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gardenartist


gardenartist
 
Home Town: Danville, Indiana, USA
Living In: Greenwood, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to bake! I am pretty good with sweets. My specialty is cake decorating, cookies,pies(great grandmother's approval), and some candies.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook with beef or vegetables. I am not a chicken person, because I am allergic but I cook it for others. I like to make lasagna,homemade potpies,dumplings,and veggie pizzas. I like to try anything new.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always cook on the holidays. I always cook: Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, and New Year's dinners. I like to cook for company. I always make all of the Christmas cookies and candy for my family and friends. I also make any kind of cakes for my family and friends...even wedding cakes. I like to make special occasions more enjoyable and memorable.
My cooking triumphs
I just learned to can!! I looked and looked for a dilly beans recipe and I finally found one. I was so proud and excited to share my new-found ability and to eat those dilly green beans! I found a jar at the store and they were $8 a jar. Yikes! Out of desperation, I bought a jar and savored every bite. Now I can make my own...and cheaper!
My cooking tragedies
My first cake was my biggest flop. I was 9 years old. I was making a vanilla cake with chocolate frosting for my great grandmother's birthday. It looked real pretty. My grandma thought it looked sparkly before I frosted it. I knew it looked too sparkly...I put a TABLESPOON of salt instead of a TEASPOON!!! uuugggghhhhh!!!! Hey, but it did look pretty! :)
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
Very moist and didn't fall apart. I slice it thin and put cream cheese on it. It is great for a quick breakfast!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2014
Self-Rising Flour
It worked very well. I am a bit messy mixing, but I am messy when I mix. I didn't have time to go to the store and it saved me time. Thanks!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2014
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
I didn't have any zucchini so I put in apples. It was very moist and it didn't last long!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2014
 
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