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Home Town: Frozen Tundra, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Middle Georgia, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Not sure why, but it's not letting me update my cooking level, etc. So, I've been cooking for about 10 yrs now (steadily). I cook nearly every night for dinner, and more on the weekends when we are home more. People always ask me to bake for special occasions, and I've never had a complaint about my cooking...besides ridiculously finicky kids who REFUSE to eat mashed potatoes with lumps in them!
My favorite things to cook
I prefer to bake, and LOVE to decorate cakes. I improvise a lot. Baking usually consists of me throwing a bunch of stuff in a bowl, mixing it together, and baking it. I've been baking so long and often that I usually don't measure much, or follow any recipe to the "T" EVER.
My cooking tragedies
These don't exist in MY kitchen...unless I'm not the one cooking.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
David's Yellow Cake
This cake was amazing both with and without frosting! It disappeared too quickly to get a picture of the inside! I made cream cheese frosting for the crumb coat, and mixed some with chopped fresh strawberries for the inside filling. Then made cream cheese buttercream frosting for the outside (so it would taste like cream cheese frosting, but still keep its form when piping). I made a strawberry glaze for the top with sliced strawberries. Was so good I'm making one for a friend for their holiday dinner, AND one for our holiday dinner! This is a recipe that will be written in my recipe book!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2014
Apple Pie Muffins
This is delightful. I did change a few things due to unavailable ingredients. Didn't have enough brown sugar so I used 1C of white sugar + 1/2C brown sugar for the muffin portion. (I know it's important for the topping to be brown sugar.) I only put 1/4C of flour in the topping, but added 1/4C quick oats and about 1Tbs of melted butter to topping as well. I'm glad my modifications didn't ruin this recipe. They are totally worth gashing my fingertip while peeling the apples!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2014
World's Greatest Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
I don't know what all the people who gave this a negative review are doing wrong, but they are definitely doing something wrong. I just kinda wing it when I cook so I did do a few things differently. My butter was straight out of the fridge, so I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds then blended that with the sugars. I mixed together the flour and baking soda in a separate bowl, and then mixed it in with the other mixture. I also put the chocolate chips straight in the batter. It was just easier that way. I added white chocolate chips in too. This recipe came out with by far the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had! All my coworkers agreed! I'm going to go make some more cause they ate them all so quickly! Not too greasy either, they're cookies! C'mon people, what cookie isn't greasy at least a little?!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2010

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