Brittany Profile - (10405209)

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Home Town: Arcadia, California, USA
Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Mega Ultra Super Muffins
About this Cook
Love, love, love to be in the kitchen. Oh, and I have a tendency to agree to making the most ludicrously difficult dishes. I love a challenge!
My favorite things to cook
Cooking, baking or candy making. Uhm... that's not very specific is it? I suppose baking cakes. I also aspire to make the perfect caramels & learn how to properly temper chocolate.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving & Christmas. My Godmother was big on making elaborate meals that brought the whole family together. She isn't with us anymore but I'll never forget the feeling of anticipation when we arrived at her house & it smelled of Turkey & fresh baked pie.
My cooking triumphs
Making people smile. There is something about a homemade meal, cookie or piece of candy that warms a person from the inside out. When I've given that fuzzy feeling of gastronomical satisfaction to someone - it is the BEST feeling in the world.
My cooking tragedies
My most recent would have to be the Scharffenberger incident. In an attempt to *soften* a $10 bar I got distracted & let it completely melt... into a giant puddle... on my stove. The salvaged remaining chunk was thrown into the freezer & mocks me every time I dare open the frozen compartment.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Chocolate Candy Bar Cake
I was incredibly reluctant to make this cake. Almost everything about it goes against all of my kitchen rules from the boxed mix to the frozen whipped topping, but I was very short on time & needed a birthday cake FAST. I used Butterfinger bars & crushed up some additional ones to put up the sides of the cake. It looked pro bakery quality. I was nervous to hear peoples reactions because I loathe box mixes but everyone loved it. I even have to admit the cake was incredibly moist & whatever box taste was there got covered up by the delicious frosting (: I only had 8" pans & it worked marvelously. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2010
Monkey Bread I
My Monkey Bread came out so pretty that I was going to post a picture... but I never got a chance. I made it for a BBQ we had. It was GONE that night. I had inverted it, ran to get my camera and in the 1 minute I was away... HALF THE BREAD WAS GONE! Next time I'll make it for my nieces. They'll LOVE that you can eat it with your hands. Thanks for the sinful recipe ;]

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2008
Blueberry Buckle
My roomies ate THE WHOLE THING in one day. I made it for breakfast in the morning and when I came home from work that evening... it was GONE! Make sure to use good blueberries, I felt that made all the difference. I get mine at my local farmers market. I don't think I'd ever use frozen blueberries... the taste just wouldn't be the same.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2008
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