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Shelly Taylor-Giegler

Shelly Taylor-Giegler
Home Town: South, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Southern, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm a transplant, from South Mississippi all the way to Southern Oregon. I'm wife to a wonderful firefighter and Mama to two awesome kids. I like to cook, but I'm easily bored, so I rarely make things over and over again. Baking is my specialty!
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate Decadence Pie, sweets of all kinds, southern fried chicken, taco salad (easy and quick for the hubby's late nights at the fire department!), breads, and stir fry.
My cooking triumphs
I'm a baker at heart. I've sold baked goods to support myself in the past. The Sweet Potato Casserole from right here was SO GOOD, I now have to make it at all family holiday dinners. The best thing I ever got from my mother-in-law (other than my hubby!) was her dressing recipe. I bake the bread for it, no stuffing mix for me!
My cooking tragedies
I can't get my oven level here! I'm tired of everything coming out lop-sided! lol EDIT: Since moving to a brand new, beautiful apartment, my only cooking tragedy is lack of space!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Brownie Batter + Cupcake = The SECOND BEST Cupcake. Ever
These turned out great and didn't need any frosting. I made frosting from the Hershey's cocoa box but I thought it was too sweet when combined with these sweet treats. I only changed one part of the recipe. I baked just the brownie part of the cupcake for five minutes before topping with the cake batter and baking for 20 minutes. Everything was baked but not over-baked. I will make these again and again and again!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2012
Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is the only chip cookie recipe that I will be using from now on. They were SOOO good. I made the cake flour by removing 2 TBSP of the flour in that one cup and replacing it with cornstarch, then sifting several times. When I used milk chocolate chips, I reduced the sugars to 1 cup each, but the semi-sweet got 1 1/4 cups each. I used 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter and peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips in one batch and in a different batch, I used butterscotch chips and 1 tsp cinnamon. I could do no wrong with these cookies. I gave out cookie plates to all my neighbors and they raved over them. The ones I made for my family were gone long before they had a chance to go stale. One neighbor's comment: "These are DUNKIN' COOKIES!" Great recipe!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2012
King Cake in a Bread Machine
First of all, what a GREAT idea! King cake in a bread machine...super easy! I made mine for Samhain, so I did traditional fall colors instead. I also filled mine with apple pie filling. I gave the recipe four stars in spite of a problem, because I didn't follow the recipe exactly and possibly caused the problem I had with it. It was horribly under-baked. The outside looked nice and golden brown but the inside was doughy. I will definitely try this again, baking it at a lower temperature and for longer. I will also come back and give this recipe five stars if it turns out well the next time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2011

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