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Home Town: Traverse City, Michigan, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Mexican and Italian dishes
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas morning breakfast and Christmas cookies!
My cooking tragedies
Sliceable gravy! Yes, gravy that you could slice! Newlywed, making dinner for best friends ... not sure how cornstarch works so I used "extra", wanted to be sure my gravy was thick enough! Well, it was! We still laugh about this 32 years later.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Very tasty! I've been making my mom's oatmeal raisin cookies for 30 years and decided to try something new. Loved them, the only changes I made were to use dried cherries (we live in Northern Michigan - cherry country) and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans - they didn't last long! Will definitely make them again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2008
Candy Cane Cookies II
I also omitted the almond and replaced it with peppermint extract ... much better flavor. They are very time consuming and I was getting tired so I just made mine into 3" "peppermint sticks". They look very cute this way, much less fragile. I took white chocolate, melted it and just drizzled a bit across the candy canes and then sprinkled them with the crushed candy canes - very delicious, but too time consuming at the last minute!

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2007
Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Cookies
I'm baking these right now and know that I have a winning new Christmas cookie! They are delicious and very easy to make. I did make a few changes to the recipe: lowered the oven temp to 350 degrees, I had no candy bars so I used mini chocolate chips and I added a few drops of red food coloring. Also, somebody mentioned that they used wax paper, I think parchment paper will work better ... they didn't stick at all. I think when I put them out for company (if there are any left by Christmas Eve!) I'll dust them with powdered sugar. Thanks for a great recipe Loren!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2004

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