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alysonlynn

I'm a casual cook who prefers to bake and ensures that every cooking experience is a learning experience!
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alysonlynn rated and reviewed the recipe Chocolate-Mint Swirl Cake
Chocolate-Mint Swirl Cake
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"This cake came out really gorgeous, except my mint glaze was too thin. I wish it had been thicker (should have just put in more powdered sugar). I added a LOT more mint and green food coloring. If you go by the instructions, you'll be disappointed. I added at least 3 more drops each time than they suggested. I also used a different brand's cake mix and because of the added butter, it still came out ridiculously moist. Seriously, this is a great cake. It's time-consuming, so don't just think it will be a quick little project. It's SO worth it. I brought it to work and it was gone within a day."
Posted on 3/22/2013
alysonlynn rated and reviewed the recipe Cheesecake Pancakes
Cheesecake Pancakes
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"These were really, really good! I halved the recipe completely and nixed the strawberries/strawberry syrup (strawberries aren't in season and they're expensive right now!). I did not freeze the cream cheese, but merely sliced off chunks into the batter after I had mixed all the other ingredients together. The pancakes cooked really well. I substituted margarine in the pan because the vegetable oil burned away very quickly (and I like the taste of butter). I used the HeartSmart Bisquick mix, but regular Philadelphia cream cheese (it was on sale). Light syrup, light margarine, and sliced bananas were put on top and the boyfriend and I loved them! I made them a little large and half the recipe only made 3, but we're not too big on breakfast anyway :)."
Posted on 1/2/2011
alysonlynn rated and reviewed the recipe Super-Easy Cherry Almond Fudge
Super-Easy Cherry Almond Fudge
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"I can't believe I'm the first to review these! They were a hit! The only thing I did differently was not toasting the almonds. I was feeling lazy and no one who enjoyed them later cared! :) "
Posted on 1/2/2011
alysonlynn rated and reviewed the recipe Diner Meat Loaf
Diner Meat Loaf
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"This was the first meatloaf I've made in almost 3 years, so I was really hesitant. The recipe sounded ridiculously easy, so I went for it! I was not disappointed :). I made some changes, as we all do. I added a Cajun seasoning to the mix, more black pepper (no measuring was done there), and nixed the sage. I also doubled the recipe because we had already taken out 2 pounds of ground beef for dinner (and in turn doubled all of the ingredients, again, not measuring spices, though). I used four cloves of garlic (only if you love garlic!) and 1/2 of a medium-sized onion. I will say that it was a little too much onion for my taste, but the boyfriend loved it. I used wheat bread (it didn't specify) and also mixed ketchup and barbecue sauce for the glaze. I used really lean meat, but there was still juice and some grease that bubbles up around the sides. I removed it from the glass baking dish after about 2 minutes because I didn't want it soaking up the grease. It made a great meal + leftovers! (We served it with au gratin potatoes.)"
Posted on 1/2/2011
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Posted 3/22/2013 12:33:16 PM REPORT ABUSE
Chocolate-Mint Swirl Cake
Chocolate-Mint Swirl Cake
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This cake came out really gorgeous, except my mint glaze was too thin. I wish it had been thicker (should have just put in more powdered sugar). I added a LOT more mint and green food coloring. If you go by the instructions, you'll be disappointed. I added at least 3 more drops each time than they suggested. I also used a different brand's cake mix and because of the added butter, it still came out ridiculously moist. Seriously, this is a great cake. It's time-consuming, so don't just think it will be a quick little project. It's SO worth it. I brought it to work and it was gone within a day.
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Posted 1/2/2011 12:43:48 PM REPORT ABUSE
Cheesecake Pancakes
Cheesecake Pancakes
Rating:
These were really, really good! I halved the recipe completely and nixed the strawberries/strawberry syrup (strawberries aren't in season and they're expensive right now!). I did not freeze the cream cheese, but merely sliced off chunks into the batter after I had mixed all the other ingredients together. The pancakes cooked really well. I substituted margarine in the pan because the vegetable oil burned away very quickly (and I like the taste of butter). I used the HeartSmart Bisquick mix, but regular Philadelphia cream cheese (it was on sale). Light syrup, light margarine, and sliced bananas were put on top and the boyfriend and I loved them! I made them a little large and half the recipe only made 3, but we're not too big on breakfast anyway :).
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Posted 1/2/2011 11:31:13 AM REPORT ABUSE
Super-Easy Cherry Almond Fudge
Super-Easy Cherry Almond Fudge
Rating:
I can't believe I'm the first to review these! They were a hit! The only thing I did differently was not toasting the almonds. I was feeling lazy and no one who enjoyed them later cared! :)
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 1/2/2011 11:20:28 AM REPORT ABUSE
Diner Meat Loaf
Diner Meat Loaf
Rating:
This was the first meatloaf I've made in almost 3 years, so I was really hesitant. The recipe sounded ridiculously easy, so I went for it! I was not disappointed :). I made some changes, as we all do. I added a Cajun seasoning to the mix, more black pepper (no measuring was done there), and nixed the sage. I also doubled the recipe because we had already taken out 2 pounds of ground beef for dinner (and in turn doubled all of the ingredients, again, not measuring spices, though). I used four cloves of garlic (only if you love garlic!) and 1/2 of a medium-sized onion. I will say that it was a little too much onion for my taste, but the boyfriend loved it. I used wheat bread (it didn't specify) and also mixed ketchup and barbecue sauce for the glaze. I used really lean meat, but there was still juice and some grease that bubbles up around the sides. I removed it from the glass baking dish after about 2 minutes because I didn't want it soaking up the grease. It made a great meal + leftovers! (We served it with au gratin potatoes.)
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
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