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Florida Girl

Florida Girl
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Living In: Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love baking...cookies, pies, and cakes. But, I enjoy cooking in general, especially when I'm not pressed for time. And lately, I'm enjoying trying new recipes that are unusual for me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love baking for the holidays! I love the way the house smells while baking the pies and cakes and other treats. Reminds me of holidays spent in my granny's kitchen helping her.
My cooking triumphs
My very first baking triumph was at 14 when I mastered the pound cake recipe my daddy brought home from his boss's cook. He gave it a shot...and pronounced his attempt a HUNDRED pound cake, lol. Then handed the recipe over to me to work at. His delight in my triumph was the beginning of my love of baking.
My cooking tragedies
Not long ago I decided I wanted to try a 'sloppy joe shephards pie'. I used Manwich and topped with mashed potatoes. Not good. I haven't even attempted to work on this one, lol.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice
These were really good. Have an excellent flavor with a spicy kick. Good thick, texture although I did smash a few beans to thicken the sauce but my family enjoys the beans mostly intact, as well. We were able to make two meals out of this amount. I will be making these again.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2015
Key Lime Pie VII
My youngest son has been requesting a key lime pie, so I came here to look for one. I made this for New Year's Eve and it was fabulous. I thawed a small tub of cool whip and spread a layer on top of the cooled pie before serving. I also have a confession...I did not have any key limes or key lime juice, so I just used the bottled lime juice (ReaLime) that I had on hand and it worked just as well. And actually, if anything, the pie was a little less bitter than with the key lime juice, which I prefer but my son wants me make it with actual key limes to compare. Great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2014
Pumpkin Gingerbread
I made this 3 days ago and it was a huge hit with my boys. We loved it. The texture was perfect, moist and oh so delicious. It was quite spicy, but it IS a gingerbread. It's already been requested that I make more. This one is a holiday keeper.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2013
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