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Cookie Diva

Cookie Diva
Home Town: Canoga Park, California, USA
Living In: Encino, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Triple Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting
About this Cook
My cooking triumphs
I was a finalist at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Cook-Off. My 15 minutes of fame!
My cooking tragedies
I made a beautiful macadamia nut bundt cake using mac nut liqueur. The recipe was very similar to a rum cake. Unfortunately, a large portion of the cake stuck to the silicone bundt pan I was using. I tried to salvage as much of the cake as I could and liberally brushed it with the mac nut liqueur glaze I had made. Although the presentation wasn't the greatest, it tasted fabulous!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Candied Pecans
I halved the recipe since I only had an 8 oz. bag of pecans. I used 1/4 cup of sugar and only 1/4 tsp. of salt since the nuts were already salted. I didn't mess with trying to cut the egg white in half and used the whole thing along with a splash of vanilla with the water before whisking the liquid mixture. These are delicious and I can't wait to use them in salads (if I don't eat them all first!).

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2013
Lemon Whippersnappers
I did not care for this recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2013
Surprise Inside Independence Cake
If you add a few drops of white food coloring (Americolor brand) while mixing the cake, the batter will stay white instead of turning yellow from the pudding mix.

98 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2012

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