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Home Town: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Living In: Shelby Twp., Michigan, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Southern, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am twenty-seven and a mother of three. I have a degree in science education, but am going back to school for nursing. My husband and children love to eat and are usually willing to try my new recipes. My uncle is a chef and owns many restaurants over seas and my brother is a chef in New York, so i am constantly calling and getting new ideas and recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, probably because I have a sweet tooth. I also like dinner recipes that aren't too time consuming. My new found passion is canning and frozen snacks, like peanut butter balls yum.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Evey fall we have apple pie Saturday and we spend a whole day making pies and cinnamon rolls. We usually end up with somewhere between 40 and 50 pies. Also Christmas morning we have cinnamon rolls. My mother-in-law loves my key lime pie and I always make it for her birthday.
My cooking triumphs
Biscuits and sausage gravy is a family recipe that I have tweaked and my family loves it on a cold winter night.
My cooking tragedies
I have to say that the spaghetti carbonara I made recently was edible, but barely. I really don't know what went wrong. I'll have to ask my brother to give me a pasta cooking lesson.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Pumpkin Cheesecake II
I have made this a couple of times now. The first time I used the original recipe and it was delicious. I just tweaked it after that to my liking. I add extra spices and extra pumpkin. Also I used the crust recipe from the autumn cheesecake, it seemed to turn out a little better. Wonderful desert and it my dad requests me to make it for all of his staff functions.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2008
Velvety Pumpkin Soup With Blue Cheese and Bacon
I haven't made this yet, but definitely going to try. But, where the spices are there is one called "pumpkin pie" spice. It is a combination of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I use it all the time for anything using pumpkin.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2008
World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
I have been looking for a recipe to simulate the cinnamon scones we get from a bakery. This one worked out perfectly. All I did was replace the raisins with cinnamon chips. Also the ones we get has an icing on them. I made a vanilla icing from this recipe and on half of them drizzled the icing on top.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2008

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