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CJ


CJ
 
Home Town: California, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Fruit and Cream Phyllo Pie
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! I've got a major sweet tooth, but the more I try out different dessert recipes, the pickier it gets. I love fruit breads, and like trying out foods with lots of antioxidants. I'm a little bit intimidated by the stovetop and the idea of a full-course dinner, but a one or two course is usually within my capabilities.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I have something gobbled up is a triumph for me. I especially love it when I've baked a new recipe from scratch and it turns out well.
My cooking tragedies
Once my mom and I tried to make fudge-- it was her idea, and we were going to use her grandmother's recipe, which was very simple and that she had memorized. We mixed all the ingredients and set the fudge to boil, but we realized too late that we had used too much condensed milk- it was only a can, but it was a can twice the size of what we needed. We hurried to make up for the accident, but we didn't have enough marshmallow creme for a double batch. We did the best we could, substituting marshmallows for the creme we didn't have, but it turned out crumbly in some parts and runny in others, and tasted bitter-- we'd probably miscalculated as we tried to double the recipe. But we got a fun story out of it! So much for it being an easy fudge recipe.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Cranana Jam
Well, I thought this was not very good at all. The texture was ultimately weird and inconsistent, sometimes grainy like cranberry sauce and sometimes jammy. I also thought the cranberry/banana flavors clashed instead of mixing well.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2011
Too Much Chocolate Cake
Holy god, it's so good. I made it on Friday for a church picnic Sunday and it held up great, though it was tempting! I was nervous about how long it sat in the pan, as cakes cook longer in their own heat if left in the pan out of the oven, but it turned out absolutely perfect. (I used 3/4 a cup of oil, and it was a little much. If I make it again, which I was requested to do, I'll go with .5 a cup.) It was rich and moist and was eaten in all of twenty minutes!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2008
Mint Buttercream Frosting With Dark Chocolate Glaze
DELICIOUSNESS. In the spririt of full disclosure, I didn't make the glaze because I loved the frosting enough on its own, and the mixed reviews on it made me a little wary. Also, I had a lot left over after icing my (Too Much Chocolate) cake, so I went a little overboard on decorating the cake. I didn't think it was too sweet at all, but my sweet tooth is still as legendary as it was when I was six and would have had an all-sugar diet had it been permissable. I started scooping up the leftovers and eating them straight (not such a good idea; the mint started to do a tap-dance on my tastebuds, but oh well). It looks lovely (colored it yellow because I was out of all the other colors), both spreads and pipes like a dream. HOWEVER, it did almost give me a heart attack when it jammed my beater right after I added the milk. This icing means business. :)

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2008
 
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