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Kelly DFW

Kelly DFW
Home Town: Colorado, USA
Living In: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Southern
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I taught myself how to cook when I was in my late teens. Over the years, I have become a passionate home baker and spend most of my afternoons baking and testing recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Give me sugar, flour, eggs and I will bake anything under the sun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy preparing very traditional, southern holiday meals for my family.
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate truffles, classic fudge and pies. Now on to bigger and better things: Homemade breads and croissants.
My cooking tragedies
My mother recently taught me how to make a classic fugde recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation in our family. She told me the most essential part was for me to be able to "feel" for the right consistancy, which would let me know when the batch was done. After 6 disasterous batches, I went and bought a candy thermometer and it came out perfect. After telling this to my mother, she laughed and said .."Well each woman in the family has added their own touch to the recipe and I guess what you bring to it is the tools of modernization" :-)
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Spaghetti With Marinara Sauce
I truly believe that if you have the time--stick to a homemade marinara sauce. It is healthier for you than canned and when making it, your home smells delicious. This recipe is a classic guideline for a marinara sauce which you can easily fit to your taste. I followed almost exactly except followed advice from other reviewers regarding the following: omitted capers and added 1 chopped onion, blended crushed and diced tomatoes then added to the pot, added 2 bay leaves just because I wanted to and finally...threw it all in the crockpot for 4 hours on high. Easy as cake and came out great!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2013
Caramel Apple Tart
Tastes great and makes the house smell wonderful. However, like stated before the caramels did not melt evenly. Also, the ready-to-bake pastry is too small to cut into a round shape. I will make it again but basically know I will have to wing it on the directions :-(

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2013
Baked Pork Chops I
These were fantastic! They were also delicious--not too time consuming and/or stressful. I know I can make these with ease for a quiet night with the hubby (who LOVED them) or a evening with my in-laws. Thanks for submitting!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2011
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