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Living In: Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert
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About this Cook
I've been married for 35 years and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. After losing 134 pounds in the past year, I am now a certified health coach helping others lose weight and get healthy. I am active in my church.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook when I have time to fuss. Trying new recipes is fun for me, and I've gotten some wonderful ones from! I love to cook (and eat) Italian food, and I love good chocolate desserts.
Recipe Reviews 48 reviews
Best Brownies
Easy and delicious! I doubled the recipe and baked this in a 9x13 pan. I stirred everything in instead of using the mixer to make sure the brownies would come out fudge and not cake-like. I baked the brownies for 25 minutes and they were perfect - moist and slightly chewy. For the frosting, I followed the suggestion of others and only used half of the recommended amount of powdered sugar. I spread the frosting on top of the brownies shortly after they came out of the oven and it made a nice glaze.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2015
Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast
This is easy and delicious! Like others, I thinly sliced fresh apples and lightly sautéed them in a little bit of butter instead of using canned pie filling - they were perfect! I also used whole wheat bread (16 slices, fitting 8 to my pan and then adding a second layer of bread). I increased the eggs from 6 to 8 so that each serving had the equivalent of one whole egg. I baked it for 75 minutes to make sure it wasn't soggy. Adding real maple syrup and broiling for two minutes was a nice touch - really finished it off!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2014
Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting
This is an excellent butter cream recipe. I didn't give it a "5" because, like many other here, I made the recipe with half butter and half shortening and I didn't think it was fair to give it a "5" when I didn't make it exactly as written. Using half butter and half shortening, however, makes this a "5" star and it's been added to my recipe box.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2014

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