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Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening
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About this Cook
I am incapable of exactly following a recipe. Ever. I try, but by the end there are always changes. So I use recipes as a guide or inspiration and take it from there.
My favorite things to cook
It's always fun to bake fresh bread and make homemade pizza!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Friday night is "cake night" in my house! I make a new cake every Friday.
My cooking triumphs
Once I realized yeast dough wasn't scary and yeast bread recipes didn't have to be followed exactly as long as you followed certain principles!
My cooking tragedies
pouring ingredients into measuring cups above my sauce pan! I've spilled huge amounts of salt or other stuff into my food before and ruined everything!!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
I grew up making these with my grandmother! It's Probably the first recipe I ever followed as a kid! They are really good. Also, you can put an unwrapped Hershey's kiss in the middle of the cookie for a twist. The cookies freeze really good too!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2012
Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Good recipe- shows that unconventional combinations can work if you are adventurous! I think it would be great as is, so please don't think my modification are b/c I think the recipe needs changes! I made some adjustments b/c I wasn't going to the store to buy just 2 ingredients! I didn't have any cream cheese so I omitted that ingredient. I would have used it if I had it! If you have it (I didn't), a mexican style crumbly cheese would work good here too. Instead (again, I was working with what I had in stock), I added cooked ground pork (breakfast sausage seasoned) into the sweet potato filling. I know it sounds odd, but it works. I made beans the other day and cooked down the remaining liquid which was flavored with bacon, cilantro, salt, onions, and serrano peppers. I added a few tablespoons of the liquid into the filling to make it more of a savory flavor. (my sweet potato was REALLY sweet). Also, I used verde sauce instead b/c for some reason I had a can of it in the pantry and wanted to use it up. I really recommend frying the tortillas. This keeps the enchiladas from becoming mush. The enchiladas just don't come out the same if you don't. I know it's not low fat, but I would skimp on the cheese instead of skipping the frying to reduce fat content. That's of course just my opinion! For a less sweet enchilada I would recommend using pumpkin in place of the sweet potato and sprinkling pepitas on the top of the finished enchiladas.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2012
Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts
These were fantastic! I used quick rise yeast to cut down a little on rise time. I found that I didn't need to use all the flour. I set the cut dough on parchment paper on a baking stone and left them in a slightly warm oven to rise. They came off the paper easily. I picked them up by hand and dropped them into the oil. I didn't have any problems with them deflating or sticking as others have described. They browned a little too much for me in the beginning, but they tasted perfect. They cook REALLY quickly so don't get distracted while frying them! The butter flavor of the glaze was a big hit. I made some with cinnamon sugar and they were good too, but nothing like the glazed ones. Thanks for an awesome donut recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2012

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