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Home Town: Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I cook to eat good food, but don't necessarily like to cook.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that are made by other businesses and that I get tired of paying for like favorite restaurant dishes, candies, gourmet cupcakes etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm originally from Louisiana and know how to cook Cajun food. Gumbo would be a family tradition
My cooking triumphs
When I figured out that I didn't have to follow a recipe to a "T". I started adding my own touches or even combining elements of several different recipes of the same dish to make it my own. I also no longer measure unless I am making a recipe for the first time, but I usually end up adding a little more of this or a little less of that to suit my own taste.
My cooking tragedies
Not paying attention to the measurements listed on a recipe. After gaining experience you know if a cupcake recipe calls for a tablespoon of salt then something is wrong.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Whipped Cream Frosting
Absolutely delicious. A perfect frosting for the Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes by OVIEDOGIRL. To further compliment the cupcakes, I did add a splash of vanilla and pumpkin spice to the heavy whipping cream. With the exception of the two additions. I made the recipe exactly as written and it was perfect. I refrigerated the leftover frosting and its structure has remained if not improved. Well done, Tom Parker!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2011
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
I made the recipe exactly as written. It was out of this world! My son says it rivals the vanilla bean gourmet cupcakes in town. So light and so fluffy. I recommend not putting a sugar sweet frosting on this cupcake. It would do it an injustice. I used Whipped Cream Frosting (that includes sweetened cream cheese as an ingredient) by Tom Parker I added vanilla extract to the heaving whipping cream and some pumpkin spice. This light and creamy Whipped Cream frosting complimented (not competed with) this delectable cupcake. Bravo, OVIEDOGIRL!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2011

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