Kristina Profile - (1211587)

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Home Town: Merritt Island, Florida, USA
Living In: Saint Cloud, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Southern, Dessert
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My Husband's Birthday Cake
About this Cook
I'm 43 and have two boys..they're already grown and out of the house. Baking is my passion and with the boys gone I wind up baking for coworkers and friends as well as my husband. Playing games on could be called my other passion! When I'm not in the kitchen I can usually be found on Pogo playing under the name eBuzzes.
My favorite things to cook to bake and decorate cakes. I've recently begun working on perfecting my pie skills as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a dedicated Southern cook..everything was cooked in lots of butter and fat. She refused to teach me how to cook though because she didn't want me underfoot. I've started my own traditions baking with my boys when they were little and now my nieces. Holidays are of course a big deal for us and some cookies get baked year after year.
My cooking triumphs
My nieces would tell you it's the special brunches we've made. Their favorite is the "square food brunch"..everything was made in square pans and of course all the recipes came from Allrecipes. My own personal triumphs are the cakes that came out not only beautifully decorated but perfectly moist and flavorful.
My cooking tragedies
Can you say Bundt pan? LOL Any Bundt pan cake is a challenge for me. No matter what I do the cakes tend to stick to the pan and fall apart at least half the time. I even tried one of those new silicone Bundt pans and as you can imagine, it stuck to the "guaranteed not to stick" pan and fell apart.
Recipe Reviews 201 reviews
Bacon Cheddar Chive Muffins
I sell these in my shop. Customers absolutely love them. I make jumbo muffins so I only yield 5 with these. Also, I bake them for 20 minutes exactly and they always turn out.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2010
Apple Pie Muffins
These are a big hit in my shop. Customers marvel at how they taste like a smashed an apple pie into a muffin! Wouldn't change a thing with this one and will make them again and again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2009
Peach Muffins
I used fresh peaches in these muffins and followed the recipe exactly. I've made them three times now and none of the batches worked out. They were crusty on the outside and doughy in the center. The doughy flavor was yummy but certainly not servable. I do realize this could be due to some error on my part so I wouldn't discourage others from trying them. I just know I won't be making them again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2009

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