sparks55 Profile - (10058247)


Home Town: Syracuse, New York, USA
Living In: Portland, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am in the process of exploring recipes that are low fat and low cholesteral for the whole family and learning about ways to change up my favorite recipes to make them healthier without affecting the flavor
My favorite things to cook
Anything chocolate, Cheesecakes,soups and casseroles I can stretch into more than one meal for my family. Slow cooker recipes
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't use cake mixes often, always from scratch with homemade frosting
My cooking triumphs
Home baked dog treats and Orange juice cake
My cooking tragedies
Lemon chicken so bad that even I wouldn't eat it.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Hearty Breakfast Cookies
Really liked this recipe. I have made it before using self rising flour and it turned out great. I used all purpose flour and added the 1tsp salt and my husband said they were way too salty. So I am going to try unsalted butter instead. Also the recipe said 2 tsp of baking soda that would also make them taste salty. Can I cut down on the salt or the baking soda without making it too heavy?

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2014
Best Brownies
Made a batch in the morning and took them to work that afternoon. They were a BIG hit. Got people on the waiting list for the next batch. I set the timer for 25 minutes....smelled them over cooking way before that. Next time I will cook them for 20 minutes in the top of the oven. I plan on adding chocolate chips to make them even more chocolaty. The frosting added extra richness. I will double the batch to bring chocolaty joy to more people.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2014
Honey Cranberry Oat Bread
My husband eats this for breakfast and snacks. I have added 1/4 cup flaxseed for more fiber and omega 3 and substituted the vegatable oil with no sugar added applesauce. I also used dried cranberries after I boiled the moisture back into them. All of my neighbors love it!!!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2010

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