Alexis Profile - (10774937)

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Home Town: Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Living In: Lyndhurst, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books
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Keith and Alexis in Hilton Head, SC
About this Cook
I am a high school English teacher and have been cooking my whole life. I love to try new and challenging recipes and to taste what others have made. Going out to eat is my way of coming up with new ideas and taking food risks. I love to read and collect cookbooks.
My favorite things to cook
Anything for my husband, family, and friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pizzells at Christmas. I have my grandmother's recipe - it calls for a dozen eggs! When I smell that first batch, it is like I am right there in her kitchen with her again.
My cooking triumphs
This year, for my husband's birthday, I made a chocolate walnut praline cake that I'd been wanting to bake since I was 13. I first saw it in Chocolatier magazine in 1987. It took me 7 hours to bake and was worth every minute!
My cooking tragedies
I once made a batch of my famous chocolate chip cookies for my dad, but accidentally left out the eggs - yuck!
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Creamy Herbed Pork Chops
We love this recipe! I make it exactly as written and serve it over noodles with dark green vegetables. A perfect meal!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2014
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
This is a good concept and is filling, but there was something about the milk and fruit combination that didn't appeal to me. I ground up the oats first, so there wasn't a texture issue. Since I do prefer a juice based smoothie, I proablay won't make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2014
Apple Carrot Muffins
These are fantastic! First, I love that the batter truly makes 12 regular size muffins. I left out the nuts b/c of allergy issues. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. I used plain old bran flakes. I wasn't sure if I should crush the cereal or not, so I did just a bit and the texture was great! I added 1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg and 2 tablespoons of apple butter because I wanted a very apply muffin. I also sprinkled with a bit of white sugar before baking. These are simply wonderful.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2013

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