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Living In: Ohio, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Banana-Peanut Butter Cake
About this Cook
I love finding new recipes, even though I have a lot of tried-and-true ones. Besides cooking, I love music passionately.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts are definitely my favorite thing to make, but I also love making yeast bread
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year on Christmas Eve, my mom cooks up a big pot of her broccoli cheese soup and we enjoy it with a loaf of white bread.
My cooking triumphs
Just recently I had my first experience with homemade fondant and made beautiful pink roses for my mom's birthday cake.
My cooking tragedies
Forgetting to let my raisin bread dough come to room temperature before baking after sitting in the refrigerator overnight. It looked so tantalizing on the outside, but the knife revealed a goopy center of dough on the inside.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Lemon Icebox Pie III
Oh, this was really good, even better than I expected. This is a creamy and versatile go-to no-bake cheesecake recipe that everyone should have on hand. I made my own graham cracker crust and used Neufchatel cheese and fat-free s.c. milk. I also made sure to put in plenty of lemon zest, which not only adds bright flavor but also happy specks of color. Be sure to do a taste test after mixing everything together to see if anything needs added (sugar, more zest, etc.) I'm thinking of trying a vanilla pie next!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2010
Four Cheese Baked Ziti
This recipe is alright, the cheese sauce tends towards the chunky side and is overall bland. To solve the chunkiness, I replaced the base of the cheese sauce with a white sauce recipe from my fav cookbook (basically flour, butter, and milk). I then stirred in a cup each of mozzarella and swiss and 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan, along with the red pepper flakes and basil. Pour over the ziti, and then I top it with about a cup of my fav spaghetti sauce to add more interest to the dish. With these tweaks the ziti is irresistibly creamy and flavorful.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2010
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
I made these with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and about 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree, and they turned out amazing! They are very cake-like and moist, my favorite kind of cookie. I also added 1 oz of cream cheese to the frosting.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2009

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