moosie

i started with the ladies at work to take turns bringing in a salad for lunch and discovered many different cuisines and tastes. Since there are vegetarians among us, our salads do not contain any meat and we try to stay away from eggs as well. The meat is not missed at all - the salads still turn out amazing!!
Coconut Icebox Cookies
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was looking for something more crispy but these still turned out pretty well... i made 4 logs and froze them, and it was such a breeze to make them when i'm craving for a little treat... just slice and bake for 5 min in my toaster oven. it's great because i can bake as much or as little as i want, and they're usually gone before the end of the day.

Double Tomato Bruschetta
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moosie's rating

best one i've ever had, even better than restuarant!!

Tiramisu Cheesecake
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moosie's rating

awesome texture and awesome taste - it was great! I made it in a smaller springform pan though and lined the side of the pans with ladyfingers, and also put a little bit more of the coffee liqueur. Topped with whipped cream then shaved Godiva chocolate~ heaven!!

Butter Snow Flakes
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moosie's rating

instead of rolling the dough out i piped it though a star tip and topped with a piece of candied cherry - i brought them to the office and they were gone in a flash!

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Big Soft Ginger Cookies
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moosie's rating

these cookies came out good but i was expecting more ginger flavour and a softer texture *update* made them again and doubled the ginger, added 1 tsp or so water and baked them at 340F instead - came out great!!! made awesome ice-cream sandwiches!!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti
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moosie's rating

the dough was crumbly and definitely took some work to form into logs - wetting hands first helped a lot. I was worried about the logs being too thin (less than 1/2" tall) but they puffed up nicely in the oven. i took the advice to use up the yolks as an egg wash and got a really lovely yellow color, but i think i will skip that next time because it tasted too "eggy". really nice crunch, but not enough of the lemon flavour - will have to up the amount of zest and extract next time.

Almost No Fat Banana Bread
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moosie's rating

perfect with just 1/2 cup of sugar, upped the cinnamon and used whole eggs rather than just whites (=nothing wasted!!), and also added 2 tbsp of flaxseeds. baked only 20 min in mini muffin pan topping each with a walnut half and they came out great!! yummy low fat treats!!

Indian Relish
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moosie's rating

This is somewhat of a misnomer - there isn't really anything "indian" about it - but it is amazing - we had it in hamburgers, hot dogs, on cream cheese & crackers, even with fresh pineapples - and it was great everywhere we used it!! I did have problems with it not thickening - but that was easily fixed by adding some cornstarch in water as suggested by other reviewers. And i have to admit that i had to change things quite a bit to suit what i had on hand - substituting celery for onion, rice vinegar for white wine vinegar and chopped fresh thai chili peppers for the crushed chili pepper flakes - but it was still awesome!!

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Ratatouille
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moosie's rating

turned out quite soupy but went great with a french loaf

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
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moosie's rating

Skip the lemon zest and added white chocolate chips - they turned out great with a crunchy edge and chewy middle

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