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Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am married to a great guy, Thomas, and we have a beautiful little girl. I am already getting her comfortable with the kitchen at the early age of one. :-] I feel like everyone should know how to cook. It's healthier, cheaper, and it gives a sense of satisfaction.
My favorite things to cook
Most everything.
My cooking triumphs
I make delicious cookies. I pride myself on making new cookie recipes, but chocolate chip is still the most requested by my friends and family.
My cooking tragedies
I am always very eager to get my baked goods out of the oven. I'm upset with myself if a cookie, brownie, or cake is a little dry because I left it in the oven for a couple extra minutes. I blame this in the fact that my pumpkin pie never seems to set up correctly. Next time I promise myself to not take it out before its truly done.
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream
My new favorite cupcake. The flavor of the frosting is out of this world. The proportions are off...but it's easily fixed. Double the cake recipe and do 1 1/2 For the frosting. That'll make about 26-27 regular cupcakes.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2014
Thai Cucumber Salad
Have an abundance of cucumbers this summer...and decided on this salad. It was simply delicious! I took the advice of those who said to cut back on the sugar. I cut it to 1/3 cup. I also added 1/2 thinly sliced sweet onion. And, I used cashews since I had those on hand. I liked the cashews, but am eager to try with the peanuts too. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2012
Nina's Cucumber Salad
Just made this for a gathering on a 100+ degree day. It will be so refreshing. Used fresh cucumbers from my garden. Delicious! I did substitute 1/4 cup softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup sour cream. Better than I had ever anticipated! YUM!!! Plan to make this as long as I have cucumbers this summer!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012
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