Erin Profile - (11353856)

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Home Town: Dacula, Georgia, USA
Living In: Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Over the last year I have started working out and eating right and have lost 40 lbs. as a result. I have learned how wonderful it is to know what you're really eating and have discovered that I truly enjoy working with food and being in the kitchen. I love throwing in my own ideas and quirks and seeing how things turn out. From a fast food junkie, dine-out queen to a baking, broiling, boiling machine - I now consider myself a cook... and I love it!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking - bread, cookies, cakes. One of my favorite pastimes is putting together multiple dessert recipes to create new ones for special occassions. For example, for Mother's Day, I took elements from 3 or 4 recipes and created a pineapple layer cake with coconut-lemon filling and coconut icing. And on my mom's birthday I made her a key lime cheesecake with a pecan coconut crust. I like challenging endeavors that leave me in the kitchen for hours with a really pretty (tasty!) payoff.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving! There's no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. It's so beautiful to see multiple generations all working together to create a feast for the whole family.
My cooking triumphs
Doing it at all! My mom hates to cook and I could burn water until about a year ago. Also, I'm particularly proud of the Mother's Day Coconut Pineapple Cake, the Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake, and the Poptart Crust I made for my cousin's peanut butter birthday pie.
My cooking tragedies
Sweet potato lasagna!!! Don't try it. Don't even bother looking it up. Trust me. I have tried and tried to do "interesting" things with sweet potatoes because I love them so much. My hard-learned lesson: they're wonderful just the way that God made 'em and they taste best when you leave 'em alone. Of course I did see a recipe the other day for sweet potato tacos...
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Game Day Hamburgers
This was a good recipe. I ended up wishing I had added some onions and garlic to the stuffing mixture. I will probably make these again with those additions - and maybe a little worcestershire sauce in the stuffing, too.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2010
Zucchini Cobbler
Amazing recipe! Modified it to be gluten-free by changing the topping and only used 4 cups of zucchini. Gluten free topping: 1/2 C. each of GF oat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and butter (chilled). Mix all dry together and cut in butter to small pebbles. Mix half the topping into the zucchini and spread in pan, then sprinkle remaining topping over zukes and bake 350 deg. for about 35-40 minutes. (20 servings = 100 cal/serving) My mom absolutely HATES veggies, especially zucchini and she really liked this. Better than apple cobbler!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2010

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