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No Commercial Yeast Starter

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2009
I'm two weeks into starting and I've yielded 2 loves of wonderful tangy bread using the "Sourdough Bread III" recipe from this site. I will admit, I wondered how this was all going after week 1. There didn't seem to be much activity, but after doing a search online, I found a sourdough forum. I was comforted knowing I wasn't the only clueless newbie to sourdough bread. The fact that my second loaf turned out well was also confirmation that things are okay. Make sure to use bottled or filtered water. Chlorine from tap water could stop the chemistry. I started with 1/2 cup each flour and water. 2 cups seemed too much when I would only have time to make bread on the weekend. Now I keep in the fridge and 'feed' once a week. Approximately 12 hours before making bread, I take it out of the fridge, feed, and allow it to reach room temp.
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Marshmallow Fondant

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
This is my first attempt at fondant. All things considered,I think it went very well. I followed the highly rated review using a jar of marshmallow fluff. My fondant covered a Barbie cake for my daughter's birthday. She was tickled pink.
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Decorator Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
Initially, I wondered about the amount of butter, but this whipped up nicely and was an excellent compliment to the cut out sugar cookies I frosted. Like others stated, it dries nicely so you can stack cookies but yet they are still soft when eaten. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Delicious and rich.
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Oaty Cereal Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2009
Yum! I used Cheerios, natural peanut butter, reduced the sugar slightly, added 3/4 cup oats (both quick or old fashioned will work) and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. I continued to boil the sugar/honey mixture for 30 seconds after it came to a full boil and got a nice bar that stays together without being candy hard. Do not boil the honey/sugar mixture for up to 5 minutes. Doing so creates the "rock hard" and "break your tooth" oaty cereal bars referred to in other reviews.
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Speedy Ice Cream

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2009
A great activity to do with the kids! I used 2% milk, so really I have ice milk. I also used rock salt and a large rubbermaid container to contain the ice/salt. No need to crush the ice. After 6 minutes, we have a good solid ice cream. As others suggested, be sure to rinse the ice/salt off the ice cream bag before opening. We've had a great time experimenting with flavors. Besides adding candy and cookies, we've tried...1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cocoa powder, small chunks natural peanut butter, chopped Reeses Pieces (chocolate PB delight)...1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp peppermint, semisweet mini chocolate chips, green food coloring (mint chocolate chip)...1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon flavoring, 1 tsp cocoa powder (chocolate cinnamon). Need to try instant coffee granules next!
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Chinese Chicken Fried Rice II

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2009
Great recipe for leftover chicken. I use brown rice and make it the night before. First, I saute the onion, then scramble the egg with it and add the remaining ingredients. Just make sure to have them all at the stove...it goes quick. An easy recipe to half if you choose, still using 1 egg.
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Strawberry Jam

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2009
A great recipe to use my strawberries that were a little past ripe. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it boiling quite hot enough on my portable induction unit (trying to conserve heat in the summer) so it didn't set up very well. This is not the fault of the recipe! It still tasted great, and will be excellent over ice cream. I look forward to trying again on the electric stove.
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Zucchini Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2009
Made these for the office and they were a hit. Followed the recipe to a "T". I used my KitchenAid to mix it all together. When I added the zucchini last, the consistency became completely moist and easy to spread in the pan. Next time, I may substitute 1/4 cup of applesauce for 1/4 cup oil. Delicious!
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Cake Mix Cookies VIII

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2009
A quick and convenient cookie recipe when you want cookies fast! I used only 1 egg and added 1 tsp of vanilla. Instead of adding the suggested oil (more fat and calories), I melted the margarine in the microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. It mixed up great. Then drop by teaspoon fulls onto the baking sheet and flattened slightly with the bottom of a glass coated in sugar. I used a yellow mix with chocolate chips. They were ok. Chocolate Fudge with peanut butter chips were outstanding. Lemon with no chips were like lemon sugar cookies. Next is spice mix with added oats and white chocolate chips, then strawberry with white chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2009
Eat this warm and it's like Heaven. Still good when it cools down too. I wanted to do something different with my ripe bananas. In the first bite, I definitely taste banana. Then I start to feel the smooth chocolate taste each bite after that. The recipe can easily be halved to make 1 loaf. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and 4 small to medium bananas for the one loaf. I'd use 7 bananas for the full recipe. Mini chocolate chips are a must so they don't sink to the bottom. A moist sweet bread that I will definitely make again. Thanks Traci P!
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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2009
Quick, easy and delicious. I used 1/4 cup margarine and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce in place of the 3/4 cup margine called for. According to other suggestions, I also used lemon juice instead of water and added 1/2 teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extract. The amount of jam is perfect and more would be too much. I used a small piece of wax paper to help press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. After one hour at work, the pan was half gone and I had requests for the recipe. Try it!
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Belle's Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
I made these today when I realized I forgot the buns while shopping. I substituted 2 cups all purpose flour with wheat flour, made the dough in the bread machine and then shaped and baked in the oven. My child doesn't normally like bread, but she asked for more after sampling a bite. Husband loved it too. The conclusions are: 1. These are better than buns bought from the store. 2. This could easily be made as a loaf bread. 3. We're going to use this to make cloverleaf rolls for the holidays.
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Hamburger Buns

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
Just made these today when I realized I forgot the buns when shopping. I substituted 2 cups all purpose flour with wheat flour, made the dough in the bread machine and then shaped and baked in the oven. My child doesn't normally like bread, but she asked for more after sampling a bite. Husband loved it too. The conclusions are: 1. These are better than buns bought from the store. 2. This could easily be made as a loaf bread. 3. We're going to use this to make cloverleaf rolls for the holidays.
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Banana Muffins I

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
What an excellent, guilt free way to use ripe bananas! No alterations needed, but if I made some it would be to add baking soda to the sour cream, then fold into the bananas/sugar/egg, then lightly stir in dry ingredients. This makes for a very light and airy muffin. You could also add 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. As others have stated, plain yogurt can be used in place of sour cream.
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Banana Cake V

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2009
Mmmm! The recipe is excellent as written. I made the following alterations: I used 3 ripe bananas which was about 1 1/2 cup and used all purpose flour since I didn't have cake flour. Replace 1/4 cup white sugar with brown sugar. Replace 1/4 cup butter with unsweetened applesauce. Replace sour cream with plain yogurt. Added 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Tasty...almost like a chocolate chip cookie!
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
I make mine in the microwave. Adding everything but the vanilla and set on High for 30 seconds. Then I just stir until it is all smooth and add the vanilla. Depending on what you are using this with, you can be creative. Use different extracts or white chocolate. Perfect glaze for the "Too Much Chocolate Cake" from this site.
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Too Much Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: May 15, 2009
I have made this a few times in the last month and get rave reviews every time. To make it a little "lighter" I use sugar free pudding, replace 1/2 cup oil with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, and use low fat sour cream or plain yogurt. Topped with the Satiny Chocolate Glaze recipe from this site and you have a dense, rich awesome treat! The favorite flavor combinations have been Devils food cake/chocolate pudding/peanut butter chips followed by Chocolate cake (+2 tsp peppermint extract)/chocolate pudding/mint chocolate chips.
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Gobble Up Granola Snacks

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2009
Excellent bars that can be customized to anyone's taste. I used honey in place of the corn syrup, smooth PB, rolled oats, and added sesame seeds, 1/3 cup each of wheat germ and mini choco chips (after the sugar, honey, pb was mixed in or the chips will melt). I omitted the raisins. Honestly, I thought it was almost too sweet. But I can see where adding dried fruit and/or chopped nuts may help cut back on the sweetness. Next time I'll try adding walnuts and dried cranberries or apricots. Husband and child both loved them.
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Garbanzo Bean Patties

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2014
These are really good. I typically half the recipe using Italian bread crumbs and 1 can garbanzo beans, reserving liquid to use if needed for consistency. My husband really likes these and will break them up to add with his vegetables.
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Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2009
Very easy to make and the house smelled wonderful while it was baking. I made this so a co-worker with Celiac disease could enjoy. The entire department gobbled it up with powdered sugar and sliced strawberries. Caution: do not flour the pan if you are making this for someone with a gluten intolerance. Try cocoa powder or skip dusting all together. I don't have a full size food processor, but a mini prep. After processing the beans and eggs, I dumped into a larger bowl and used a hand mixer to add the remaining ingredients. Very moist and chocolaty!
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