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My name's Jess, and I love to cook!
Lemon Cupcakes
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These were light, fluffy, lemony, and delicious! Unfortunately I overfilled my small cupcake tins, and the tops became crusty and dry. Do NOT fill them any more than 3/4 as the self-rising flour definitely rises! I made plain icing and flavored it with the left over lemon juice and zest. It you like your cupcakes sweet, then icing is a must--The batter would also work well for lemon poppy seed muffins, I think, because my cupcakes, at least, weren't super sweet. The batter by itself was great, too though--definitely take the time to lick the spoon! :D

Aunt Mary's Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread
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Very delicious! Probably the best banana bread I've ever made. I used butter, and the first time I made it I used double the butter (by accident!). Even though it wasn't on purpose, it made the recipe that much more moist, and very good. You could also try adding some apple juice to achieve this effect--I wanted to, but couldn't find any.

To Die For Blueberry Muffins
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This is such an awesome recipe! I used apple sauce instead of oil, and only half a cup of sugar. I made one batch with blue berries and mango and one with bananas and walnuts. And, as suggested, I filled the muffin tins up to the top. They rose beautifully and looked like something you could get at a cafe! Such an awesome recipe, that you can make all kinds of muffins with!

Sarah's Banana Bread Muffins
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Very good! I doubled the recipe and made a dozen with crushed pecans, and a dozen with semi-sweet chocolate chips. I read what some previous reviewers mentioned and halved the sugar to 1/2 cup per batch. Also, the cooking time was only about 25 minutes. Still, very moist and flavorful.

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Sex in a Pan I
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A very good, easy to follow recipe that I made very few adjustments to. First off, the prep time posted doesn't take into account all the time you need to cool each layer. The crust took at least twenty minutes to cool, and every layer after that needs time to set. I followed the advice of some previous reviewers and used an 8 x 11 pan rather than 9 x 13. It worked great--the top layer of whipped cream just reached the top of the pan. I never use instant pudding and I had a bit of a problem with those layers--it started to set in the bowl before I could pour it into the pan! I added a little extra milk to make the pudding easier to pour, and everything worked out swimmingly. I used extra pecans, melted chocolate and sliced strawberries to garnish. I really like this as a base recipe--you could add layers of banana or other fruits, different flavors of pudding, or infuse the whipped cream with chocolate, coffee, etc. A good recipe I'm sure I will be making again!

Gingerbread Boys
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As someone who isn't a big fan of gingerbread, this recipe completely won me over. I substituted molasses for corn syrup and didn't have any ground cloves, but it was still delicious! Roll the dough thin or thick depending on how chewy/crispy you want them. Mmm. The whole house smelled like Christmas :)