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Judy L.

Judy L.
Home Town: Missouri, USA
Living In: Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm 47, married and work as a psychiatric nurse, an extremely stressful job, so I work off the stress through doing things I enjoy, especially cooking. I've picked up interests in various cuisines with the travels we've made around the world and the US.
My favorite things to cook
I cook according to my current cravings. I enjoy cooking (well, actually eating) Thai the most, and also love Indian & Middle-Eastern meals, and Ethiopian. But traditional "normal" American comfort foods are always welcome on my plate. Baking for people who appreciate the effort is nice, but I'm trying to bake less since I can't stop easily.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was known for her cooking for years when she ran the lunchroom on Saturdays at her and my grandfather's auction barn. Over the years, people in her town would tell me that farmers would come from miles around just to have a cup of coffee and a piece of one of my grandmother's pies. One of the first desserts I self-learned was to make pies. Brag: My cooking has caused one of my adult step-kids to write a poem about my cooking.
My cooking triumphs
I've been complimented by family and friends over the years and got a few proposals with my cooking (and pies). My ex-husband complimented my cooking during our divorce trial. My husband brags on my cooking to everyone. I'm a food trivia whiz.
My cooking tragedies
I decided to impress my husband and one of his sons with my baking, so I made a cake from scratch. Unfortunately, I left out half the flour and it baked into a rubbery flat disc. My step-son tried to insist it was still good, but I've had to hear about that cake and leaving out flour for over 12 years now. I tend to burn at least one pan of hot rolls every major holiday.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Baked Flan
This is my favorite flan. It's been made a few times now and people love it and ask for the recipe. I had no problem mixing it in my blender all in one batch. Blend on low and don't think you need to run the blender long.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2012
Creamy Caramel Flan
This is an excellent flan. I've made this for a couple of get-togethers now and people love it and ask for the recipe. Make it faster: after coating the dish with the carmelized sugar, simply use your blender for a few seconds to blend the other ingredients, pour into pan, and proceed as usual. Blenderizing doesn't change the texture at all and saves time.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2012
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
These taste like cake versions of soft old fashioned peanut butter cookies. Not super sweet, but VERY tender, so be careful to cool them and use caution when pulling them out of the muffin tins if you don't use liners. I made a chocolate butter cream frosting for a Reeces sort of cake. All thumbs up from my family.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2010

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