SSTRAWDER Profile - (1520463)

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Home Town: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Living In: Naperville, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography
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Cake balls
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love baking... When I am not working, I spend hours in the kitchen, especially in the months of November and December. While my husband is eager for me to try new things, I tend to steer towards comfort foods and old family favorites. I also like reproducing restaurant favorites and giving them my own touch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Christmas, my great grandmother always made Kolaches. Since her passing, it was difficult to get someone else to take on the yearly tradition. After missing them at the breakfast table, I decided to take on the tradition. Although mine are much larger than Grandma's, they are every bit as good as I remembered as a child. My family members rave about them and are thrilled that I have revived a delicious tradition.
My cooking tragedies
When making beef stew and chili for a large church gathering, I plugged two large slow cookers in to the same outlet to let the soups cook overnight. Being efficient, I also decided to run the dishwasher, also on the same wall. Needless to say, the breaker blew and the soup that was supposed to be cooking all night was ruined when I woke in the morning. I had to run to the store and buy new ingredients and start the process from scratch in time for our after-church fundraising meal.
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Three Meat Cannelloni Bake

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012
Teena's Overnight Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
These were tasty biscuits! I substituted half of the shortening with butter, but kept everything else the same. I also just cut mine into squares with a pizza cutter. They rise super high this way! Delicious!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2011
Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are heavenly, especially warm!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2011
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