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Home Town: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Bradenton, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Dante Cameron
Little Miss Emma's First Halloween
About this Cook
I am a disabled stay at home grandma. Right now, my daughter, who is in nursing school, and my 3 year old grandson, Dante, are staying with my BF and I until she finishes school. While it has it's challenges, having them here has been great fun. BF and I have been together going on 5 years. He is the absolute love of my life.
My favorite things to cook
I am absolutely obsessed with baking, which I do everyday. Family and friends keep begging me to stop because everyone around me is putting on weight. And I have recently started trying more new main dish recipes that have turned out well for the most part. I just got tired of making the same dinners week after week.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Doing the holiday cookie thing. But more recently, I started baking with my grandson...what great fun. He knows where I keep my KA mixer and will go to the cabinet, open it, and say Mamahh (his version of grandma) can we cook? How could I say no to that? We spend truly quality time together baking, and he loves helping to wash the dishes after we have finished. He will make some lucky lady a great husband someday. LOL
My cooking triumphs
Some of you remember my incredible cake save. But, seriously, anytime I master a new recipe or technique is a cooking triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Homemade tortillas that were more like hockey pucks or frisbees, and my Tres Leche cake that really tasted like a soggy sponge. I guess that is what keeps me going, I have more triumphs than tragedies.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations
I made the chocolate version of this cake.. it turned out dry and tasteless. I bake all the time and this is the first time I have ever had to throw away a cake. I should have known by the look of the batter that it needed more cocoa, but I followed the recipe as written. Will not make this cake again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2010
Broccoli Cheese Soup
OMG This recipe is fabulous. I can honestly say I have never had such a delicious broccoli cheese soup. It was easy to prepare, the only changes I made was to use 1 cup milk & 1 cup heavy cream, and added about 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I will make this often, Thank you so much for such a great recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2009
Pastry Cream
This takes a little time to make, and I always strain mine to eliminate any lumps.being said, itis still a 5+ star rated recipe. It is creamy, smooth and rich. Thanks for a great recipe.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2009
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