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Erin


Erin
 
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Living In: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Photography
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Mmmmm, coffee-licious
the first cake I ever baked
banana/coconut/walnut/granola muffins
strawberry muffins
About this Cook
I am 21 years old and terrified of cooking. My mother is a wonder woman in the kitchen and I grew up on daily homemade meals, cookies, breads etc... Since I moved out of the house a couple years ago I have lost 30 pounds. I have recently come to the realization that I am slowly starving my self with my incompentency in the kitchen and things need to change.
My favorite things to cook
So far I can make casseroles, banana bread, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, and muffins. I love to make muffins, I go muffin crazy and make massive amounts of them when I have insomnia. I also LOVE to take pictures of the stuff I make. The majority of the time I don't even eat any of it, I just take their picture and hand the food off to my friends and family (or sometimes strangers)
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom would make ollie bolen around some holiday every year. (I can't recall which one, Christmas maybe?) She would make us eat them outside because we would get powdered sugar all over everything.
My cooking triumphs
I went to the local 24 hour grocery store at 1:30 in the morning and the cutie checker boy commented on my purchase of muffin papers, sugar, and energy drinks. (and also on my outfit which consisted of plaid and bedroom slippers) We then had a delightful little talk about baking and I gave him some very helpful unasked for baking advice.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 10 I attempted to make baked oatmeal for my family. I added a tablespoon of salt instead of a teaspoon. I have never been able to live that down and just now (11 years later) have attempted to cook again.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
I made these muffins for the first time today and they are just wonderful! I added a lot more coffee (I don't know how much more I didn't measure) and some more sugar and I baked them for 27 minutes and they turned out perfect!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2008
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
I've made these cookies 6 times now and everyone LOVES them, I've never had a negative comment. My favourite way to make them is with half chocolate and half white chocolate chips. And definately add the nuts! I also take the other cooks' advice and add 2 TBS of vanilla and 1/2 tsp of salt. I always add french vanilla instant pudding. I bake them for 10 1/2 minutes and they come out just the way I like them. The only problem I've had was making the cookies too small, bigger is better with this recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 5, 2008
Best Ever Banana Bread
I've never made banana bread before but I made this and it actually turned out and was SOOOO delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 20, 2008
 
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