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Home Town: New Mexico, USA
Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Never Fail Pie Crust III
About this Cook
I'm just a housewife for the time being and like to cook, and bake new things and make my Mr. try all the new things :) Although I'm still at my young age of 21, I have been cooking and taking many classes since I was about 10.
My favorite things to cook
i like to bake bread and any type of sweets, I have a BIG sweet tooth! Being from New Mexico, I know how to cook many new mexican food dishes like green and red chilie enchiladas, and tortillas with pinto beans etc. but my boyfriend being from Virginia and Alabama isn't too fond of the mexican food dishes, he misses his southern comfort foods, so I'm trying to learn and master all of his favorites!
My favorite family cooking traditions
People often love my chocolate mousse, guacamole, and lasagne
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
I have made these twice, once a healthy version with whole wheat flour, apple sauce instead of oil, and 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites. DELICIOUS and then I also substituted fat free sour cream for water. If you make these the healthy version and make them into muffins rather than loaves, they come out to being 130 calories per muffin. However, I also made it the unhealthy way and I must say they taste a lot better, but they are still awesome as a healthier version :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2011
Never Fail Pie Crust III
This is a great easy pie crust recipe! Its not quite as good as one with eggs and vinegar, but it is very flaky and really does melt in your mouth! I didn't refridgerate mine, instead I put it in the freezer for about 3 hours. I also added a teaspoon of white sugar. Make sure your shortening is chilled, it makes things much easier!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2008
Buttercream Icing
This was really good, I made it for my Mom's birthday cake. It was AMAZING!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2008

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