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Home Town: Winona, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Yelm, Washington, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am 45 yr old working wife and mom to three teenage boys- ages 16, 19 and 22. I have always loved to cook and bake and enjoy entertaining. I have worked as a cake decorator for 27 years in numerous bakeries, chain stores and an ice cream shop decorating ice cream cakes. I love to work outside in my garden and can usually be found there in the summers in my spare time.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake a variety of things- I make alot of cookies because the kids and their friends like them. I like to grill outside and to experiment with different foods on the BBQ. My favorite thing to make is a coconut lime cake that I usually make for my birthday. The added bonus is that no one in the house likes coconut so they leave it alone.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still make all the Christmas cookies that my Mother used to make. I know she is with me in the kitchen in spirit when I am making them.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
No-Knead Artisan Style Bread
I made this exactly like the recipe except to make it into 2 10" baguettes. Just like the breads we make in the bakery, just not the hefty pricetag to go with it. Anyone complaining about the texture is not looking for this type of artisan bread, because it literally was the perfect texture and taste just as it was written. Chewy inside, denser than regular bread, crispy crust. Delicious. Maybe I will try some fresh herbs in it next time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2014
Best Spinach Dip Ever
Delicious. Just like I get at the neighborhood deli

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2014
Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies
This was very tasty icing. I doubled the batch and used 2 1/4 c powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Crusted nicely after frosted cookies sat out a day uncovered. The cookies were very delicious and this is a wonderful tasting icing. Will definatly make again

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2013
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