SStephan Profile - (10605739)

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Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Music
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Banana Sour Cream Bread
Banana Sour Cream Bread
Acorn Squash Soup with cheddar cheese on top
My Holy Butternut Squash Soup
Pumpkin Gingerbread with Orange Glaze II
About this Cook
My mother always cooked home-cooked meals when I lived at home, so when I moved out I made it my goal to cook as great as she does. I certainly have caught up with her in just a year of living by myself! (Heaven only knows I couldn't have done it with out her!) I reference her and my Joy of Cooking cookbook (which has everything, except slow cooker recipes!) and my meals always turn out delicious!
My favorite things to cook
I crave strawberry cake with cream cheese icing, so I make that a lot (granted, it's boxed cake) Soups of all kinds! I also like to experiment with yummy reductions over roasts
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandfather always used to make the best biscuits. His french bread recipe is published in Southern Living cookbook, and he's taught me how to make my own hot sauce and jelly.
My cooking triumphs
Oh gosh, I always call my mom when I cook something I love - chicken and dumplings, seafood gumbo, cream of cheddar soup, all sorts of roasts, chocolate and peppermint mousse cake, raspberry cheese cake, dieter's downfall (aka 7 layer magic bars), Teriyaki and ginger steak, chicken and rice casserole, king ranch chicken casserole, beef stew, biscuits and gravy...etc.
My cooking tragedies
My first time trying to make fried okra and eggplant, we burned the oil. The smoke filled my entire house and our next door neighbors came running over to make sure our duplex wasn't burning to the ground!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Hot Buttered Rum Batter
Pretty good, pretty good. It freezes for a long time. I use milk in place of water.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2008
Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge
I got rave reviews on this fudge! It is so creamy! This was my first time ever to make fudge and it's pretty fool proof. As other reviewers mentioned, heat the marshmallow jar for 10-20 seconds before hand and don't put it on the bottom of the pan (it will burn if it's on the bottom). I boiled it for 7 min. one time and it came out to stiff and then 5 minutes one time and it took a lot longer to set - some other reviewer said to stir constantly, but as a general candy making rule, you don't stir while it's reaching the stage you want (soft ball, in this case). The second time I made this fudge I used white chocolate and butterscotch - yum!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2008
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
These are the best mashed potatoes ever! I whip mine with a hand beater to make them extra fluffy.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2007
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