javaflops Profile - (13791506)

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Home Town: West Virginia, USA
Living In: West Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography
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Easy Sugar Cookies
Soft Sugar Cookies IV
Too Much Chocolate Cake
Buttercream Icing
Blueberry Pie
About this Cook
I love to bake. I could bake something new everyday if it wouldn't cause everyone in the house to get huge. I love pies and cheesecakes and anything with a challenge to it, especially when I master it. Life is good, food makes it better :)
My favorite things to cook
I do not enjoy cooking as much as I do baking. I love to bake and try new recipes to see how they will turn out.
My cooking triumphs
Apple Pie, Pumpkin from the actual pumpkin and cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
German Chocolate cake...tasted great but one of the layers fell apart so it became a one layer cake :)
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Christmas Turtles(R) Candies
I had a time with these to the point I just wanted to trash it all, but I didn't. Here's what I did: I melted a bag of Kraft Traditional Caramels with about 2 or 3 tbsp of milk. I filled a big pan with water and heated it and then used a smaller pan to sit in the water to melt the caramels. Like a double boiler. I then added crushed pecans and mixed. I dropped spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet with wax paper. This was a no no because the caramel stuck to the wax. It took FOREVER to peel the stuff off. I did chill it first but it didn't help. After I finally got them off I dipped them in chocolate and stuck them in the refrigerator. I got them out the next morning and they were like chocolate covered bricks!! BUT I let them sit out for maybe ten minutes or so and they were fine. Nice and chewy and easy to bit. All in all I guess it was worth it because they were good but find something better to spoon them out on. Good Luck!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2008
Candy Cane Cookies III
They look very festive but taste horrible. I felt like I was eating a biscuit. I think if you double the peppermint extract that would take care of the problem. 1/2 tsp is not enough at all.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2008
Buckeye Balls II
They are really good!! I covered the whole thing with chocolate and only used 3 cups unsifted sugar. I also used about 10 ounces of chocolate instead of 6. I had to dip half and then put them back in the refrigerator and let them get cold again and then do the other half. Took some time but hey, that's part of it :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2008

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