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Iron_Lady12


Iron_Lady12
 
Home Town: New York, New York, USA
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Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Awesome muffins!!
About this Cook
Just a city girl with a country heart! I love food- eating AND cooking. I enjoy it even more with company.
My favorite things to cook
All types of fish and my newfound loves for homemade tomato sauce, pork, and green veggies!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My late grandmother's Sweet Potato Pie, Baked Glazed Ham, Baked Mac & Cheese, my family's traditional BBQ Ribs & homemade BBQ sauce, my mom's Potato Salad (still trying to get that one right), Cornbread Stuffing, Fried Chicken, and Salmon Croquettes.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving 2011- for the first time ever entirely prepared and hosted by ME. I slept for 2 days after!!
My cooking tragedies
My first baked chicken- totally dry & tasteless.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Almond Shortbread I
UNBELIEVABLY EASY & GOOOOD!! So I never thought shortbread cookies were *this* easy but following this recipe I guess they really ARE! I followed the recipe's ingredients to the letter. I just changed the way I cut the cookies out & the decoration. Like another reviewer, I rolled the dough into a log. In addition I added amaretto-toasted almond trimming. I blanched about a 1/2 cup of raw almonds & toasted them in amaretto, let them cool & chopped them finely. So after rolling out my cookie dough into a log, I brushed on some egg wash and rolled the dough over the chopped nuts, wrapped in plastic wrap, chilled for the recommended amount of time, then cut them about 1/4 in and baked according to the recipe. They came out wonderful and now I'm storing them in my fave cookie jars. They're incredibly buttery, crunchy and just plain delicious!! I just finished eating one with ice cream for dessert...sooo yummy!! I highly recommend this recipe especially since it just nails the basics of shortbread cookies. You can always take the basics and build on them the way u like! Good luck.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2012
Key Lime Pie VIII
Easy recipe, I followed it to the letter and I got a good result. Maybe a wee bit tangy with all the lime but still fabulous. It took a while to set so I couldn't eat it the same night I made it. I put it in the freezer over night and by the next day it was terrific. I did NOT add additional sugar because I found the condensed milk & pudding mix was sweet enough. Next time maybe I'll do only 1/2 cup lime juice and 1/2 tbsp of zest to tame the tangyness. Great & super-easy recipe though!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2012
Coconut Pound Cake
Soooo nailed this cake!! And just like another reviewer mentioned, it tastes even better the day after because of the crunchiness of the glaze. I had to scale down the ingredients because I made it in a 9x5 loaf pan but I followed the recipe to the letter, and it yielded a tasty, moist, sweet cake that lasted about a week in my home. I definitely will save this on and bake again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2012
 
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