Carrie Profile - (10178424)

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Home Town: Eastern Mt Ranch, Montana, USA
Living In: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I was raised on a cattle ranch and taught to cook delicious country foods by the best country cook in the world (Mom!). We lost her two years ago and I so miss being able to call her when I need advice with a recipe.
My favorite things to cook
I especially love baking breads, cakes, pies, and cookies. I also enjoy casseroles, meats, soups and stews. I specialize in "home style cooking," but enjoy getting "fancy" at times as well. Mainly I am a perfectionist and things must turn out tasty and be aesthetically pleasing in appearance.
My favorite family cooking traditions
From the time we were very young Mom would bake bread and sweet rolls once a week. When the dough was ready to shape and place into pans, she would give us our own portion and let us make any shapes and flavors we wished and bake them in our own pans. She made cooking fun!
My cooking triumphs
Turning out turkey stuffing that is raved about, but never seems to turn out exactly the same each time. I also have attained the reputation for making the "best coleslaw" in the family. (I'm Polish and my husband's family is German, so I take that as a real compliment!)
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention. Once I started my oven on fire with an apple pie that was very juicy! I had to throw salt all over inside of my oven. There was thick, black smoke all over the house. It was a royal mess.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars
These are excellent! They do make a wonderful afternoon snack, too, and one I consider so much more healthy than packaged foods. I also tried it with 1/4 cup peanut butter flavored chips (and cut back the chocolate chips to 1/4 cup), and they were so good! Thank you for posting this recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2012
Too Much Chocolate Cake
This cake does not taste at all like a mix is used. It is so easy to make, too. My 13 year-old granddaughter baked it at our house when spending the night. Her mother had been baking a cake that was supposedly the "best" chocolate cake. However, everyone agrees this one "takes the cake!" I have made this several times. The only thing I have changed is I use mini chocolate chips. They don't sink to the bottom as the larger ones sometimes do. We also prefer a chocolate icing on it, but when in a hurry the confectioner's sugar is good. Great recipe--thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2007
Grandma's Sour Cream Pound Cake
I wish I could give this cake ten stars. It is so moist and delicious. I mixed and baked just as directed, and it turned out so delicious. Next time, though, I will bake at a little lower temp. My old oven tends to get things too brown. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe--it is my new favorite pound cake!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2007

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