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Living In: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Apr. 7, 2010 12:33 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2010 8:30 pm
We all have those moments in life when we sit (or stand) there and smile to ourselves, knowing that we totally just got the best of our adversary, won the contest, first person picked for dodgeball teams, whatever..So, about 8 in the morning, I'm in the kitchen. It's the one place in my house… MORE
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About this Cook
I'm Rachel. I'm 26 years old. I've lived in Huntsville since I was 4. I've been a pharmacy tech for almost 8 years now, but I've discovered I like cooking more and I would like to get into that instead. My fiance says I'm a hopeless foodie. Even with working full-time and hanging out with family and friends and planning our own wedding (06-13-10), I still think about food more!
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate cake and macaroni and cheese were the first things I learned to make from scratch. They will always have a special place in my heart... and in my stomach! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas Eve, my parents and I bake several dozen different kinds of cookies, typically chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate oatmeal, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles, and whatever else we decide on. I've also been the birthday cake baker in my family for the past 12 years. My sister always wants chocolate with chocolate, Dad wants yellow with chocolate, Mom lets me pick, and for mine, I pull out a cookbook of cakes, close my eyes and flip to a page. Whatever one I land on is my cake for that year.
My cooking triumphs
Making my friends' wedding cake. I had a total of 6 hours of sleep in 2 days, was totally exhausted, but it was the most accomplished feeling I've ever had. The oohs and aahs at the reception were so worth it. The cake tasted heavenly and looked so beautiful.
My cooking tragedies
My mother has a story she loves to tell about when I was 14 months old and tried to make my first cake. I got out of my crib in the middle of the night and snuck into the kitchen. I dragged out the gallon of milk and a dozen eggs, the whole bag of self-rising flour, and the sugar and poured them all out in the floor. I then proceeded to mix all the ingredients right there in the floor with my hands. Mom woke up the next morning and found me asleep in the kitchen floor in the middle of my mess o' batter, which during the night had spread to every surface I could get to in the kitchen, and all over me. It took her forever to get it and me cleaned up.. I had all the right ingredients, I just skipped the important things like the bowl, mixing spoon, etc.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Marinated Rabbit Stew
This was excellent. My husband grew up in Germany, and he and his entire family raved over this stew. There wasn't so much as a spoonful left in the pot!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2010
Too Much Chocolate Cake
This is hands-down one of the best cakes I've ever had. I was doubtful at first because the batter seemed so thick and I had to stir it by hand (it almost killed my little hand mixer), but I went with it, and I made it in 10inch and 6inch pans in absence of a bundt pan. Both layers came out wonderful! I stacked them and made a sauce out of a large handful of chocolate chips, melted, half a pkg of instant chocolate pudding mix, and milk to desired consistency. We had it warm, with vanilla ice cream. It was absolutely to die for! :)

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 31, 2010
Chicken and Dumplings IV
WONDERFUL! I was out of regular milk, so I used buttermilk. Still awesome, and just like Dad used to make. Maybe even better..

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2010
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