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Home Town: Anaheim, California, USA
Living In: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Thirty Minute Yellow Cake Cupcakes
About this Cook
I 'mainline' Food Network and other cooking-related programming on a daily basis. Proud mom of 2 honor students, loving wife to a great husband. I grew up around my Nana and Mom in the kitchen, so cooking has always been instilled in me as being a very important skill. The internet is just a virtual goldmine of recipes and I utilize it every single day.
My favorite things to cook
My husband has a huge sweet tooth, so I'm baking all the time. Mainly, I enjoy cooking slow-cooker type meals and anything that's hearty and comforting (Pot Roast, Casseroles, Pot Pies, etc.).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making homemade stocks, saving (& using!) bacon drippings.....I know that the homemade stock idea sounds like a lot of work, but if you really enjoy cooking, you can't imagine using canned stock. Bacon drippings add SO MUCH flavor to biscuits and soups and rice dishes (I could go on and on)....might not be the healthiest thing in the world...but hey, you ate the BACON, didn't ya? lol
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Refried Beans Without the Refry
I roasted my jalapenos, to remove the skin. Nice to see another poster used chicken broth instead of plain water (as I did). Didn't use nearly the salt called for, as we usually put so much other stuff in our burritos/enchiladas/what-have-you that the salt actually gets made up for. Yum. : )

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2012
Thirty Minute Yellow Cake
Hopefully, the photo I took of the cupcakes I made from this gets accepted so that you can all see the lovely results. The only changes I made to the recipe were a stick of unsalted butter (instead of shortening), 1/4 tsp salt, evaporated milk (instead of reg. milk) and 1 tsp of baking soda (as I used all-purpose flour instead of self-rising). I baked these for just 20 min; they are glistening and moist and have a gorgeous color. Not sure what everyone else has been doing wrong, but perhaps they should stay away from baking.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2009
Four Egg Yellow Cake
I found this recipe after I had accidentally overcooked one of those Pillsbury boxed cakes (that's what happens when walk away from your I changed the shortening to butter, as have some of the other reviewers, but hadn't read any of the reviews prior to making this. All I can say is, I'm glad the store boxed cake got ruined, cuz this one is much fluffier and lighter and sweeter.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2008

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