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Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Angie's Cake
About this Cook
It has taken me quite a while to learn to cook. I found that the secret to cooking is to learn what each ingredient can do individually. Once you have that down, it is much easier to create successful new recipes. This is great for me because I live alone, so I have to eat all of what I make- even if it takes a week!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to cook family-style meals. Since I live alone, I make 2 full family style meals a week then break them up into individual "TV Dinners" that I can take to work or reheat at night. It is too easy to get roped into overly-processed frozen meals- this way I know what I am eating at all times.
My cooking tragedies
We were having a fundraiser over St. Patrick's Day weekend, so I made a red velvet cake from an old family recipe and used green food coloring instead. I only used 1oz of green food coloring and the recipe called for 2oz. Needless to say, it was more than enough and we all thought there was something wrong with us the next day when everything was green... The cake was amazing though!
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
The Best Bean and Ham Soup
This is a great soup that can be adapted to whatever you have on hand. It had just enough heat (from the chili powder) to make my husband happy, but it wasn't too spicy for my less-tolerant taste buds. I only made a few changes out of necessity- we didn't have vegetable juice, but I had a small can (10 oz maybe) of diced tomatoes with onions and chilies that I used instead. I also didn't have any vegetable broth, so I used all regular chicken broth. Next time (yes, there will be a next time), I probably won't add the salt or I will make sure that I use low-sodium broth like the recipe states.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2013
Country Apple Dumplings
This recipe was very good, but very sweet. I only ended up using about a cup of the sugar because that was all that I had. We had a couple leftover pieces, which I made the mistake of eating cold. They are much better warmed (not hot). The second time I made these, they did not turn out at all... the soda, butter and sugar made a soupy mess and didn't absorb into the dough and make a caramel-like sauce like it did before. Still trying to figure out what I did wrong on that one.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2012
Margarita Cake
This was a big hit at work today... I thought it tasted more like an orange Push-Up than a margarita though. The outside got a little dark, so I think the next round I will turn the oven down to 325 and cook a bit longer- this may be due to my oven though since it is 20+ years old!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2010
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