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Home Town: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Living In: Haslett, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
In the evening as a reward for completing a day successfully I love to have a dessert usually with chocolate milk. This has become somewhat of a ritual, and probably a hadicap for my social life. Heaven help me and who ever is with me if my treat is dissappointing...
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate chip cookies, dessert bars, cakes, anything sweet except pie! I hate pie!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dad and I make fudge every holiday and take great joy in bringing it to relatives homes because it is so addictive that every year at least one diet is ruined!
My cooking triumphs
I have mastered the big best chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe on this site. It really is the best. I make them even better than the Mrs. Field's cookies.
My cooking tragedies
I am terrible at cooking. For me its not worth the time and money, but one time as a new wife I attempted to make spaghetti and meatballs for my husband. Being thrifty I cut up some left over burgers for the "meatballs" and used the high proptein whole grain pasta. After one bite my husband refused to eat any more and the evening ended with insults being hurled back and forth.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Little French Fudge Cakes
These were so rich and so good. I assumed they would be similar to a Ghirardelli brownie in cupcake form, but somehow they were richer and denser (in a good way)! I did eat one right after baking and I can honestly say that I liked them better when they were completely cooled and solidified the next day. I put a thin layer of dark chocolate buttercream on them and this only enhanced the experience. The one change I would make is to leave the cinnamon out completely. I even halved it when I made mine and I still did not like the spice in combination with the chocolate. Also, for the non-melted bittersweet chocolate chunks I just used a half cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips I had on hand. They worked fine, not need to go out and buy 2 expensive chocolate bars. Just one good bittersweet chocolate bar for the melted portion of the recipe will do.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2013
Cake Balls
I was very disappointed in the result. I made two batches for Christmas. One with a butter yellow cake, cream cheese frosting and vanilla candy coating dip. The other was a dark chocolate cake mix with coconut pecan frosting (German chocolate frosting) dipped in semi-sweet chocolate. In the end I had a lot of mediocre balls on my hands. Dipping anything is a lot of work. I wished I had made the Oreo Truffles or Buckeyes instead.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2011
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
This is the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I use. I have modified it to my tastes to make it even better. First, reduce the butter by 2 tablespoons, otherwise they spread too much and are a tad greasy. Second, reduce the white sugar to 1/4 cup as they are very sweet and you can cut down the sugar w/o affecting the product. Third, I use white whole wheat flour and I think it improves the taste. Finally, I always chill the dough for at least and hour to get a fat thick cookie, but if you don't have the time, this step is not essential. I love using mini M&M's with this recipe. I will never use another chocolate chip recipe again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2011

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