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Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson
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Living In: Gunnison, Utah, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Biking, Photography
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About this Cook
I have been cooking and baking since I was a very young child. My grandmother was a caterer, so I had a lot of practice helping her make all sorts of things, like cakes, mini sandwiches, etc. I am in my late twenties now, and I cook or bake something practically every single day. I have four children, and my two older daughters both enjoy helping me create delicious meals and treats.
My favorite things to cook
My older girls loves to make cookies, so we do that a lot. I personally love to bake bread of all kinds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Saturday growing up, I would help my mom make white bread. We would make enough dough to make about four loaves of bread and we would also set some aside to fry scones for lunch. We would put butter and homemade jam or honey on them
My cooking triumphs
I catered my twin brother's wedding, and everyone was raving about the food. I had several calls from guests at the wedding wanting the recipes of the food that I made. It was nice to be carrying on the traditions of my grandmother.
My cooking tragedies
As a teenager I liked to experiment maybe too much. I made a big pot of rice once, and decided it would be a good idea to add soy sauce to it while it was cooking. Well, it wasn't. It burned the rice or something... It completely ruined the whole pot.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
I just made these to go with a turkey dinner, because I didn't have time to make dinner rolls. They were very delicious! I did have to add about 1/2 cup more flour, because my dough was too sticky. They turned out beautifully. This is going to be my new biscuit recipe for sure!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2011
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies I
As I read through the recipe, I noticed two ingredients that are usually in cookies were missing... salt and baking soda. I added 1/4 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. baking soda. The cookies were wonderful! They have a soft, tender texture, not to mention, they make your house smell awesome! I also reduced the amount of white chocolate chips, but that was mainly for personal preference. I thought baking them at a lower temperature for a little longer worked very well for this particular cookie. I will be adding this recipe to my "favorite cookie collection"! YUMMY!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2008
Clone of a Cinnabon
This recipe makes the most tender, delicious cinnamon rolls. I would have to say that they are better than Cinnabon. I always prefer homemade to store bought any day of the week. These are incredible, especially on a cold fall morning! YUMMY!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2008

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