GIRLNBLACK77 Profile - (1208139)

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Home Town: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Golden Valley, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Camping, Reading Books
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    By: H.Beatrice
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About this Cook
Recent graduate with a family to feed!
My favorite things to cook
Anything my family will eat! We're always trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm an Army brat, so my parents collected a wide variety of dishes to pass on to us. Some favorites are homemade marinara, enchiladas, and Yaki-Mandu.
My cooking triumphs
I'm gaining confidence with homemade yeast breads, and getting better at canning. I'm finally learning that basic, proper tools make a world of difference.
My cooking tragedies
I think the saddest project was homemade watermelon jelly. The recipe was perfect, but something happened to the pot and flaky bits of teflon ruined the whole (huge) batch. Lesson learned! Nothing but stainless steel for us now.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
Rave reviews from the family. (Husband pronounced them "great" and "best you've ever made" about seven times in twenty minutes.) Substituted real butter for the shortening, didn't over-knead, doubled the batch and got 14 biscuits about 3.5" across.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2013
Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
Love it! Omitted the applesauce and just used one 16-oz can of pumpkin puree, reduced the brown sugar in the batter to just half a cup, omitted the raisins, and used allspice instead of pumpkin pie spice. I usually don't tinker with recipes so much, but with muffins, you usually can't go wrong. The kids *devoured* these and said several times that they tasted just like pumpkin pie. They also didn't realize there were oats in the batter (as opposed to just on top). This recipe is a keeper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2013
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
These might just be the best oatmeal cookies I've ever made. I did add one cup of raisins, and they ended up being perfectly moist & chewy. This one's going on the frequent-rotation list.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2012

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