Shannon Profile - (13188213)

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Living In: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Chicken Cordon Bleu
Cream Puffs
Blackberry Pie W/ Lattice Crust
About this Cook
I am a 12-year-old "chef" who wants to learn all about cooking. I enjoy baking the best, but do the occasional dinner. I try to experiment, but then I end up just making a batch of cookies. I always find myself in the kitchen scrounging for ingredients to experiment, and try out new recipes. I am always in the kitchen looking for some recipe to make that takes the most simple items. I began getting interested in cooking when my mom bought me a cookie book (cookie bookie) a couple months ago. I was fascinated by all the delicious goodies and decided to try some out. I then went on to baking cupcakes then cakes then pies and then soon enough cream puffs.
My favorite things to cook
Baked treats. Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cream puffs, pie et cetera. All those yummy treats!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't really have any cooking traditions. I'm pretty much the only one in my family who's interested in different recipes, and exploring all there is to know about the art of cooking.
My cooking triumphs
Chicken Cordon Bleu, that was very fun to make and delicious! I also made cream puffs, which I thought were pretty gourmet.
My cooking tragedies
If I have a recipe I use more than once, I make sure I know exactly how long to cook it. For instance if the recipes says to cook 15-20 minutes I find out exactly how much time it takes, so I don't risk burning my creation or having to keep checking the oven every second.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Super Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Some of the best tasting homemade cupcakes I've ever made. I read the reviews and came to a conclusion. Instead of instant coffee powder and water I just used leftover coffee. I also used butter instead of shortening, and the cupcakes were fine. I followed the whole recipe (except for the suggested changes) to a "T" and the cupcakes came out perfectly. I will definitely make them again.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2009
Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting
It was a terrific recipe, I used this icing on my tye-dye cupcakes. It was a hit, however I think next time I won't use salt. The vanilla was not too much, it was actually just enough. I probably mixed the whipping cream too much, so it was a little harder to fold in the cream cheese mixture. Overall it was a great recipe and I will use it again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2009
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies I
These cookies were ABSOLUTELY delicious!! I made these for a house of five people, and we ate them all up in just one night. I ended up just buying the whole macadamias and crushed them with a spatula. I also used the white chocolate bars instead of the chips, because the store I went to didn't have the chips available. The cookies had somewhat of a cake-like constistancy, which I didn't mind, but other may not like so much. Overall these cookies were great!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2009
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