EMERALDCITYJEWEL

Cinnamon Rolls
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

These really do taste like the mall food court brand. But better because they are made in your home. Super simple for this first-time bread maker too. My entire family gobbled them up the first time I made them and they are picky.

Best Carrot Cake Ever
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

This is a really moist, dense, and flavorful cake. And not too spicy, since some carrot cake recipes call for nutmeg and allspice. I added unsweetened shredded coconut too and made it in a 13X9X2 inch pan, which made it super easy but added about 10 minutes to the baking time.

Creamy Lemon Cake
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

This is excellent. I have a recipe for something similar called a "poke" cake - you can substitute the lemon cake with white or yellow cake, the lemon pudding with vanilla pudding and the lemon jello with strawberry or other berry jello and end up with something tasting a lot like strawberry shortcake without the fuss.

Cooking Light magazine's Zucchini Bread
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

I expected this to be dry but it wasn't although it certainly isn't as moist as most quick breads. I cut the sugar by 1/4 of a cup, used whole wheat flour, and used baby food applesauce. I also added 1/4 tsp. each ginger and nutmeg. It turned out to be very tasty - despite the whole wheat flour it was very light.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

I added some cocoa powder for some extra chocolate punch. It turned out to be more like a brownie but was very good. I added a peanut butter and cream cheese frosting recipe I found in The Joy of Cooking - it calls for rum and was a nice compliment to the banana flavor.

Creamy Coconut Cake
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

This is a really yummy cake. I did use half of the whipped cream called for and about 3 ounces less of the coconut. The next time I make it, I will probably use about 2/3 of the cream of coconut and milk mixture because it was almost a bit too much. I think you could reserve the remaining 1/3 cup of it for drizzling for a nice presentation. Overall though, this was a really good, quick and easy dessert to make that was eaten FAST.

Amaretto
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

This really is very good. I love to make a drink called blueberry tea but it can get pricey. This recipe lowered that bill. Brew an earl grey tea bag, add 1 ounce amaretto, 1 ounce Grand Marnier, and a twist of orange. Now I just need a recipe for Grand Marnier.

Cod with Italian Crumb Topping
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

This is a tasty and quick dish. I added a bit more Italian seasoning and used fresh garlic. I also used a whole egg. A little less healthy but very tasty.

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Taste of Home's Morning Glory Muffins
Rating: Unrated
EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

For added moistness I soaked the raisins in the reserved pineapple juice for about 15 minutes. I strained the raisins, saving the juice. I used the pineapple juice and made a powdered sugar glaze for the muffins. Little sweater, little less healthy, but really good.

Pepparkakor II
Rating: Unrated
EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

This recipe made a lot of cookies for me. I didn't roll them out and broke the rules! I rolled them into balls and then flattened with a cookie press dipped in sugar. I baked them for about the same length of time though and they turned out great. My Swedish grandfather might not have approved but everyone at work loved them! Fresh orange juice and fresh zest is key to these cookies.

Amaretto Cake
Rating: Unrated
EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

Yup, this certainly does deserve five stars. I dusted mine with a bit of powdered sugar for looks. Especially nice to do during Christmas.

Homemade Wonderful Bread
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EMERALDCITYJEWEL's rating

Easy bread. I don't have a bread machine so used the allrecipes site advice on coverting bread machine recipes to regular methods. (You will find it under baking advice.) Definately need to up the water by 1/4 cup and I like a sweeter bread so upped the sugar to 1/3 cup. I also used dry buttermilk powder instead of just dry milk. Really good!

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