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Sweet Dolly

Sweet Dolly
Home Town: Warrenville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Lockport, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Having Fun With Play-Doh
Cream Puffs
About this Cook
I am a full-time Mom and wife, in addition to working a full-time job outside our home. I've been interested in cooking/baking and have loved food all my life. When I was a kid, I preferred watching 'The Frugal Gourmet' and Julia Child over cartoons!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is anything that will make my boys happy. My husband loves Italian food, so I've perfected Spaghetti and Meatballs and a few other pasta dishes for his enjoyment. My son loves apple pie and pierogi, so I make them for him as special treats every now and again.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We never really had any traditions growing up, but we did eat a wide variety of foods. I have recently begun cooking as close to 'from scratch' as I can, using as few processed products as possible. We joined a CSA this summer, and I'm really excited to begin purchasing as much of our produce as close to home as possible. I am also learning to can and dehydrate, so that we can enjoy our local summer bounty year round!
My cooking triumphs
What I am most proud of is the progress I have made with cake decorating; I am self-taught from books and the internet. Cake decorating is so much more fun and satisfying than insurance; too bad it doesn't pay as well or I'd try to make a career out of it. (o:
My cooking tragedies
I can't recall any significant tragedies. I've been cooking and baking since I was 6 years old, so I'm sure there have been a few disappointments over the years.
Recipe Reviews 70 reviews
My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn
This is excellent; yields a product better than what you can buy, in my family's opinion. I pop the corn using the 'Microwave Popcorn' method found on this site. An easy, wonderful and inexpensive treat!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2009
Unbelievable Chicken
This is my go-to chicken marinade. I use the recipe as-is, and the end result is great; goes well with a wide variety of side dishes, or used on top of a green salad.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2009
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
Use good quality chocolate chips (I use a mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate Callebaut) and this recipe produces bakery/professional quality cookies. My DH has never been a chocolate chip cookie guy until I starting using this recipe. Thank you for sharing it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2009

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