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Reviewed Mini Vanilla Bean Yellow Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Feb 12, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I was really excited to try these, it combines several techniques that you normally don't combine; reverse creaming, meringue, melted butter AND oil. They sounded like they'd be awesome. But I don't see how he won with these! I'm an experienced baker so I know what I'm doing, and these were not that great. I think the meringue and oil made them...

Reviewed Pumpkin Pie

Nov 24, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Was a little extra work but worth it, I made a few changes: I made a traditional pie crust, used heavy whipping cream instead of 1/2 and 1/2, and added more spices (cinnamon and clove) based on reviews and yowza, this is the most beautiful pumpkin pie I've ever made. Haven't tasted it yet (waiting for tomorrow) but based on smell alone I just know...

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