AbbyMP Profile - (10209263)

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Living In: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Dessert
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Rolled Buttercream Fondant
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
About this Cook
I am in my mid-twenties, and I LOVE to cook. My finance and I have people over every Friday night, and I always like to make something new for everyone to try out. Generally, I make cookies or some kind of dessert, but if people come over early in the evening, I will make some kind of appetizer or dinner. Outside of cooking, I am a huge NY Giants fan! And, no, I am not a bandwagon fan... ever since they won the Super Bowl, that is what people say. But I have actually rooted for them for about 4 years. Lastly, I have a dog, Mugsy, that is spoiled rotten. He's a Giants fan, too.
My favorite things to cook
I am kind of weird about cooking, right now, because I really like to cook everything except the main dish. I love making desserts... this is probably my favorite. And I really like making appetizers, dips, side dishes, and soups. I don't dislike making main dishes, but I prefer the other stuff. Probably my most requested dish is my Spinach/Artichoke Dip. I use extra mozzarella, and I make sure to get the spinach and artichokes really dry, and this makes it really thick.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I only have one cooking tradition at this point. First, I am the "dessert queen" during Thanksgiving. Every year I make about 5-6 pumpkin rolls, and I take them to all of our family events and to work. I also make pecan pie every year, and some type of cookies.
My cooking triumphs
Hmm... Not a whole lot... yet.
My cooking tragedies
Thankfully, nothing worth mentioning.
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Broccoli Cheese Soup V
I was looking for something similar to the Broccoli Cheddar soup at Panera and this is it! I used 1 lb of Velveeta and 1/2 lb of cheddar, but otherwise I stuck to the recipe. I made sure that the milk got pretty thick before I added it to the broccoli and chicken broth, and then when everything was mixed together, I let it sit on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes to thicken it up. It was delicious... I wouldn't change a thing, and I will definitely be making it again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2013
Dark Chocolate Cake I
Excellent chocolate cake! I hate using mixes, but it seems hard to find a chocolate cake recipe without one... after trying this one, this will be the only one I make in the future! I used a strong coffee with a tablespoon of caramel syrup (the kind that you would put in coffee to make a latte) and the flavor was wonderful! I would highly suggest doing this... It doesn't taste too "coffee-y", it just tastes very rich and chocolatey. Also, I made cupcakes instead of a normal pan cake. I still cooked them at 350, but I took the time to about 17-19 minutes. I used a 7 minute frosting, because I didn't want anything too rich to overpower the flavor of the cake. Very good!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2011
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
I used red potatoes, because that is all I had... I also used thinly shredded ham, again, it is all I had... I still diced up the ham, but it wasn't in big chunks. It was delicious!! Very good, and my husband loved it! He normally isn't a soup guy, and he actually went back for seconds. Next time I make it, I will try yukon gold potatoes. :-)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2011

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