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Home Town: Potomac, Maryland, USA
Living In: Washington, D.C., USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Banana Coconut Cupcakes
Banana Coconut Cupcakes
About this Cook
Baking is one of my favorite things to do, it's how I treat myself after a long day at work. Right now I'm working on my cooking skills, and hopefully one day it will come natural to me, just like my baking. :-)
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, zucchini Bread, anything with chocolate, pancakes. I recently got a waffle maker so I am in the hunt of a fluffy on the inside/crispy on the outside recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baked ziti. It's my best dish!
My cooking triumphs
I love reading recipes,and the recipe exchange board, and I recently created a dark chocolate glaze for dark chocolate cake II from this site. It turned out so amazing! You need guts to take risks in the kitchen, and sometimes there's a big payoff (especially if you succeed in making something delicious and chocolatey!) Also, I just figured out how reducing adds flavor to sauces.
My cooking tragedies
Not adding enough sugar to banana bread because I was trying to make it "healthier." This was more disappointing than tragic.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
This is a must try for picky eaters- I made this last night for my husband and he said it was THE BEST THING IVE EVER MADE AND WANTS ME TO MAKE IT WEEKLY! I followed the recipe (mostly) but used 1.5 lbs of chicken and only 1 T of taco seasoning. I used Newmans' Own mild salsa. I also added some fresh cilantro and lime at the end. I served it with white rice, green beans and black beans, and topped with avocado. Will probably try it wrapped in tortillas next week!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2013
Chocolate Nut Biscotti
This is a seriously good recipe. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it is seriously crumbly when cutting into it. I used 1 3/4 c oat flour and 1/4 c cocoa powder to make them chocolate-based. the oat flour gives it an old fashioned/homemade taste. My mix-ins were sliced almonds and dark chocolate chips.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2011
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
This is absolutely a 5 Star Rating! This is how cornbread is supposed to taste! No need to look further, this beats every cornbread recipe I have tried. I added 1/2 can of corn and got rave reviews both times I have baked it as a side with chili.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2010
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