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Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Living In: Ocala, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
A curious mixture of city & country girl. Born & raised in a big city -- and moved to a rural town. I love rural life, but enjoy visiting the city. Registered nurse and animal lover.
My favorite things to cook
Maryland style seafood. Amish & Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Specialty cakes & cookies.
Recipe Reviews 55 reviews
Tyler's Raspberry Thumbprints with White Chocolate Glaze
Good start to a terrific cookie. After reading all of the reviews, and having many people say they tasted bland I made the following changes: Omitted the chopped white chocolate chips, added 1 t. almond extract to the dough, chilled dough before placing on Silpat lined cookie sheets. Baked for 12 minutes. Delicious. They turned out very nicely. It sounds from the reviews that the almond extract was really needed. The other changes were just my preferences. Will be making these again.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2014
Pat's Baked Beans
Normally I despise any baked bean recipe that starts with baked beans. Seems a bit odd to me. However, I needed something for a crowd in a big hurry and gave this recipe a try. I did not follow the recipe's directions. I like quick & easy in certain circumstances -- and this was one of them. I simply tossed EVERYTHING into a large mixing bowl (finely diced garlic, onions & diced bacon -- and tossed in uncooked). Omitted Worcestershire and added 2 teaspoons liquid smoke. Added the beans (using whatever I had in the cabinet), but I did drain two cans. Otherwise I believe there would have been way too much liquid. (I deducted a star for lack of clarification in the recipe as to whether the beans needed to be drained or not. But GLAD I did drain 2.) Baked in the oven, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 1 hour. Turned out nicely done. The pan was wiped out. I will use this recipe again in a pinch -- but add a bit more liquid smoke to it.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2014
Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns
I was disappointed with the recipe. I cut the dough in half, making one 9-inch round pan of sticky buns, and one of cinnamon rolls. The bake time is woefully too long, resulting in a burned sugar mess on the bottom of the sticky bun pan. I will try again, making the following changes: Use a bread machine to make the dough. Add a bit of nutmeg to the dough. Spread softened butter over dough & then sprinkle with cinnamon & brown sugar for the filling. Use thread or dental floss to cut the rolls. Add 2-4 T. cream or milk to the "ooey gooey" topping in the bottom of the pan. (And I may just cube cold butter & sprinkle in the bottom of the pan with the brown sugar rather than melting together.) Change from metal to glass pans in an effort to prevent burning. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes -- and start checking at 15 minutes.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2014
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