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Home Town: Visalia, California, USA
Living In: Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I love the Lord, my husband, my children and my home.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for groups... I love to experiment with gourmet type cooking. I love food that taste good! I enjoy baking...especially at holiday time. I love to make food for entertaining, like dips, etc... I love food that taste good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade cinnamon rolls (like cinnabon!)for special occasions. "Make ahead breakfast" for Christmas morning. Dips and snacks for Christmas Eve and other special events. My family's famous Cheesebread...always with Spaghetti! Sweet Potato Casserole (another family recipe!)...EVERY THANKSGIVING(Canadian and American)and for Christmas Dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo, Homemade Pizza (dough and sauce, unless I can find pre-made dough really cheap), Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
My cooking tragedies
Just ask my husband... lol.. I can cook a lot of things well. The only thing I seem to always burn or overcook is GRILLED CHEESE!!!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Grandma's Fudge Sauce
Great recipe! This is what I did different: Used only 2 1/2 cups sugar, and only about 3/4 the can of evap. milk. Also I alternated adding the sugar and milk into the pan, it kept the thickness more even. Thanks for the recipe!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2012
Sugar Cookies VI
Great recipe! Always watch how much flour you are using. Always use a little less first, then you can add more if you need to. I used 2 1/4 cups flour and didn't need any more than that. I also used only 1 tsp. vanilla then 1/2 tsp almond extract, which always adds a nice flavor. Oh, and I used 1 1/4 white sugar instead of using brown. Didn't have any problems with sticking when I used my stoneware.. only with my regular cookie sheet. They turned out great for Valentine's Day!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2011
Whipped Shortbread Cookies
These turned out perfect... I followed the recipe closely for the butter and flour but added maybe a tbsp. more sugar. I only whipped for 5-6 min. total and they still came out fine. I was looking for a basic but easy shortbread cookie recipe and this is definitely it!! Alterations: I omitted the cherries, added "smaller than chopped" walnuts and pecans and dipped them in confectioners sugar while still warm. Yum! And they do melt in your mouth. You could also omit nuts and coating with conf. sugar at the end and instead ice with butter icing (like "melting moments") or dip half in chocolate... I will try both of these at a later date... Thanks for the recipe!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2010

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