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Katora


Katora
 
Home Town: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Wife, and mother of one, soon to be two. I am a SAHM with a passion for cooking just about anything! I have been cooking since I was in grade school. I am self taught for the most part, with of course some influence from my parents.
My favorite things to cook
I love making baked goods/pastries. I love making anything really, but nothing beats a nice cake, sweet bread, or pie. I just have a passion for cooking all things though.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Xmas morning we have green & red colored pancakes shaped like gingerbread men. =) Every now and then on a cool night, my husband and I make a huge pot of gumbo together. Can't wait til the kids are old enough to help out! I really look forward to teaching my daughter how to cook.
My cooking triumphs
One of my favorite cooking projects was a cake I made for my daughter's first birthday. It was an Elmo cake. She just LOVED it so much!
My cooking tragedies
I don't have many, honestly. I'm a bit of a natural, and not to toot my own horn. However, several years ago, I decided to try cooking some stir fry using tofu instead of meat. I had never used tofu before in a recipe, and didn't know it needed drained first. Oops! Yeah, that came out terrible. The dogs wouldn't even eat it! LOL I've since learned how to properly prepare it, and it is delightful! Hehe
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Excellent recipe. I used 1/2 cup more flour, though I'm sure the 2 1/2 would have been fine, I'm just used to putting in around 3 cups for that size batch of cookies and did it out of habit. Cookies came out very flavorful and fluffy, soft, and not over crumbly like some turn out. Delish!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2010
Better Brownies
Pretty good! I altered the recipe just slightly to my tastes, but this came out pretty yum for sure! Great basic recipe with a lot of potential for tweaking! =)

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2010
Mom's Yeast Rolls
Pretty good, needed a bit more flour, but most bread recipes are pretty variable. Needed a bit more salt as well, but otherwise these came out pretty good. Agree with Perigod, the recipe submitter probably didn't have an exact amount. I'm of the old school of baking as well that you just add what "looks right" rather than some exact measurement - especially when it comes to bread! =) You just learn how the dough "should" be, and aim to achieve that. So yeah, not for beginners, but if you're able to tweak, it works. And the baking time will vary by the size of your rolls, how many you are making, and of course your oven, so the 30-45 minute variation is to be expected. Just keep an eye on it, when it looks right, its done. =)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2010
 
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