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Home Town: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Living In: Mt Zion, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
My mother started teaching me to cook when I was 8. We had a large family and she needed all of the help that she could get. I have always enjoyed cooking although I went through periods of taking the easy road, while I was working full time. I now am a stay at home mom and have been able to realise that I really do love to cook, now that I have the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I love to make candy and sweet things. I think that I am a pretty good pasty chef. Christmas is my favorite time of year to show off my cooking and baking skills.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Large family dinners. Thanksgiving is my mom's recipes for homemade bread (not a machine), noodles, dressing, turkey and all kinds of pies, all from scratch. Christmas is primerib with all the fixings.
My cooking triumphs
Baking and decorating a wedding cake.
My cooking tragedies
I finally found a date nut role recipe that was like my mom's. Her recipe was lost after she passed away. It looked and smelled just like hers. I remember her taking the pan outside to beat the candy in the cold to help it set up. I did that and mine turned into a solid mass that was rock like and I couldn't get it out of the pan.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
American Potato Salad

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2012
Creme Brulee French Toast
This is my new Christmas morning breakfast. It was awesome. I used evaporated milk because I didn't have half and half and it was still great. I used maple syrup and pecans as others had suggested. Wonderful, wonderful!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2011
Made it as written the first time and as others had noted was just a bit to much chocolate. The second time I used half milk chocolate, half semisweet and it was awesome. Then I made what my family now calls "the worlds best maple nut fudge". I used white chcolate chips and added 3 tsp of maple flavoring (Mapeline) at the end. It is softer setting than the chocolate but still can be cut. I might decrease the amount of butter a little bit the next time. The addition of the chopped walnuts takes it over the top. Its as good as the maple fudge that I purchase at our local candy store, where everything is homemade. Now I am looking for peanut butter chips to make PB fudge. Thanks Dana for posting this recipe!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2010
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