Gina Profile - (10232310)

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Home Town: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Living In: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, U.K.
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and moved to Lincolnshire in England 3 years ago. Food has always been an important part of my life--a lot of my memories involve what I was eating at the time of a given event, and the other details can get pretty fuzzy!
My favorite things to cook
I have a huge sweet tooth, so I love baking--especially cakes and cookies. I also love Italian and Mexican food, which we have at least once a week.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking with my mom and brother was always a ton of fun. As a budding cook in my early teens, I used to make a simple but delicious lasagna for my family, and that's when I discovered how much I loved being able to give people good-tasting food.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first (and only, so far) solo Thanksgiving dinner the year I moved to the UK, and it was wonderful to share the occasion and the food with my husband and his family.
My cooking tragedies
Fortunately, I haven't really had any "tragedies." Sometimes things don't turn out quite right, but I don't let it get me down. The worst thing I've made was a pathetic attempt at corn bread for Thanksgiving, but using polenta. Big mistake!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Moist, Tender Spice Cake
Spice cake is one of my favorite American cakes, and having lived in England for the past year and a half, I really appreciate being able to make a cake that really brings me back home. I made this particular cake for my British in-laws at Thanksgiving last year. It was a huge hit with my husband's family, so a few weeks ago I made it again in cupcake form for my co-workers. It is so warm and moist, and British buttercream icing really complements it well. The cupcakes kept for over a week, and they weren't even tightly covered--just a bit of foil draped over them! This recipe has turned out beautifully every time I've made it. This is a permanent addition to my recipe collection!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2007

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