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Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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  • Simple Scones
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    By: USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
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Spiced Butternut Squash Muffin
Spiced Butternut Squash Muffin
Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins
About this Cook
I love animals and farming. Also sports, friends, school, science, geology, gardening, reading, 4H, and pets.
My favorite things to cook
I like making desserts and baking, cooking things for holidays, and making anything that has food from my garden in it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking desserts. A lot.
My cooking triumphs
My chocolate chip coockies are famous (with my friends). I have made a whole lot of zucchini bread....
My cooking tragedies
Well, my ginger-bread house turned out OK, but making it was a DISASTER.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Almond Crunch
This is my favorite candy recipe! I have made in three times for presents. I don't like almonds so I use peanuts, and I'm going to try a batch with cashews. I lightly greased the foil in the jelly-roll pan and I turned down the heat to "medium" once the caramel started to boil. I stirred occasionaly once it was boiling and I'm pretty sure it would have burned is I hadn't, esspecaily at the very end. Everyone I give it to LOVES it and asks for more.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2007
Zucchini Brownies
These brownies are very chocolatey, rich, moist, and a little gummy. They kind of stick to the roof of your mouth. My dad REALLY liked them but i think they're just OK. The icing is very rich and decedent, and there's a lot of it! This recipe makes enough for a thick, gooey layer. I used half granulated sugar for the icing (I ran of out of powdered suagr) but you can't tell. I used 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of walnuts. You can't tell there is any zucchini in these brownies. They are cakey but not in a bad way. The batter is delicious, before and after the zucchini is added (better than the cooked version.) It is a complete powder, and then you add the zucchini, and it becomes gooey, fluid batter! Strange phenomenon. I did not drain the zucchini which helped the batter, I think. Also, I used a humongous overgrown zucchini which adds moisture. This is a good way to use up extra garden zucchini, but I don't think I'll make these again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2007
Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole
I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. I used ramekins instead of a casserole dish and filled each ramekin 1/2 full and made seven ramekins. They are rich and sweet so the size was perfect. I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar instead of 3/4 and it was plenty. The marshmallows melted into almost nothing, so don't overcook and you can add extra marshmallows. Yum!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2006

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