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Denise Davis

Denise Davis
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Living In: Burke, Virginia, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
About this Cook
Single mother who is just begining to take an interest in cooking and has learned alot from this website. Have one son in college who will eat anything I make.....but is enjoying food more now since I get all my recipes from here! It helps that you get to read all the good and bad before you try making it yourself!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything with less than 5 steps , that may be the ADHD speaking :) Anything baked or with syrup.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and I make a Filipino dish that she learned in Manila called Lumpia. it takes all day, but it's wonderful. and her homemade lasagna, I don't like to tackle big cooking jobs like that by myself, so I con my mom into making it and help.
My cooking triumphs
I made Creme Brulee French Toast on Christmas eve. (cooked it in the am) It started out just an idea to give my mom a break from having to do breakfast Christmas morning. The entire family loved it! They can't believe I made it. I've made it 3 times since, yumm!! The scones I've just made recently 3 versions, are amazing :+)
My cooking tragedies
Any kind of meat on a bone. I don't know WHY I can't make Fried Chicken! My grandmother made the best, but we can't read her recipe, and she has Alzheimers, so the recipe is stuck in her head :(
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
This is my 1st time using zucchini, and while I spent the whole time asking myself if I was doing it right..(was it ripe yet, how big should the grate be, do I press out the juice or keep it.., oh there's seeds inside) once that joy was over I got to the fun part. I made two subs cuz I couldn't wait to go to the store. I used 1/2cp olive oil, 1/2 cp applesauce. I don't own cardamom/cloves, so I upped the cinnamon/nutmeg and added a bit of ginger. I knew these would be eaten around breakfast time so I opted to cut sugar down a bit: 3/4cp white sugar & 1/2cp brown sugar. I threw in some mini choc. chips & sprinkled a few on top. A few had mentioned dryness being an issue or not enough cocoa flavor so I used dutch process cocoa but same qty as recipe called for. The added mini chips (very little bit) added to the flavor. These were flavorful, very moist and chocolatey. Can't wait to make them again. Shared with neighbor across hall who gave me the zucchini. She came over an hour later with Paula Dean's zucchini bread! I'm in carb heaven :)

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2011
Best Steak Marinade in Existence
I cut the recipe back a bit, since i was only marinating one rather large chunk of steak. I used real minced garlic instead of dried, and added a 1/2 cup of Merlot. Whisked it all together in a bowl and poured over steak in gallon-freezer bag, marinated 1 1/2 days. Cooked in the oven. I never got to taste it, but my son ate the entire piece of meat (enough for 3 people). He literally couldn't stop going back for more! Next time I will get to try it too. No need to look any further for a marinade recipe this is it!! Thanks SO much for this great recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2009
Giant Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you're looking for a buttery crispy chocolate chip cookie, this is it!!! I'm so happy to find a recipe that makes them like this, every time. I used 3/4 brown,3/4 white sugar, and cooked for 11 minutes. Then added some chopped pecans to second half of dough and made some chocolate pecan cookies baked @ 12 minutes. These are wonderfully crispy and warm right out of the oven. Yay! :+)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2009
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