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One Bowl Brownies

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2008
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! These brownies are easier and simpler than any other from-scratch recipe I've ever tried, but the taste and texture were unparalleled. I appreciated the simplicity-- no double boiler, no tempering eggs, very few ingredients . . . and they were fudgey, chewy, and deliciously chocolatey.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
This recipe ACTUALLY yields about 4 servings. This was shockingly easy, healthy, and tasty-- like a vegan southwest one-pot dinner. I added a few diced tomatoes.
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Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
We had problems with coarse sugar and humidity causing shrinking, beading, and weeping, but that's not the recipe's fault. The filling was nice and tart. We all loved it.
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Challah I

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
Really good taste and texture. It didn't look very braided after it rose, though. Next time I'm going to roll the dough into shorter, thicker "snakes" to braid. EDIT: A good way to get beautiful, tall loaves is to do a 6-strand braid. There are some great videos on youtube to show you how. Also, if you're halving the recipe to make one loaf, 40 minutes is far too long. Our single loaf was perfect after 25 minutes.
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Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
SO flaky and tender. TIP: if you don't have a food processor or pastry cutter, try freezing the block of butter, and then grating it. I even put my grated butter back in the freezer, so the little bits FOR SURE stay solid and cold when I'm working the dough.
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Fruit Pizza III

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
Fun, tasty, attractive dessert! I added some lemon juice and zest to the cookie "crust." Also, I'm in a country that doesn't have frozen whipped topping, so I made sweetened whipped cream, instead, and then beat in cream cheese. It was great.
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Pizza Dough II

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2008
Great recipe! I stretched it out pretty thin because I read so many reviews about uncooked dough and burnt toppings. Only had to bake it for 12-15 minutes. I didn't have a pizza stone or pan, so I just used a baking sheet, and I'm glad I did because if I were confined to a round pan, I would not have been able to stretch it out as thinly as I did. Bread flour is a MUST if you want to stretch it thin without making holes. I also sprinkled some cornmeal on the pan before laying down the dough. This recipe ACTUALLY serves about 6 people.
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Finnish Nissua

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2008
I doubled the cardamom, as suggested, and the bread is fragrant and nice, but the glaze is horrible. It was thick, unattractive, and superfluously sweet. After it hardens, it flakes off the bread slices when you bite into them. Also, be warned: this recipe takes forever
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Cinnamon Rolls I

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2008
Smells, looks, and tastes wonderful. People RAVED. I used a lot more cinnamon than called for + a sprinkling of nutmeg and cut the rolled log using thread. Also made a cream cheese frosting, which I assume was implied. I had to wait longer than 45 minutes between setting to rise and baking, so they were HUGE and really jammed in there! Next time I'll make "more" by slicing them thinner, lying them loosely, and letting them rise longer. TIP: For more attractive rolls, arrange them in rows and columns; otherwise they rise and bake into kind of amoeba-shapes.
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Raspberry Oat Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
People loved these. I thought they just tasted like homemade Nutrigrain bars.
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Marble Swirl Pound Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
Incredibly easy, beautiful, moist, and tasty! I baked this in a 9x13 for 35 minutes. Would have been great with chocolate buttercream frosting, but frosting is so not necessary. Will DEFINITELY make again
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Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2008
I made these for a party, and people loved them. I thought they just tasted like homemade Nutrigrain bars.
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Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
The muffins are moderately tasty, but I have a lot of qualms with this recipe. 1) Because of all the mix-ins, or perhaps the oven temperature, the muffins were flat on top, instead of rounded. 2) I don't think so much oil was needed. 3) This makes WAY more than 18 muffins-- I made about 30. I don't think I'll make this again-- It would have been tastier with some grated apple or zucchini, and maybe nuts.
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Honey Oat Beer Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2008
VERY easy, and it turned out PERFECT. With honey in it, I thought it would be a sweet bread, but it's not. It was actually rather savory. Next time I'll add more honey or make some honey butter to spread on the slices.
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Cinnamon Teacake

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2008
For a normal cake pan, doubling the recipe is a MUST. This is incredibly easy, and the crunchy butter/cinnamon/sugar topping is sooooo good! I added about 1 tsp. nutmeg, and about 1/2 tsp. each of allspice and cloves. It made it spicy and smell really good while baking.
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2008
Grating the butter was great (much more efficient and effective than using a pastry cutter or criss-crossing knives). To keep the butter ice cold, I put the shavings back in the freezer for awhile after grating it. The scones were very tender and delicious.
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Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
Tastes like normal chicken, but it looks lovely.
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Orange Pecan French Toast

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
Because I don't have a griddle, making French toast for a big group would be time consuming if I did it on the stove top. This is so tasty and time-efficient!
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Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
Very simple and delicious! I just moved to the Middle East, and the stores don't have ingredients that other scalloped potato recipes require, like condensed soup and packet seasonings. This was very easy to prepare, and I was able to double it but still cook it in a pan the same size. Everyone loved it.
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Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2007
I used a TON of bread cubes, so the top was kind of crusty. The vanilla sauce was the perfect thing to to soften it. My roommates and I LOVED it.
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