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Home Town: Orange County, California, USA
Living In: Long Beach, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Crape Creations
About this Cook
God has a way of keeping the universe in balance. He paired me (an excessive compulsive baker) with my wonderful diabetic (type 1) husband. Lets just say I have a lot of very happy coworkers. It isn't as cruel as it sounds I also love healthy food and am slowly but surely working on my Nutrition degree. So even if I bake "bad for you" deserts I try and sneak something healthy in. Favorite substitute apple sauce (unsweetened of coarse) for the butter or oil in a recipe.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, cakes, elaborate or very simple. Nothing puts a smile on someones face like a sweet treat. I also love trying new things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a great cook and a great teacher. As soon as I could hold a spoon and stir that's what I was doing in the kitchen. My mom's favorite meal and one of her best is Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. And we don't have it for just Thanksgiving. Pretty much any family get together or holiday she will make it into a feast!
My cooking triumphs
Every year for my husbands birthday I try and make him a favorite cake, either from his childhood or just one he really likes. Last year he described a layered graham cracker cake his mom made for him when he was young that was very moist and had pudding in it. I found a few receipts and fiddled with them and it turned out just how he remembered it!
My cooking tragedies
Oh dear.. well anything involving a slow cooker. What? You say. How can someone have issues with a slow cooker? Well about every other month or so I get back on my slow cooker horse and I try to figure out why I was scraping charcoal and chicken bones off the bottom of mine the month before. Just to fall once again into the soupy mess of over cooked chicken and shriveled little veggies. But I will not be defeated!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Very very good! My husband loves cottage cheese and I do not! But we both really liked these! I did add some vanilla to the batter. Served with fresh strawberries and pure maple syrup on top. So yummy. Between the two of us we finished he whole batch.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2009
Butterscotch Icebox Cookies
Very good Butterscotch cookies! Just what I was looking for. I did follow others advice and turn the temp down to 375 and the cooking time down to 10 mins and they turned out perfect!

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2009
Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies II
I liked these cookies but the recipe didn't quiet work how I thought a cookie recipe should. Next time I will let the batter completely cool before backing. (I got giant flat cookies with the warm batter). Reduce the amount of butter to about 1/2 cup (they were very oily) and play around with adding on egg and some more flour. Despite their flat greasy texture they were very tasty. I did however add 1 tsp. Vanilla, cinnamon and allspice.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2009

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