staceywatts Profile - (1106258)


Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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Blog...  3 posts
Sep. 30, 2009 7:45 am 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2011 8:18 am
After reading another bloggers story concerning  “Sunday Dinners” I began thinking back to memories of my childhood.  My parents divorced when I was 2 years old.  I don’t remember them being together so the divorce didn’t immediately have an effect on me.   As the years… MORE
Granny and I
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Granny making fruitcake
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Granny making fruitcake
About this Cook
I am a happily married stay at home mom. I love spending time with my husband whether it is just staying at home watching movies or going out shopping. I love to cook and try new recipes. My husband is a very picky eater and he doesn't eat much of a variety. I mainly cook for myself since my daughter is less than a year old so I enjoy making recipes that are small so there is not much waste.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cookies, cakes and other sweet treats but I try to avoid making too many because I want to eat too much of them! :) I am also an avid bread maker and enjoy trying out new bread recipes. I also love tex-mex and italian recipes. Lately I have been experimenting with new seasonings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite memories are those of baking around the holidays when I was a child. My grandmother would always make the best pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mother made the best Turkey and Dressing and Scallopped Potatoes that are to die for. I still enjoy cooking around the holidays. I can't wait until my little one(s) are old enough to help me in the kitchen and start our own family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
Everytime I make a recipe that turns out great I consider that a triumph. So I have many triumphs in the kitchen.
My cooking tragedies
Recently it was cooking a hamburger and it looked perfectly done on the outside but was raw inside. Yuck!
Recipe Reviews 110 reviews
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
The BEST pancake recipe I have ever tried! I subbed 1/2 c cake flour for the all purpose. I reduced the salt to 3/4t instead of a whole teaspoon. I sifted the dry ingredients together. Mixed all the wet ingredients and added 2 t of vanilla bean paste. They were a beautiful golden brown color and had the best flavor. Amazing recipe and the holy grail pancake recipe for me!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2012
Carrot Souffle
Tastes just like the one served at the big cafeteria restaurant. Sift some powdered sugar on top and you have a near perfect clone!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2012
Country Pound Cake
Love the texture of this pound cake. I added 1/4 cup of King Arthur Cake Enhancer to the batter. I made a 1/2 recipe in a loaf pan. Crust was perfect and the inside moist. Reminded me of Sara Lee. Next time I will use all vanilla instead of adding the lemon flavoring due to personal preference.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2011
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