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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Halloween cupcake
KISS Cupcakes
KISS cupcakes - Dark Chocolate Cake I
About this Cook
I have a significant obsession with cupcakes. Northwestern native, born and bred, I followed a love of cheese to Wisconsin and love of a sports fan to Michigan. I live in the North end of the Jet City with my sports fan, our dog and our two cats. I've been working for a large coffee company for nearly 10 years. On the side, I do some theater stuff. My weakness is collecting and reading vampire smut.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking yeast breads, cupcakes, pies, tarts, cookies, muffins, cobblers, scones, rolls and all things from the carbohydrate family!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Unfortunately, my mother is not much of a cook. Her signature dish is a frightening "mexican casserole". She's great at appetizers, but Pops takes over most kitchen duties to the joy of the household. We grill out a lot. My dad's mother taught me to bake zwieback (german rolls) at an early age, so I've been baking yeast breads since about six or seven years old. Our current home traditions involve asian food. Most nights, my boyfriend and I have a sit-down dinner with each other. This is my favorite time of the day.
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake things. My I feel triumphant anytime I bake something and get to watch someone bite into it, as long as their expression stays dreamy and pleased.
My cooking tragedies
I was a vegetarian until well out of college and missed the entire chapter on cooking meat and poultry. My chicken is usually better served as a projectile device for defending one's self. I had a dinner party where I tried to make pork loin and ended up tossing together pasta salad an hour into the event when the pork came out of the oven like shoe leather.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies II
This recipe is simple and terrific. Before cooking, I pulsed the pecans and dates in the food processor. While cooking the filling over the stove, I used an immersion blender to make the filling into more of a paste. It was a bit easier to spread with more of a smooth consistency. The brown sugar gives the cookie a nice flavor.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2013
Super Duper Zucchini Muffins
Great, quick muffin. I had to bake mine about 4-5 minutes longer than 20 minutes, but they have a nice texture and a good, summery taste. I subbed plain yogurt for sour milk, and ended up putting a little extra zucchini in the mix. I'm looking forward to trying this with whole wheat flour and adding oats. Great recipe as is, however.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 12, 2012
Cranberry Nut Granola Bars
Terrific granola bar! To make it non-dairy, I used one can of coconut milk and 3 tbsp honey. I also used flax seed, millet and sunflower seeds in place of the mixed nuts. Good for the whole family!

30 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2011

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