FarmhouseGrandma Profile - (10473167)

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Home Town: Lancaster, California, USA
Living In: Jenny Lind, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I live on a small farm in CA and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. We have a 6 year old grandson living with us at this time. We grow our own veggies and raise most of our own meats. DH also hunts and fishes.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking just about anything. I particularly like baking and learning new main dish recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday dinners for the entire family.
My cooking triumphs
If someone asks for a recipe of something I have made, I consider that a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list..
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Deep Chocolate Raspberry Cake
This is a great chocolatey cake but more like a torte. It needs to be eaten in small slices. The only problem I had in the making of it was the chocolate immediately seized as soon as I added the beaten yolks. The next time I made it I tried adding some of the chocolate to the yolks first then adding the yolks to the remaining chocolate and still it seized. I just continued beating it with the remaining items then folded in the egg whites which loosened it up so at least it did become loose enough to spread but it is more of a brownie consistancy than a cake batter consistancy. I put seedless raspberry jam in the center but made a chocolate dam around the edges of the cake to hold it in. I frosted it entirely in a different chocolate frosting (the recipe from the Hersheys Unsweetened Chocolate Cocoa can) I then garnished it with raspberries and chocolate curls.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2011
Easiest, Most Delicious Meringue Buttercream
I followed these directions to a tee, I am not a novice in the kitchen. I have been beating this frosting mixture for one hour and its still like soup. I think the time for it to "come together" has come and gone. Now I have to try and see if I can salvage this somehow in order to be able to finish a cake order. I should have tried it before hand but the reviews were so positive (mostly) that I threw caution to the wind. I will be pulling an all nighter in order to get my sheet cake out by tomorrow.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2011

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