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Home Town: Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
The secrets now out that I can bake and cook. Now I am interested in recipes that I can smoke or grill and am excited to try different things.
My favorite things to cook work they tell me to quit and start a bakery (I am a financial consultant)...not sure if they love my baking or they just don't want to work with me ;-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies! My family used to bake all together when we were kids and as we got older I would help my mom with her baking. She would literally bake thousands of cookies to give away. I started my own tradition this year baking cookies for all my friends.
My cooking triumphs
I guess it would be the dark chocolate cake with cream cheese filling and dark chocolate frosting I made for father's day. I was told by my dad that if I didn't bring it for his birthday two weeks later I would be disowned.
My cooking tragedies
FUBAR cake ;) in college. Every year my mom makes me a chocolate layered Christmas tree cake (my birthday is during the week of Christmas). My first year at the U of M and it was my golden birthday during finals week so my roommate and I decided we were going to make it for my party. Sadly the cake wouldn't come out of the pan :(. To this day I seemed to have a hit and miss record with layer cakes and can't figure out why.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Dark Chocolate Cake I
I would give this as many stars as humanly possible. I made this cake for my dad and family for father's day. I made it in a heart shaped pan with "Cream Cheese Frosting II" in between the layers and "Rich Chocolate Frosting" for the outside frosting (altered to make less). I used Hersey's Special Dark Chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder for the cocoa powder in both the cake and chocolate frosting. I was told it was better than the Factory Mud Pie at the Cheesecake Factory and that if I didn't bring it for his birthday in two weeks I would be disowned. Thanks it was an awesome cake!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2009
Easy Pumpkin Muffins
This recipes is awesome and very versatile. I have used the spice cake mix with the pumpkin to make the muffins, a bundt cake, and cookies. I used two bundt cakes put together to make it into a pumpkin with cream cheese frosting for Halloween. I also made cookies and added cinnamon chips. Today I made the muffins for tomorrow at work with cinnamon chips and frosted them with cream cheese frosting.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2009
Microwave Popcorn
About fifteen minutes ago I almost burnt down my house making this recipe. I don't recommend it.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2008

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