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Home Town: Monroe, Michigan, USA
Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake
I live with a chocoholic (or two), and this is THE BEST chocolate cake we've ever tasted. Moist. Flavorful. Rich. Satisfying. Totally worth the calories, and VERY easy to make. This is my new go-to recipe. I served this with homemade coconut-pecan frosting (German Chocolate Cake frosting). Tasted like we bought a $10 slice of patisserie confection! Make this recipe exactly as written--no need to get creative. Use fresh ingredients, bake as directed. You will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2013
Cream of Celery Soup
I always read tons of reviews before I make a recipe, and this time it really paid off. Immersion blend your soup, for sure. Makes it creamy without adding any additional fat! I went the path of sauteeing the veggies (including carrot and garlic) in a little butter and EVOO until tender, then I poured in about a cup of water, put the lid on, and let them steam and get really soft. I added the rest of the water (6C total) and 2T. Better Than Bouillon paste. I think that's a key ingredient because it's so much tastier than plain chicken stock from a box or can. I didn't need to add any salt or other spices. I made this to freeze, so I omitted the roux, and as the soup is now, it's divine. Really doesn't need the fat and carbs of the flour, butter, and milk. I can see using this as a sauce for broiled fish or in casseroles to add flavor. Really delicious. I do plan to try the creamy version, too!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2013
Spiced Yogurt Pound Cake
Excellent flavor and texture! My only changes were minor: I didn't add the additional cloves out of personal preference, and I was out of Allspice so I made my own. I used 1 tsp. of this mixture in place of regular allspice: 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. cloves, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. The pepper is important! Gives just a hint of bite to the spice mixture. This is a new favorite!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2012

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