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Reviewed Ultimate Ginger Cookie

Oct 23, 2013 on

OK I normally just plain love your stuff, Ina, but this one needs some fixing. I added 4 tablespoons of butter, cut the cloves to 1/4 teaspoon, cut the crystallized ginger by half, added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and did sparkle sugar. I'm not sure that these are cookies that a kid would like as they have quite a bite but my resident food critic says...

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Oct 12, 2013 on

I usually always make any thing per the recipe THE FIRST TIME. Ina is the best. True to form I had to change it up a it. Anything with cinnamon and nutmeg requires vanilla (the real deal here and the best you can afford, makes a ton of difference). Second, I used brown sugar in the apple mixture. Thirdly, I didn't have an orange so I did 3 TBSP of...

Reviewed Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze

Sep 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I love Alton Brown and Ida Garten and of course Emeril. I have to say that this coffee cake is really tasty. BUT I did change something. When mixing up the cake I added 3 teaspoons of boiled cider (cider that has been reduced by at least half). It adds more apple taste. I was kind of afraid that the additional liquid might mess with the cake but h"

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