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Home Town: St.Paul, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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banana cake VI- layered
About this Cook
Soon to be mother of 3 pursuing a PhD. Clinical laboratory science was my first Passion and career, and Pharmacy has always been a passion and goal of mine. I love chemistry, biology, and I especially LOVE to cook/bake for my family. I love involving my 2 children with baking and cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Anything. You should always try something once before you say you don't like it. And sometimes your tastes evolve as time goes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies... we would cook and bake up a storm. Coming from a family of 11 kids, and a very big extended family, there was never a lack of good food amongst us avid cooks and bakers.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my first thanksgiving turkey at 13. It turned out perfect. And finally getting my husband to eat zucchini (certain ways) after 10 years of trying.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a boiled frosting with egg whites when I was 11. I had made my older sister a cake and wanted to make a fancy frosting to go with it. Needless to say it looked more like egg drop soup. It was horrible. So I made a traditional buttercream with granulated sugar. I was so upset that neither turned out. It was then that she explained the difference in sugars to me. The buttercream at least tasted ok. It was just gritty. Five years later I started working in a bakery, and after a year I was one of the cake decorators and assisted in baking.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Amber's Peanut Butter
Loved the recipe. Made it as stated on the recipe. My husband said it tastes like reese's peanut butter. It is very thin, but it thickens when refrigerated. Having tried it with salted roasted nuts, next time I will make it with unsalted roasted peanuts and adjust the salt to taste. Also, I will reduce the oil to 3 TBSP as it was a bit too thin for my taste. But overall we liked it and will make again with some adjustments.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2013
Microwave Lemon Curd
The original recipe was okay and very tart. After making it, I tried the suggestion of MommyfromSeattle too. The extra bit of sugar helped mellow the tartness and the egg yolks added made it creamier like lemon bar topping. I ended up getting some small bits of cooked egg, so I used my strainer insert on the funnel I have. I have a high watt microwave, so I put it in for 35 second intervals. The flavor is great if you like very tart lemon curd. I like mine a little mellow when not with bars, so I added a little extra sugar.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2013
Mom's Zucchini Pancakes
Loved this recipe. My husband loved it (and he is not a fan of zucchini) and my daughter really liked it too. My son is very picky and didn't care for it. I only had a sweet onion on hand, so I grated a little bit of that into the zucchini mix (was about 1 1/2 Tbsp). We really enjoyed the crunchy edges. I set out ranch, ketchup, and sour cream as the options to serve with it. A keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2013

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