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Home Town: Anaheim, California, USA
Living In: Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing
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Jan. 21, 2012 5:14 am 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2012 2:50 pm
I had every intention of making Miss Alix Cranberry Applesauce Muffins exactly as written.  But somehow, between than long journey from my laptop to the kitchen (like 3 steps), things began to change.  You all know EXACTLY what I mean ... the infamous changing of the recipe. So as I sit here… MORE
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From The Blog:  Thirty Days Without Walmart
About this Cook
I'd rather make it than buy it. Natural, seasonal, and as organic as possible. Don't get me wrong - I'm only human (grin) - but I try.
My favorite things to cook
Copycat & cloned recipes, Mexican, Italian
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm trying to stop old post WWI & WWII traditions and go back to pre-letsjustbuyitofftheshelf cooking.
My cooking triumphs
Giving up overly processed and prepacked foods (without killing my family). Learning how to actually bake and make those things I used to just buy off a shelf.
My cooking tragedies
lol - too many to name. Beans and I still go 'round and 'round.
Recipe Reviews 355 reviews
Banana Coconut Loaf
This was without a doubt the BEST quick bred I've ever had (much less made). Made exactly as directed only I was short on cherries (only had about 1/4 cup) and butter (3oz instead of 4). First impressions were a little iffy as the almond extract flavor was quite strong and I wasn't sure I cared for it ... ten minutes later, I figured I'd better go back and have another piece (grin) before I rated this - and (as I sit here telling myself NOT to go back and get that 3rd piece) I simply had to give it a 5* rating. I do think next time I'll scale back on the almond extract a bit (or use vanilla with chocolate chips instead of cherries), but man I'm telling you this is da bomb. The coconut and banana work SO well together. Can't thank you enough for sharing recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2014
Ranch Dressing II
We really enjoyed this. I was out of sour cream so I used a mixture of yogurt, milk, and lemon (which gave it a nice freshness). Also used fresh chives as I had some that needed to be used. You do have to let it sit at least 30 minutes for the flavors to truly develop. Will definitely make again. My thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2014
Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce
We really enjoyed. I had to use up some dried *gnocchi* type pasta thing hubby brought home (really, just gnocchi shaped pasta), so we didn't get the real gnocchi experience, but we liked them with the sauce. For those saying there wasn't much flavor, I made my sauce (half recipe) early in the morning (goodness knows it's simple enough) and it sat most the day so the seasoning really had a chance to do its thing. Will make again.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2014
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