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Home Town: California, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
California transplant with two little boys.
My favorite things to cook
Crepes! Followed by Christmas cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pizza for Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
A beautiful twice-cooked chocolate cake for my husband's birthday.
My cooking tragedies
Horrible, gluey, overcooked pasta.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Yummy Blueberry Cobbler
Weird recipe. I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup in each part, but it was still way too sweet. I had to bake it 20 mins longer than called for, as it was still gluey after 45 mins. The crust was nice and crunchy, but kind of pale and weird-looking because of the cornstarch/water mix. I added 1/2 tsp vanilla to the batter and 1/8 tsp nutmeg to the berries, which I think was a good call. I think the recipe could be fixed by taking the cornstarch "topping" mix and cooking it with the lemon juice & berries on the stove first, to make a thickened sauce, and then baking it with the batter on top, using only 1/2 cup of sugar in each part. It might cook faster that way, too.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2014
Banana Coconut Loaf
I like this recipe a lot, but as written it's too sweet. I use half a cup of sugar. I also substitute coconut oil for half of the melted butter, and whole wheat for half of the flour... still lots of calories, but a bit healthier. :-) To make mini muffins instead of a loaf, add 1/4 cup of milk to the egg mixture, and bake in lined muffin tins for 18 minutes. Makes 18 mini muffins.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2014
Hot Spiced Christmas Wine
Delicious... I used whole cloves & added allspice berries too... gets even better as it steeps longer and the ginger bite comes out.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2013

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