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Living In: North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Biking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a wife and mom of 2, have been cooking since I was 16, love to try new recipes, new restaurants, any new tastes and flavors! I'm a cake decorator, avid reader, beach lover, and motorcycle rider!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are anything Mexican, I also love soups and stews and anything with chicken! I love to experiment with new recipes and ingredients too! (Plus I'm lucky enough to have a dear hubby who will try anything new!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was always the one who 'made fun of' green bean casserole at the holidays, then one Christmas about 3 years ago, I made it just for fun....turns out now that's what everyone wants me to bring! Oh, that and my peanut butter pie!
My cooking triumphs
Many years ago, my mother had taken cake decorating classes, and she taught me and my sister as she went along......years passed and I got out of it, but have just recently begun decorating cakes again; and I forgot how much I LOVE it! My fantasy in life would be to have a bakery where I could just make cakes for birthdays and weddings etc.....and cookies and cupcakes all day long!!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
I almost caught my kitchen on fire one time.......let's just say it had to do with french fries and hot oil.......'nuff said????? (I BAKE french fries now!)
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Orange Slice Cake I
I had never even HEARD of orange slice cake before, and a girl I work with wanted to know if I would make her one......(I made decorated cakes as a hobby/2nd job) I tried this recipe, and it is AWESOME!!!!!!! It smelled so good when it came out of the oven, my husband made me make a 2nd one just for us!!!!! It's so moist and delicious, it's almost like a fruit cake without all that nasty fruit!!!! Try this one, you will definitely love it!!!!!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2009
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
I can't praise this recipe enough!! I must say that I have made this ice cream 4 or 5 times during the summer for the last 2 years, and everyone goes CRAZY for it!!!! It is very sweet and creamy and everyone says it is the BEST butter pecan ice cream they have ever tasted.....every time we have an 'ice cream social' people plead for me to make this!!!! Try it, you will LOVE it!!!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2008

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