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Reviewed lizzie's old fashioned cocoa cake with caramel icing

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I am glad everyone else like this cake so much and I will say it is very moist. But for me, it had a taste like a cheap cake you get at the supermarket. It may have been the use of the water, but I thought it had an aftertaste of flour and water school glue. Maybe substituting milk for the water will remedy that. I did not want to use an icing...

Reviewed lizzie's old fashioned cocoa cake with caramel icing

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I am glad everyone else like this cake so much and I will say it is very moist. But for me, it had a taste like a cheap cake you get at the supermarket. It may have been the use of the water, but I thought it had an aftertaste of flour and water school glue. Maybe substituting milk for the water will remedy that. I did not want to use an icing...

Reviewed Sweet Tomato Chutney

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This was very good and easy to make. I did put in less sugar and it was still a little too sweet for me. I would start with 1-2 Tbsp of sugar and add more if needed. This would be good with some chopped mango added at the end. You can use this in a variety of ways - its good with chicken and I even put some in soups that are very savory to lighten"

Reviewed Coconut Carrot Cake

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This cake is delicious! My family doesn't like coconut, so I left that out and it was still so good. I used only cream cheese for the frosting and substituted a little milk and 1 tsp vanilla for the lemon juice and it was really good. Will definitely make again. "

Reviewed Indian Potato Salad

Monday, Oct 8, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent dish with great flavor. I didn't have tomatoes so used canned diced tomatoes and they worked fine. It seemed to take a lot longer for the potatoes to cook than the recipe said and I don't think I cut them too large. However, I didn't use red potatoes so maybe that's why. Anyway, it was well worth the wait and its great served "

Reviewed Coconut Carrot Cake

Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This cake is delicious! My family doesn't like coconut, so I left that out and it was still so good. I used only cream cheese for the frosting and substituted vanilla for the lemon juice and it was really good. Will definitely make again. "

Reviewed Cardamom Fennel Brownies

Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"These brownies are excellent! They are rich and delicious with a hint of spices. I actually cut the recipe in half, baked it in a 8x8 pan at 325 for 30-32 minutes and tested with toothpick and they turned out great. I used half dark chocolate chips and half semi sweet choc chips. Will just try semi sweet next time and reduce the sugar a bit. I use"

Reviewed Toasted Brioche in Spiced Milk

Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I really liked this recipe a lot. Its very nice for breakfast or dessert. I've tried this with firmer bread and with regular soft italian or french bread. It does get soggier with the ital or french bread but I actually liked it better that way. When using softer bread, just leave it in the syrup for a second or two. I reduced the sugar a little i"

Reviewed Almond Shake

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I wasn't sure if I would like this but I really enjoyed it. Its not very sweet at all but very refreshing. The almonds give it a slightly chewy texture, so if you don't like that, leave them out. Also, I find with all these cold drink recipes that simple syrup with the spices in it, if there are any spices called for in the recipe, works a little "

Reviewed Red Pepper Soup with Toasted Cumin Seeds

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent soup, maybe the best soup I have ever made. The flavor is amazing and you can easily substitute different spices for the recommended ones. I did cut the garam masala to 1 or 1 1/2 tsp as a Tbsp was too much for me. I did not use asafoetida. I sometimes use kalamata olives with some of the juice instead of wine and it has a gre"

Reviewed Red Pepper Soup with Toasted Cumin Seeds

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent soup, maybe the best soup I have ever made. The flavor is amazing and you can easily substitute different spices for the recommended ones. I did cut the garam masala to 1 or 1 1/2 tsp as a Tbsp was too much for me. I also sometimes use kalamata olives with some of the juice instead of wine and it has a great flavor. I use 1 cu"

Reviewed Bal's Rice Pudding

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I use this recipe as a guide and make it different ways. I sometimes substitue 1/2c cream for 1/2c of the milk and I use white rice. I also like my rice pudding sweeter and don't like raisins so I either double the honey or use a combo of honey and sugar. Using cooked rice seems to help the rice not to harden if you have leftover rice pudding. You"

Reviewed Chilled Raita Soup

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This soup is very creamy and refreshing. I liked it even better after it had chilled for a day or two. You can use some sour cream if you don't have buttermilk and add a little extra broth. The sour cream has less sodium than the buttermilk too. I sometimes just mix up the yogurt and sour cream or buttermilk and use as a dip for fruit or vegs or u"

Reviewed Curry and Mint Ice Cream

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Bal's recipes are simple, different and delicious and this ice cream is no exception. It is decadent and creamy. The spices are not overpowering and I often use different spices and sometimes add more spice than the recipe calls for. But it is great as is. I will try it without the white choc. chips next as they make it sweeter. I have even made t"

Reviewed Toasted Brioche in Spiced Milk

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I really liked this recipe a lot. Its very nice for breakfast or dessert. I've tried this with firmer bread and with regular soft italian or french bread. It does get soggier with the ital or french bread but I actually liked it better that way. I reduced the sugar a little in the sugar syrup. The bread gets a great crunchy crust from the syrup th"

Reviewed Mango Lassi

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"Really enjoyed this recipe. Its refreshing and light. For something a little sweeter and spicier try Bal's mango shake which you can sweeten to taste. When the recipe calls for sugar in these cold drinks I find that some simple syrup with the spices mixed in, in place of the sugar works a little better but either way its very good. "

Reviewed Spiced Lemonade

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is my new favorite beverage. As the other review said, it really is not a sweet lemonade like most of us are used to, so don't expect that. It is very spicy and gingery and not very sweet at all. I made a simple syrup out of the sugar and a little water so it would blend better. The spices settle at the bottom so you might want to strain the"

Reviewed Indian Fudge

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I thought this was an excellent recipe. I used the recommendations of the others who tried it and used a half stick of butter and a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk and more cardamom. It had great flavor and a nice consistency. I keep it in the refrig. I used all pistachios-about 1 and 1/4 c and I leave most of them whole. Next time, I'll try"

Reviewed Red Pepper Soup with Toasted Cumin Seeds

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent soup, maybe the best soup I have ever made. The flavor is amazing and you can easily substitute different spices for the recommended ones. I also sometimes use kalamata olives with some of the juice instead of wine and it has a great flavor. I use 3/4 c of stock and 1/4 c kalamata olive juice, plus about 1/4 c chopped olives a"

Reviewed Red Pepper Soup with Toasted Cumin Seeds

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent soup, maybe the best soup I have ever made.of soup. The flavor is amazing and you can easily substitute different spices for the recommended ones. I also sometimes use kalamata olives with some of the juice instead of wine and it has a great flavor. I use 3/4 c of stock and 1/4 c kalamata olive juice, plus about 1/4 c chopped "

Reviewed Summer Tomato Soup

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent soup and very simple to make. The flavors are really nice. I added some roasted garlic. The spices do add crunch so if you don't like that kind of texture in your soup, use ground spices instead. But its a great flavored soup as is. I add a little cooked rice to it sometimes and its very good. "

Reviewed Cardamom Fennel Brownies

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"These brownies are excellent! They are rich and delicious with a hint of spices. I actually cut the recipe in half, baked it in a 8x8 pan at 325 for 30-32 minutes and tested with toothpick and they turned out great. I used half dark chocolate chips and half semi sweet choc chips. I probably will just try semi sweet next time and reduce the sugar a"

Reviewed Cardamom Fennel Brownies

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"These brownies are excellent! They are rich and delicious with a hint of spices. I actually cut the recipe in half, baked it in a 8x8 pan at 325 for 30-32 minutes and tested with toothpick and they turned out great. I used half dark chocolate chips and half semi sweet choc chips. I probably will just try semi sweet next time and reduce the sugar a"

Reviewed Bal's Rice Pudding

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I use this recipe as a guide and make it different ways. I sometimes substitue 1/2c cream for 1/2c of the milk. I use white rice as I don't like brown rice no matter how I try it. I also like my rice pudding sweeter and don't like raisins so I either double the honey or use a combo of honey and sugar. I had never made rice pudding where you cook t"

Reviewed Summer Tomato Soup

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is an excellent soup and very simple to make. You just let the vegetables roast and the soup is basically done. The flavors are really nice. I roasted a few cloves of unpeeled garlic with the vegs. and peeled it and added it to the soup. The spices do get crunchy so if you don't like that kind of texture in your soup, use ground spices instea"

Reviewed Bal's Rice Pudding

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I use this recipe as a guide and make it different ways. I sometimes substitue 1/2c cream for 1/2c of the milk. I use white rice as I don't like brown rice no matter how I try it. I also like my rice pudding sweeter so I either double the honey or use a combo of honey and sugar. I had never made rice pudding where you cook the rice first and I lik"

Reviewed Chilled Raita Soup

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This soup is very creamy and refreshing. I liked it even better after it had chilled for a day or two. You can use some sour cream if you don't have buttermilk and add a little extra broth. The sour cream has less sodium than the buttermilk too. I sometimes just mix up the yogurt and sour cream or buttermilk and just use that without any broth. I "

Reviewed Cauliflower Pickles

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"These pickles are really good, unique tasting and easy to make. I didn't do the sterilizing and canning with jars. I waited until it was completely cooled and then put it in a large plastic bowl with a lid and kept it in the refrig. I found this to be easier. The pickles have a really nice depth of flavor and are more rich and savory than Italian "

Reviewed Spiced Lemonade

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This is my new favorite beverage. As the other review said, it really is not a sweet lemonade like most of us are used to, so don't expect that. It is very spicy and gingery. It is not very sweet at all. I made a simple syrup out of the sugar and a little water so it would blend better. The spices settle at the bottom so you might want to strain "

Reviewed Chilled Raita Soup

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"This soup is very creamy and refreshing. I liked it even better after it had chilled for a day or two. You can use some sour cream if you don't have buttermilk and add a little extra broth. "

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