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Living In: Bakersfield, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Music
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Tracy PROUD MK Director!
About this Cook
My name is Tracy and I am a California girl. I engaged to an amazing man and I am 7 weeks pregnant with my second precious baby. Cooking is one of my passions in life and I am so thankful to be able to express myself through the art of cooking and baking.
My favorite things to cook
My specialties are baking cakes and yeast breads. I also enjoy cooking traditional american fare but my real passion lies in ethnic cooking. I love Indian and Thai cuisine and food infused with many spices of the world. Mexican food also wins praise in my kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a child my mother cooked a lot of casseroles and one dish meals which I have taken a liking to. My father has always been an excellent breakfast cook and can cook a chili like no other which I plan to share with allrecipes. I have a Mexican chef in the family so naturally I love Mexican food (authentic only please!)! My cooking has taken a different twist than our traditional family menus!
My cooking triumphs
My cakes, desserts and breads are by far my most requested. In my mind these are a whole different art than those of our traditional 3 meals. Mexican, Greek, traditional american, salads, appetizers... I've been pretty successful at a wide range of ethnic foods in different categories. I'm very meticulous and I aim to please my audience visually, with textures, as well as pleasing their different tastes.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make bread! I tried to use a bread machine to mix my ingredients and the bread machine was missing one of the mixing pieces so my bread did not mix! I was so upset to not succeed at my Greek Cheese and Olive bread. Needless to say, I did not let it stop me. My quest to MASTER the art of yeast breads lives on! =)
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Grandma Johnson's Scones
I made these scones today, they tasted great but they were not exactly what I was looking for. They were very light and fluffy. A little cake-like. I was hoping for a more dense and flaky scone. I followed the directions exactly and I think that this recipe just produces scones are just lighter and fluffier. Like I said they taste excellent, just not exactly what I was expecting or looking for. Also, the dough became hard to work with when it was time to cut and shape them. The dough was very sticky and a little too soft to really be able to cut into them. I read another review on another scone recipe and it said that after you add the wet to the dry ingredients to put the mixture in the freezer for a few minutes to get the butter to solidify a bit before cutting. I will try that next time, although I will probably try it with another recipe as I just want a more dense and flaky scone. Good recipe though.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2009
Fruit Pizza II
This is a GREAT recipe and a crowd pleaser!! 5 Stars!! I did take the advise of previous reviewers and substituted one jar of marshmallow cream for the whipped topping. SOOooooo good!!! The finished product is so beautiful, when you serve it people are very impressed. The glaze makes the fruit perfect, especially for those strawberries or other fruit that may not be as sweet as you want them. Leftovers get a bit soggy but you'll be lucky if you even have any!! =) Will make many times!! Thanks Kay! =)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2009
Greek Salad III
This salad is great! I omitted the garlic and the olives but I know the salad would be great with them too. Greeks do LOVE garlic! =) I didn't use the tomato basil feta, I used plain feta and a LOT OF IT! I think i used about 12 or 14oz of feta! I love feta and I like a lot of it in my Greek salad! Also I didnt crumble my feta, I cut it into about 1/2 in cubes. I like it this way so you can get a nice bite of feta. Great recipe and good for you too!! Thanks Lynn!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2009

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