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Jul. 29, 2012 9:09 pm 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012 10:07 pm
So the last few days have been the Allrecipe’s  all-star trip to Seattle, and what a wonderful but tiring trip we have had… Day 1   Firstly I began to think I was not ever going to get there.  Its like drama just likes to come on any trip with me.  Firstly this time as it was just a short… MORE
The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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The 2012 ALLSTAR Ambassadors gathering at AR
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Apr. 16, 2012 3:35 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 8:14 pm
Anything you can do I can do butter, I can do anything butter than you…Butter is the first and best of any of the fats, its like a ray of sunshine on our butter knife.  A naked piece of toast is just that, but add a scrape of the golden stuff and its simply whole and complete.   I have spent… MORE
Bread Machine TRADITIONAL Hot Cross Buns
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Irish Pound Cake
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Dark Chocolate ~ Sour cherry Brownies
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Cinnamon toast scones
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Apr. 7, 2012 12:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2012 6:23 pm
I have had a 5 Quart Artisan Kitchen Aid since I have moved to the States and he is the love of my life, together we create such magic together!!  Not sure why, but I decided he needed a name so he got named Mr. Darcy one of my favorite characters from the book Pride and Prejudice.  Then a… MORE
Mr Darcy
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Mr Bingley
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6 Quart KA ~ I need a name!!
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Feb. 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2012 4:56 pm
As part of the February challenge this month I was challenged to make this recipe.  Sounds simple enough, especially as I love to cook.  So what was the problem?http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fiber-one-chocolate-peanut-butter-haystacks/detail.aspx The problem was PEANUT BUTTER, now don’t get me… MORE
Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks
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Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks
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Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks
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Feb. 8, 2012 1:06 am 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2012 8:33 pm
For the Month of February we were issued with a challenge.  “Crete your own recipe using Fiber one original bran cereal as an ingredient.  This recipe can be anything from dessert to entrée, so get your creative juices flowing” Well, of course I am new to the All stars program so challenge… MORE
Valentine's Day Wreath
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Fiber One® Healthy Banana Walnut Bread
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Fiber One® Healthy Banana Walnut Bread
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Fiber One® Healthy Banana Walnut Bread
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Feb. 5, 2012 7:02 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2012 11:07 am
The best dog treat recipes your dog will ever eat, will come from your own kitchen.  So grab your apron, select your favorite recipe and lets start baking!One of the best things about baking your own dog treats is that you know exactly what ingredients are in there.  You can customize the… MORE
Simple Four Ingredient Peanutty Dog Bites
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Sunny Day Sunflower Dog Treats
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Sunny Day Sunflower Dog Treats
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Brie’s Gingerbread Men Dog Biscuits
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Jan. 28, 2012 6:47 pm 
Updated: May 3, 2012 6:35 pm
From as long as I can remember I have always loved cooking with herbs and spices.  A trip to my local spice store is like most kids going to a Candy store.  I am just in spice heaven, the fragrant aroma of all those spices together is so intoxicating.  I have two huge cabinets dedicated to… MORE
Honey and Lavender Cupcakes
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Parsley and Carrot Dog Biscuits
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Brie’s Gingerbread Men Dog Biscuits
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Spruced up Spice Cake
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Nov. 6, 2011 1:08 am 
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011 6:29 am
I just love fall, I love watching the leaves change colour, enjoy seeing the reds, rustics and oranges against a blue sky backdrop.  I love the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet and the smell of the cold coming in.   But more than any of those things, I love fall for PUMPKINS!!! I… MORE
Pumpkinlicious Dog Treat Bites
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Carrot Pumpkin Muffins
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Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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Jun. 21, 2011 6:22 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2011 10:49 am
I am pretty sure you are like me and have many personal recipe’s that are still waiting to get published.  I know between us all we have the most amazing recipes still waiting to be discovered.I love making other AR members personal recipes and have already made a few in the past, but I would… MORE
Apple Streusel Crumb Pie
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Victoria Sponge Cake
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Smores Campfire Cookies
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Baked Mini Lemon Cake Doughnuts
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May 3, 2011 4:49 pm 
Updated: May 10, 2011 1:47 pm
Well hello, thought I would finally pick up my pen so to speak and get back to blogging! I am hoping that a few of my like-minded friends on AR agree with me on this and don’t side with my husband and think I am crazy!! SO last week we finally moved home MORE
Irish Pound Cake
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Irish Pound Cake
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Irish Pound Cake
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Peach Cobbler Dump Cake I
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TheBritishBaker

Home Town
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, U.K.
Living In
Houston, Texas, USA

Member Since
Sep. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
A little about me, I am a wife and Mum of two gorgeous boys aged 18 and 23, and now mummy to two adorable English Cocker Spaniel puppies named Brie and Henri. We have been living in the US now for 5 years. (You will also see me on allrecipes.co.uk - AR's UK site). I guess like most other European’s I don’t eat to live, but live to eat!!! One of my great passions in life is food. Good home cooked, fresh produce. Especially if it is sourced locally. I truly believe that it is so important at the end of the day for a family to sit down and eat a home cooked dinner together. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen now, which always amuses my husband. A few years back we had a small public house and restaurant in the Derbyshire Countryside (England). Never once would I venture in the kitchen. With all those professionals there was certainly no need for an amateur! Should you wish you can contact me at thebritishbaker@mail.com
My favorite things to cook
More than anything I adore baking. Cakes, Cookies (or biscuits as they are known to me) and my latest love is baking bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my earlier memories are sitting at my Grandma’s kitchen table in England, watching her bake. She insisted on having to bake a fresh cake everyday. My Grandad was a big cake fan, and a cake always had to be kept in the pantry just in case a visitor should call. Not that you could move in the pantry for more sugar, flour and butter then any village store. (Just in case food rationing ever came back). Unfortunately my Grandma has recently passed away, but her passion for baking will always live on through me and I hope that in time my baking skill will do her justice.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that actually turns out how it is supposed too!!!
My cooking tragedies
Oh my goodness where do I start, like everyone I have had the usual tragedies, sponge cakes that have sunk in the middle, over cooked pie crusts, bread that has just failed to rise but I can thankfully say with a little patience and practice I am finaly getting better!!!
 
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