Deedeedinah Profile - (11388738)

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Living In: Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love entertaining and trying new foods.
My favorite things to cook
Homemade soups, made with what comes out of my imagination, is my favorite thing to make. A close second is anything with yeast dough. The whole yeast dough "experience" is therapeutic on a variety of levels.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both my mother and grandmother were awesome comfort food cooks, so I venture back to those recipes now and then. I try to give them a little bit healthier spin while leaving the "comfort" level intact.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumphs have involved holiday open houses and cooking everything from scratch for 100 people. Those events have also made me question my sanity! :)
My cooking tragedies
I can't remember any specific tragedies (except for one that involved mac and cheese and camping with the kids many years ago), though I suspect I've probably blocked them from my mind.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Applesauce Raisin Bread
I used water instead of apple juice because I didn't have any, used Bob's Red Mill old-fashioned oats instead of quick cooking, and added about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt for the 48 serving recipe, though the recipe doesn't call for any salt. I was making them for holiday baskets for shut-ins, and ... It was excellent!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2014
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
This was fabulous!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2014
Whole Grain Banana Muffins
So, I made these this afternoon (Aug. 2, 2014), and my reaction is mixed. The first thing I'm sure of is there is too much baking powder in these. There is a metallic aftertaste that is unpleasant. The other issue I had was that the baking powder acted immediately in the batter when dry hit wet, but then they didn't rise in the oven. The top note of flavor is good, but that metallic aftertaste nullifies that. My advice, less baking powder and make sure it's double-acting! Aside from those criticisms, I like the versatility of the batter. I added whole oats instead of oat bran, trail mix (with sunflower seeds, raisins, nuts, etc.) instead of raisins and pecans, and used all Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. The texture is dense, but that's the way I like them. Overall, I'd try them again with a few adjustments.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2014

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