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Kris Maas

Kris Maas
Home Town: Mt. Holly, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Mt. Holly, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am a single parent to two great kids who like their food very, very plain! It is my goal in life to slowly adjust them to more flavorful foods and more interesting combinations!
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake - I try to make healthy subsitutues without sacrificing flavor. I also love to make heathy dinners.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies!
My cooking triumphs
Well, no spectacular triumphs yet, but I will be baking for THanksgiving and Christmas, so there's still time!
My cooking tragedies
I found out the hard way that angelfood cake doesn't bake well as cupcakes!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Pumpkin Bread IV
I just made this and it is DELICIOUS! I did make a few changes (I know, I know - everybody hates it when people do that, but I couldn't help it!) First, I was running low on oil, and I had a 29 oz can of pumpkin, so I used the whole can (3.5 cups) plus 1/2 cup applesauce, and 1/2 cup oil. I don't think this hurt the recipe one bit, as it's still moist and yummy. I was also running low on sugar, so I used 2 cups white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar. Finally, I did increase the amount of spices used, but that's personal preference. This recipe makes a LOT of batter. A LOT! I made 12 muffins, a 9x5 loaf pan, and another smaller (8x4?) loaf pan. For half the muffins and the smaller loaf pan, I added "Cheese Filling" from Pokey-Turtle. Historically, I have issues with cakes and muffins never rising for me - they always turn out flat and ugly. I don't know if I overmix or what. But these turned out BEAUTIFUL! The tops were nice and round. I was so proud to pull them out of the oven! I baked the muffins for 30 minutes and the two loaf pans for one hour. I thought the cheese filling was the perfect touch - like a pumpkin roll without the hassle. I will definitely be making this bread again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2012
Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies
This was good. I made it according to the recipe, with the exception of adding 1 tsp peppermint extract to the dough. It is important to chill the dough before trying to roll it into balls! I rolled mine into balls and then froze them so I can pull out a few at a time to bake. They're very good! Be patient with the candy on top - I expected it to melt faster. It does take a few minutes to melt enough to spread it around, but it will work eventually! All in all, a very good cookie!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2007
Grandma's Gingersnaps
I made these exactly according to the recipe. I made a double batch (which gave me almost 8 dozen!) rolled the dough into balls, rolled it in the sugar, then placed the balls on a tray and froze them. When they were frozen, I tossed them in a freezer bag and have been taking out a few at a time to bake. SO. GOOD. !!!! I've been experimenting with the temp and time - I think a little higher temp for a little longer (375 for 10-12 mins) makes them slightly crunchier while retaining their melt-in-your-mouth quality. My kids and boyfriend can't get enough of them! YUUUUMMMM!!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2007

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