 1 2/3 c instead of 2 c. I left out the nuts and increased the cinnamon to 2 1/2 tsp and the cloves to 1/2 tsp. Oh, and I substituted unsalted butter for one cup of the shortening.
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Mock Mincemeat Pie

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
Delicious although I may use one fewer apple next time and a few more raisins. I added 1/2 c walnuts and used dark spiced rum instead of brandy. I made mine into tarts instead of one pie and had some left over. I'm tempted to eat it out of the pot with a big spoon. :)
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Mini Orange Mince Pies

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
Perfect for the mince filling I made! I used cold orange juice instead of water as other people suggested, and added 1/4 tsp cloves. I forgot to buy oranges, though, so I only had one to zest and had to share it with the filling, so the orange flavor wasn't as strong as it probably should have been. Still very good and easy dough to handle. It baked up perfectly. I made mine with star-shaped top crusts as in the photo (some with one large star and others with three small stars) and the result is a delicious, festive treat. I didn't roll out as thin as I should have so I only got twelve tarts.
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Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
So simple and delicious! I used half white and half brown sugar and added 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
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Chocolate Earl Grey Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2013
A very good cookie although I did think the cocoa overpowered it a little. I used the tea from three Twinings Earl Grey tea bags (about 3 tsp) and it was already so finely ground that I didn't do anything more with it. Next time I may use more tea. I also added 1/2 tsp almond extract, which added a bit more depth to the flavor, and 1/8 tsp salt. I chilled the dough for about half an hour, then rolled it into balls, flattened them slightly and pressed them into colored sugar before baking. I think my cookies were bigger than the recipe intended since I only got 2 1/2 dozen and I had to cook them 9 minutes instead of 7 or 8 as other people have reported. They still looked very underdone when they come out, but I let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before moving them to a rack, and by then they were perfect.
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Basic Corn Muffins

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2013
I've made this recipe twice now. Both times I used buttermilk instead of milk and used 1 1/4 c cornmeal to 3/4 c flour, 2 eggs instead of one, and omitted the salt. The first time I took the muffins out 5 minutes early but they were still very dry and tasted slightly oily. I liked the flavor though--not too sweet--so I tried again. The second time I used 6 Tbsp butter in place of the oil and cut it in instead of melting it. I also baked the muffins at 375 instead of 400. That resulted in a much moister muffin without the oily taste.
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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2013
I'd have liked a bit more gingery bite, but the cookies are really good even so. I did increase the cinnamon to 2 tsp, the nutmeg to 1/2 tsp, and added 1/2 tsp cloves. The cookies cooked very fast in my oven. I had to take them out after only about 7 minutes.
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Easter Buttermilk Hot Cross Buns

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2014
I used currants instead of raisins and made my own icing with powdered sugar, but those were the only changes I made. The buns turned out great but not as rich as I expected, probably because of the lack of eggs. I like lightly sweet much better than overly sweet but the currants were not enough to make me feel I was eating a sweet pastry instead of savory. I may up the sugar just a bit next time. I will probably also bake them on a baking sheet instead of a 9x13 pan since they smashed together as they baked and look like pull-apart rolls instead of the round hot-cross buns I remember from when I was a kid. Still, this is a good basic recipe and great for when I need to bake for a family member with an egg allergy.
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Chicken Katsu

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2014
Very easy and makes nicely crispy chicken. Next time I'll probably add paprika for a bit of extra flavor.
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Beefy Lasagna Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
Wow, I'm definitely going to be making this one over and over! There's enough sauce to make more than six pieces (eight or maybe even ten) and it's easy to serve since each piece is separate. I used shredded cheddar and mozzarella. I didn't measure, just put the fillings on until it looked right, and ended up using about half the package of cream cheese. I accidentally drained the pasta too early and it wasn't quite cooked through, so I baked the dish about half an hour and that did the trick.
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Easy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
Not bad but very dense. I used Panko crumbs since I didn't have regular breadcrumbs, which may have made a difference. I didn't love the topping either.
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Best Brownies

Reviewed: May 10, 2014
The only thing I changed was to add 3/4 c walnut pieces. I baked it in an 8x8 pan as the recipe says but the middle took forever to set. I took it out after half an hour and the center still looked liquid but I figured it would set up as it cooled. 15 minutes later I checked and it was still battery! I put it back in the oven for another five minutes and it still didn't set. Finally I turned off the oven but left the pan inside until the middle set up a bit. I'm not sure what happened--I bake a lot and haven't had this trouble before--but next time I'll use a 9x9 pan instead and hopefully that will do the trick. All that aside, these brownies are really good!
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Cherry Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 7, 2014
This is a very good cake. I baked it in two round pans for 30 minutes for a two-layer cake. I used vanilla icing (from a can), which made a pretty cake that would work well as a birthday cake. I was a bit disappointed that the cherries get lost in the chocolate flavor and don't stand out, but it's still a delicious, moist cake that was very easy to make. I'll be keeping this recipe for sure.
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Peach Kuchen

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
I thought I'd try making this in a pie plate (I have a pretty one I'd just washed) and it worked great. I used a 1-pound package of frozen peach slices, thawed, but they didn't quite cover the bottom of the pie plate so I put a few handfuls of blackberries and raspberries in the middle. That gave it some nice contrasting color too. I used butter instead of margarine and almond extract instead of vanilla, as others suggested. I also added a handful of sliced almonds, chopped into small pieces, to the cinnamon/sugar topping. Maybe since I used a ceramic pie plate, the kuchen was done in only 25 minutes. It's delicious and not too sweet, PERFECT with coffee or hot tea. It would make a good brunch recipe or a good dessert after a large meal since it's so light and not too filling. I believe you could use just about any fruit with good results. This recipe is a definite keeper!
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Cream Cheese Tart Shells

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2014
I halved this recipe to use in two ramekins. Super easy to make and a good result. I baked them without the filling for about 25 minutes, then added the filling and baked another ten minutes. The bottoms were still a bit squidgy so I probably should have baked them 30 minutes before adding the filling.
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