DunnerMeister Profile - Allrecipes.com (13631535)

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Home Town: Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
Living In: Redmond, Washington, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I cook therapeutically and it gives me great joy when others enjoy my cooking or baking.
My favorite things to cook
Grilling is something I do regularly, smoking rarely but with exuberance, but baking is the thing that eludes me on a regular basis.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's potato salad (a closely guarded secret that she's finally confided in me). The thing my y grandma's made for probably 50 years and we call "Blisters" which is hand-flattened fried bread dough that's dipped in sugar, cinnamon sugar or just about anything that you can come up with. Usually sweet, but I'm going to try a savory version sometime.
My cooking triumphs
Cheesecake. I can taste a batter and know if it's going to turn out good or not (and adjust the ingredients appropriately). I don't really like to eat cheesecake that much, but everyone else I associate with does, so I guess I'll keep making them...
My cooking tragedies
I'd say that the closest thing to a tragedy is burning nachos made with Juanita's tortilla chips. I left the broiler on high and torched the top layer of chips (fortunately before I put the cheese on). Wasting Juanita's tortilla chips is a mortal sin in my estimation, so I'm not sure if my food soul is going to Heaven or Hell. :)
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Creamy Eggnog Fudge
Oh, this is a serious keeper. I think I'll be making this at Christmastime from now until I expire. This was simply fantastic and everyone I gifted it to absolutely loved it. It's versatile with doing other flavors (though I haven't tried this yet), it does seem quite plausible that you could use any kind of extract that would lend itself to candy. I actually made it twice and used cashews which were perfect to match the buttery texture of the eggnog. I used grated nutmeg and cinnamon, so I expect I didn't use as much as called for, but because they were freshly grated, I probably didn't need to.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
Irish Cream Truffle Fudge
This is a fantastic fudge recipe. A fudge for grown-ups that is supple in the mouth and delivers amazing Irish Cream flavor. I didn't do the layered approach, I just did it all with nuts and it turned out great! I ran out, so I went back and made it again but without the nuts and it was delicious as well. A+ in my book!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
When I make recipes from online I always try to use the precise ingredients called for because I think it's unfair to rate a recipe based on a modification that you made rather than the actual recipe that is put forth. That said, I was out of milk, but had a pint of buttermilk and half and half, so I used about a quarter cup of half and half and a cup of buttermilk and they turned out terrific. They were light, fluffy and with a bit of tang. They cooked very evenly in a non-stick skillet and were perfect with chunky peanut butter and currant jelly warmed in the microwave for syrup. I downed them with a small glass of half an half (again, it sucks when you run out of milk). Delicious!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2013

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