Tracy Profile - (10781785)

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Home Town: Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA
Living In: Texarkana, Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Reading Books
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Red Salmon Pate
Red Salmon Pate
Rolled Buttercream Fondant
Rolled Buttercream Fondant
About this Cook
My love of baking started with an Easy Bake Oven that was a Christmas gift from Santa at age 8. By the time I was 14 years old, I was preparing my family's evening meals, and managed to pull off my first Thanksgiving when I was 17. Collecting recipes and cookbooks has been a hobby for more than 30 years -- surfing the web for new recipes, and new twists on old favorites, has opened a whole new world for me, and has become my favorite website for recipe searches.
My favorite things to cook
After our children were grown and on their own, learning to cook for two was a challenge. In the process, I have revised and scaled down many of my old tried and true recipes, in addition to making them more healthy, lower in fat and calories. After many years of cooking on a large scale, I have found that my favorite things to cook are simple, healthy, yet tasty, meals. BUT .... when time permits, I love to search for a challenging bread recipe, then spend the day in my kitchen trying it out. There is nothing like the feel of bread dough, and the satisfaction of baking the perfect loaf. Along with the added bonus of the wonderful aroma. YUM!
My favorite family cooking traditions
A tradition that started many years ago, when I was only 14 years old, was cooking with my Grandmother during the Holidays. She passed on a few years later, and that tradition was continued with my Aunt Ruth (who is probably the BEST cook I know!), and is being continued with my 4 year old and 2 year old Grandsons. Grandmother taught me how to make a perfect pone of cornbread, Aunt Ruth taught me how to make perfect Southern Style Chicken and Cornbread Dressing, and I am teaching my Grandsons how to bake cookies and cupcakes.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Zucchini Brownies
The best brownie I have ever tasted! My family doesn't like nuts, so left them out -- and I did sub the oil with applesauce. Very easy recipe with outstanding results.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2012
Caprese Appetizer
So easy, elegant and GOOD.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2010
Easy Lemon Cookies
Really good! Thank you for posting this easy yet tasty recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2010
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