sadiebugsmom Profile - (12788656)


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Living In: Renton, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Devoted baker and reluctant cook - but always a lusty eater - I sure do love food, and I appreciate the recipes and help I find on All Recipes!
My favorite things to cook
I mostly enjoy baking rather than cooking. I surely do like to eat others' cooking, though! I just feel that I'm not creatve enough in the kitchen to be a really good cook. But baking just clicks with me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother were fantastic Italian cooks. I like to pull out their recipes and try to replicate the tastes of my childhood. I never quite make it, but it's fun to try!
My cooking triumphs
Any time my picky-picky husband and daughter like what I make. These rare occasions always get jotted down in my diary.
My cooking tragedies
My funniest cooking tragedy was trying to make caramels last Christmas (2009) and not realizing that the candy thermometer had a sheath that needed to be removed. Nigh melted the dang cover and scorched the caramels - not to mention the humiliation of being laughed at roundly by all the family. Aargh! 2 nights later, though, I rallied my spirits and made the caramels again sans thermometer cover and they were fabu!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
I thought that this recipe was charming, in that the protruding rice after baking really did make them look like little porcupines or hedgehogs or whatnot. It was a nice, quick, kid-friendly meal for a weeknight. I paired with mashed potatoes and green beans. Might want to double (or triple) the tomato sauce to have enough to douse the mashies. I also added a few more seasonings. It turned out very well, and I was thankful to add another meal idea into the weeknight rotation.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2014
Coconut Cream Cake I
OK, I need to stop eating this cake! I made it almost exactly like the original instructions except for three things: I used coconut milk instead of cream; I used egg whites instead of whole eggs; and, I baked in two 8" pans instead of a 9 X 13". The only drawback that I did not account for was the cream mixture made the cakes difficult to remove from their pans after the chilling period. So, it got a little sloppy there -- but frosting covers many cake sins! Especially this lovely, light whipped cream frosting covered with coconut flakes. And I have to stop eating this cake! Thanks to GPAIN for the recipe and to Allrecipes for highlighting it!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2014
Spinach Quiche
This is the best quiche I have ever eaten. EVER. I think I made it exactly as written here. I used the "Basic Flaky Pie Crust" (submitted by Stephanie)as my crust. I could not stop eating this quiche and finished it all by the next afternoon (that means I ate 6/8 of it!). Thank you, thank you for this delicious recipe!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2013

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