Cookingfor5 Profile - (11832647)

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Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a park ranger in the summer and a homemaker in the winter! I work part time as a teacher, but this is the first winter that I have really been devoted to being home. In order to afford it, we can't eat out as much, so I am trying to diversify my repertoire and master simple cooking!
My favorite things to cook
Easy skillet meals that I just make up on the spur of the moment that turn out FABULOUS!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Trying new things, like sweet potato custard, and making them into old favorites.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that my boyfriend eats with gusto... I like to make food that my family really appreciates! He loves my pork roast, asian noodle dishes, and baking.
My cooking tragedies
Learning to cook with Velveeta... a little goes a long, long way. Too far you could say.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Extreme Chocolate Cake
Two stars for taste only, which was good from what little we could salvage after it SET OUR OVEN ON FIRE... we used the 8x2 pans and the mixture bubbled up like crazy, overflowed, burnt the bottom of the oven and set it on fire before we could get it out. Had we known it was going to be so expansive we could have used a 9 x 13 and had a great cake. Beware of expanding cake!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2011
Butter Cream Frosting II
This was a great and easy... my boyfriend liked it and he HATES frosting. I added a little more salt to contrast with the sweetness and used a parchment tube to decorate a cooled cake. It was firm but it did help to chill it after decorating. I also used butter instead of shortening.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2011
Carrot Cake III
BEST CAKE IN THE UNIVERSE! My boyfriend made this for my birthday and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. He didn't have the right grater and ended up grating the carrot very finely, and I think it really added to the taste. The frosting is VERY sweet and you can't eat more than one slice because of it, but it would be perfect without frosting as well! When we get married, this is going to be our wedding cake! Delicious! I make him make it for me on special occasions I horde it in the freezer. I think I'll have a slice tonight. LOVE IT!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2010

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