StrawberryblondeShortcake Profile - (11382168)

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Home Town: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a social worker from Pennsylvania. I've loved to cook since I was about 7 or 8. I also do community theatre and have performed in nearly thirty plays in my lifetime. I'm thirty years old.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a baker. It's in my blood. My great-grandfather on my maternal side was a baker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes the best cookies at Christmas time- whenever either of us bakes her iced sugar cookies for a party the plate is always clean by the time we have to leave. We've learned to keep a few at home.
My cooking triumphs
I'm known for my baking- I tend to dress up box mixes for cakes with homemade frostings. I'm usually too busy to make cake from scratch, but I can't stand the frosting in a can. People especially love my homemade buttercream, which I've noticed has no duplicates posted on All Recipes. I guess I'll have to consider sharing it with the world.
My cooking tragedies
I've noticed that I have to be in a zen state when I cook- if I'm not happily creating that is when recipes and experiments become disasters. I guess it only proves that the best recipes truly are made with love.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is my go to dip recipe for parties!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2013
Best Brownies
The brownie batter is amazing, the frosting needs a little doctoring up.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2010
Easy Creamy Vanilla Fudge
The consistency was just fine. Take your time, cook slowly on low heat, and use real butter. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that if it looks thin you add a little more sugar too thick- add more cream/ milk. It does, however, need more flavor, and the color is bright-white, not like the picture. This is a great versatile base that allows you to add different flavors (peanut butter, coconut, brown sugar. maple, peppermint...). You can go wild with your own creativity.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2009

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