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texasL


texasL
 
Home Town: Irving, Texas, USA
Living In: Kemp, Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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Spice Cake with Maple Icing
First Attempt at Spice Cake with Maple Icing
About this Cook
Grew up learning 1000 ways to cook hamburger meat, using powdered milk, for good home cooking we went to Great Aunts' houses where they did everything from scratch and used fresh produce and real milk (YUM!). As an adult, I have taught myself how to cook and have assembled a very large collection of cook books and recipes. I like to try recipes the way they are written first, then I experiment based on what I liked or didn't like.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, homemade bread, meat and potatoes for my husband and the boys, veggies, Southern cooking, and native american type dishes (with chili's and seasonings to give a suprising kick)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Special birthday cake for all persons in the family, they get to choose what they want (cake, icing, pie, whatever they desire).
My cooking tragedies
First tragedy... first turkey cooked on Thanksgiving many years ago... I had never cooked one or helped to cook one. How did I know that it was still going to be frozen? I learned the hard way. Most recent... this month to celebrate Dad's birthday, my husband and I spent the entire evening baking and grounding, chopping and stewing... to make special seasonings and spices for the different dishes in the meal that next day. When I was carrying the enchilada's to the table, the dish slipped out of pot holders and onto the carpet. Besides embarrassing, I felt horrible for the amount of effort that laid on the carpet. My husband was stunned for days in disbelief that it happened (after all that we didn't get a bite). Needless to say I am "carrying" shy right now.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Mexican Cornbread Salad
Our family loved it! Great meal on 100 degree days! I used jalepeno ranch dressing and chunky salsa (medium hotness). I make my own cornbread so did not use the package. The cornbread can be made evening before, and throw salad together the next morning. Saved me time! Next time I will use shredded cold chicken instead of the bacon. Like the flexibility of adding avocado, jalepenos, or sour cream if individuals want to their own plates, but we thought it was filling enough without it. Made enough for left-overs the next night. Thanks for sharing! This is going in my favorite recipe box and I have shared with two people so far.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2011
New Duchess Spice Cake with Maple Buttercream Frosting
I am giving "Thumbs Up" for the icing! I ended up using a different spice cake recipe, similar but more buttermilk to flour ratio to ensure it came out moist enough... and I am glad I did that because ended up being just right. It would have been too dry to use any less. This cake was for Dad's birthday, so it needed to be great and couldn't be dry. This was a perfect combination, and this cake was gone quite quickly! My husband still is talking about it, and keeps telling me I need to keep this recipe. Thank you for suggesting such a "hit" with a different flavor combination!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2009
 
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