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cyndyb


cyndyb
 
Living In: Roseville, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a working professional so I don't have nearly as much time in the kitchen as I'd like. I travel for work so I have the opportunity to try a variety of foods and places to eat. When I find something really delicious, I do my best to duplicate it for my family as soon as I get home. I've had a few classes and I've been creating recipes for a long time so I'm definitely not a novice. Working in a restaurant is one of those unfulfilled dreams.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that makes someone smile.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have my dad's recipe for Potato Salad. It's not written down and never will be. This one is passed from generation to generation by making it together. There is no other way to learn it and no way to get it right without the experience.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Cinnamon Rolls II
I haven't eaten them yet so there's a possibility the rating could go up, but it's a slim possibility. Followed the recipe exactly (although "very warm" is a bit ambiguous), used the dough cycle on my bread machine and found I had a gooey mess in the bread machine pan when the cycle was done. I had to add at least 3/4 cup of flour just to be able to keep it off my hands enough to roll out. I didn't want to work the dough too much since that will make them hard and dry. I stopped adding flour too soon since rolling them was nearly impossible. After mushing them into a roll (they wouldn't come off the counter) I cut them and dropped in a pan. They immediately squashed back down into mush. I'm curious to see if they even try to double in size and am preparing to make pancakes while I wait. I didn't need to make pancakes!! They did rise, and they're certainly edible. Not the best I've made but I'll try it again with some alterations. They're a bit dry and the icing has little to no flavor. DH says they're OK and he's always generous. I'm tough on everything I cook and I'm not happy with these. Objectively, a pain to get in as much flour as needed but the end result is middle of the road.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2011
 
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