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Ralyne L.

Ralyne L.
Home Town: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Living In: Norwalk, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Music
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About this Cook
Married for over 30 years. Mother to one daughter and four grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts of course! New recipes that actually taste wonderful and look the way they are supposed to.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to create memories and start new traditions with my family. Some of our family traditions include Spaghetti dinner every Christmas Eve, an annual trip to the snow for 4-5 days in December. This year we started a new one we call,"Chicken Gravy", which is actually Peanut Butter Fudge. When I was cooking the fudge, my grandchildren came in and asked what I was cooking? Not wanting them to dig their fingers in it while it set, I said "Chicken Gravy". Their comment later: "This is good Chicken Gravy Grandma!"
My cooking triumphs
After being married for over 30 years, my best triumph is finally learning how to cooking just enough so we don't have more than the next day's lunch as leftovers.
My cooking tragedies
One year when making my mother's Almond Roca, I totally forgot about the requirement that it be made on bright sunny day. After the toffee separated in the pan and I had to throw it out, I looked outside and realized that it was foggy and damp. Note: Always check the weather!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies
This recipe was TERRIFIC!! It was easy to handle and the cutouts puffed out nicely. I made a two batches not truly trusting that this recipe would make 72 cookies for a cookie exchange. To my amazement it made 75. My only changes to the recipe is I used real butter instead of lard. The baked cookies were a perfect combination of outer firmness and melt in your mouth softness. When decorating the second batch, I used a scalloped circle cutter and dipped half in melted chocolate and sprinkled chopped walnuts on the chocolate. Very elegant looking and easy to make. I received rave reviews from choir members and co-workers where the cookies was shared.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2009

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