Carolyn Profile - (13834781)

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Living In: Miami Lakes, Florida, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I live with my wonderful husband in Miami Lakes, FL. When I have time from working, I love to make good food. I want to learn to be a great cook and hopefully pass on some good receipes to my future children. My passion and love is baking. I bakes cookies, cakes, pies.....etc. I love it and love sharing my goodies with friends and family. My family loves to eat so I want to learn to make an awesome meal for them one day.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. I love making cookies, cakes and cupcakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Peruvian. Growing up I learned from my mom, aunt and grandmother. I remember baking a cake with my mom and making cookies with my aunt. My grandmother's beef stew and chicken with rice will always stay with me.
My cooking triumphs
I bake and make yummy sweets and treats for friends and family. I have a good collection of recipes that I love and cherish! Having people ask me to bake for parties is a big triumph!
My cooking tragedies
OMG...I used when it called for real butter. What a disaster~!!!! And then I made Cupcakes with Splenda...DOUBLE DISASTER! I learned, if I am gonna bake...just stick to using the real stuff!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Orange Cake
The cake was awesome. I used Orange Zest and Orange Extract since many said that the cake didn't taste as Orange as they wanted. The cake was really moist and it tasted very good. A good cake to have with tea or coffee. YUM!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2011
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Okay so the trick with this cookie was refrigerating the dough for like 30 mins. The first time I made it, it puffed up and was like a cakey mess. I put them in the refrigerator and then tried it again and they came out awesome. Also I think you have to roll them fairly thin too. It was good. The flavor was ok. I would've preferred something more tastier. New time I will add lemon zest or orange other pointed out.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2011
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
OMG...What a great cookie! I am only sorry I didn't make more. These were sooooo good. Make sure you use Almond Extract. I like other's used other types of jams. I used Apricot, Orange, Strawberry and Raspberry. Raspberry was my favorite. These were sooo good! OMG, and I thought they were going to be horrible since some people here said that the jam went all over. Nope for me it was perfect. I used the back of a teaspoon to make the thumbprint and I added the jam and baked. They smelled so good too! I will certainly be making these again for any occasion. I got RAVE reviews. In time they get soft and just even better. This is the perfect tea time cookie!!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2011
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