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ShopCook
 
Home Town: Basehor, Kansas, USA
Living In: Linwood, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Feb. 9, 2010 12:40 pm 
Saturday, Feb. 6  2010I hosted a double birthday party for my two daughters, Zoe, 5 and Hallie, 1. With the assistance of my mother (and her home because mine is currently a danger zone), we prepared dinner and dessert. For dinner, I made one of my favorites from this website, Cha Cha's… MORE
Coconut Cake I
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Boston Creme Cake
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Happy Birthday to Zoe!
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Happy Birthday to Hallie!
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Mmmm...Cake!
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From The Blog:  Crazy and Cooking in Kansas
Mmmm...Cake!
Happy Birthday to Hallie!
Happy Birthday to Zoe!
Boston Creme Cake
Coconut Cake I
About this Cook
I am a proud mother of two beautiful girls, Zoe and Hallie. I love being a mom and wife. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking (of course), listening to audio books, watching movies, and traveling (when I get the chance).
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. Anything that has to do with flour, sugar, eggs, etc. Recently, I began reading labels and researching many of the ingredients in pre-packaged food. I am now on a mission to provide healthy, yummy meals and snacks for my family. It gives me piece of mind to know exactly what is in the food that we eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thursday, my Mother and I take turns fixing dinner for the family. She is very picky so it is not often that I make something different that she enjoys, but it is a nice tradition. On Sundays, my family also gets together for breakfast and then a late lunch. We all take turns bringing side dishes. Everyone seems to love my desserts, thanks to AllRecipes, of course.
My cooking triumphs
I started cooking healthier. It was a hard task for me. I began changing out some ingredients here and there, like wheat flour instead of all-purpose, brown sugar and honey instead of white sugar, dried fruit instead of chocolate chips...Now it is strictly a way of life.
My cooking tragedies
Once, I made chocolate chip cookies bars with bad shortening. I was very young, maybe 15, and was attempting one of my very first solo baking conquests. I had no idea what shortening was supposed to smell like. At first I thought it smelled different, but proceeded with the recipe. The bars tasted like something from the inside of a smelly shoe. My family got a good laugh from it and I learned that shortening can go bad.
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
Onion Rice
I used a vidalia onion and sauteed it in butter and olive oil. I added rice and garlic powder and sauteed a bit longer. I used beef broth (it was all I had thawed). The flavors were outstanding. My husband, who is not a huge fan of rice, had three servings. My small kids loved it as well. I will definitely be making this again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012
Mascarpone Strawberry Cupcakes
These cupcakes were absolutely delicious! I substitued canola oil for the vegetable oil. For the glaze I used more than 1/2 a cup of strawberries and only about a cup of sugar. I usually don't make recipes from this site that have low ratings, but I am glad I made these. Just a note - if you are using a regular cupcake pan, this recipe will make 18-24 cupcakes, not 12 like it states. I filled my cupcakes up to the top and ended up with a major muffin top. These store well unglazed. I kept them covered on the counter for a few days, and felt they got better a day or two after they were baked. I just kept the glaze in the fridge and used it as needed (which I also felt got better a day or two after it was made). I will definitely make these again, and experiment with different fruit glazes for the topping. Excellent - Five stars!!

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2012
Creamy Rice Pudding
I love rice pudding! This recipe is wonderful as it stands..although I do prefer to add a little more vanilla than what is called for and omit the raisins. This time around I used quinoa and almond milk, instead of rice and regular milk. I omitted the raisins, added extra vanilla and used a heart healthy butter spread. Sweet, nutty and a bit healthier...

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2012
 
 
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