Lyda Profile - (10101900)

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Home Town: Wenatchee, Washington, USA
Living In: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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Birthday Black Forest Cake
Christmas Dinner
About this Cook
Married since March 2009, my husband's job moves us around quite a bit. Currently I am a stay-at-home cat mother and spend my time teaching myself how to cook and bake. Currently I'm making my way through the America's Test Kitchen cookbook but I'm in search for a new one.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I'm always looking for new recipes for cakes and pies, etc. My husband's coworkers have now come to expect something new every week and I am happy to oblige!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making pumpkin cake every fall. Sugar cookies every winter. And deviled eggs every spring!
My cooking triumphs
A pot roast that tasted just like my mother's cooking. And my very first cheesecake.
My cooking tragedies
No tragedies, just mistakes to learn from!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Quick Black Forest Cake
Just made this cake for my husband's birthday and it turned out great. I made the cake almost to the recipe but made only minor changes. Instead of regular chocolate chips which some people on here said didn't work out so well, I used mini chocolate chips and it was perfect. I also saw on another recipe the use of Black Cherry Soda in the cake so I added about 6oz of Thomas Kemper Black Cherry Soda to the mix. I also used a chocolate frosting recipe I got from America's Test Kitchen and then decorated it with chocolate covered cherries. FANTASTIC!

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2011
Bean Quesadillas
This is delicious! Frying it is a great idea - the crispy tortilla is to die for. When I made this, instead of chopping up tomatoes, I just poured in some Newman's Own salsa into the pan. This added a bit more flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2007

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