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Living In: North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love making and eating any kind of salads: chicken, pasta, vegetable, fruit, and so on. I love making and eating beautiful and delectable desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love almost everything. I'm only picky when it comes to seafood. My husband is a meat and potatoes guy. He's also kind of picky as my oldest daughter is. My youngest daughter is more inclined to try new things. So, this makes me kind of a supressed cook. If I am craving to cook and eat "something foodie", I invite over my mom, sis, grandmother, or mother in law for a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Improving on cake decorating skills, tweaking recipes to my liking.
My cooking tragedies
always happen when I have too much going on with the kids who are 6 and 3. We have a tiny kitchen in our apartment so it's very hard for more than one to cook at a time.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Black Magic Cake
This is definitely a great chocolate cake. Rich and very chocoaltey and super moist. Plus, I can make it on a whim, since I keep all of the ingredients on hand. I've tried it with chocolate and vanilla buttercream icings. I think this cake is screaming for a mousse filling and ganache covering!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2009
Surprise Banana Cake
This is a great recipe. I used one of the suggestions and used 1 t. of baking powder and the cake flour which made this definately a cake consistency rather than a bready one. I mashed each banana and added it one at a time to the sugar and butter mixture to ensure that I was getting the right amount. My bananas were over ripe and I only needed three medium sized ones. I also substituted half of the granulated sugar with brown sugar simply because I love the flavor of brown sugar. I added a teaspoon of rum extract as I do with just about any banana bread recipe. I omitted the nuts. I made a caramel frosting and poured it on top of the cake and then sprinkled the top with chopped nuts while the frosting was still warm and soft. This was awesome! Just what I was looking for!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2009
Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie
I made two of these last week and they disappeared fast! Everyone loved it. I used half coconut milk and half heavy cream. I glazed a good quality frozen store bought pie crust with egg wash and sugar before baking it. It made the crust look great and it kept it's texture without getting soggy. I made sure I had enough heavy cream to make homemade sweetened whipped cream for the topping. I also toasted some coconut for garnish.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2009
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