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Miss Dusty

Miss Dusty
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Living In: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I'm a teacher, so I have summers off - tons of time to start cooking & experimenting!
My favorite things to cook
Sweets.. Meat.. Salads... Fruit... Bread... Whatever strikes the mood!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Schacciatta! It's an Italian bread, also known as Foccacia. When we were in Italy (military brat), my brothers would go to the bakery early in the morning to buy a fresh, steaming hot loaf of Schacciatta - it'd be so hot that they would have to toss the bread (in a paper bag) back & forth from arm to arm!
My cooking triumphs
Anytime my husband says "Wow! That's good" with no critiques or "small" complaints, that's a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
You know that Betty Crocker Bake 'N Fill Cake Pan set? I once tried to make an Angel Food Cake in that. Yeah. BAD Idea. It took a couple of days to clean the oven after that!!!
Recipe Reviews 53 reviews
Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cake
I made this cake as a special request, and i royally messed up when making it. That step about adding the boiling water? Yeah... I wad so busy yakking that I forgot. I ended up with a thick batter, but it was working, so it didn't click until the cupcakes were halfway done baking and I opened the microwave to find the water. Crud. I mixed a little water into the batter I had left, so those cupcakes came out normal and quite perfect and yummy. As for the first 3 dozen... This recipe was so awesome that they were totally salvageable! They had fallen in the middle and overflowed out the sides, and they were more like thick, fudgy brownies. So after they cooled, I flipped each over and cut off the edges. Then, I filled them in with chocolate buttercream icing. No one knew any difference! Yummy! I uploaded a photo of the near-catastrophe; look for the side-by-side with Christmas cupcakes on the right.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2014
Ice Cream Base
This tastes YUMMY. I reduced my sugar to a little less than 3/4 cups, and I added: a little more than 1/4 cup honey, 2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Kids approve!!! I would definitely recommend, while stirring the entire mixture for 5-8 minutes, that you also take a heat-resistant spatula and scrape it along the bottom corners of your pot, to avoid egg-iness.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2014
Potato Chip Cookies VI
Overall, these cookies turned out very nicely. They were soft and chewy and tasted yummy. I added 1/2 tsp. orange flavoring (just because) and 1 cup of dark-chocolate chips (again, just because). Good combinations. After adding the chips and nuts, it became too thick for my mixer to handle, so I had to dig in with my hands. I did not, however, give this recipe a 5. I had 2 issues with this recipe: 1st, the shortening made these greasier than they should have been. I'll try actual butter next time, maybe. 2nd, the recipe states to put the dough on an UNprepared cookie sheet. BAD IDEA!!! I left one cookie sheet UNprepared; I decided to see if it'd make a difference. Thank goodness I sprayed the rest - the cookies on the UNprepared sheet BURNED after 8 minutes!!! I had to throw out about 6 cookies - not even my toddler would eat it (and he tried to eat just the top, but he finally threw it down). The rest of the cookies on that sheet, I had to scrape the bottoms. The rest of the cookies, however, were very yummy. I even dipped half in chocolate (and others in melted vanilla). Love these cookies!!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2014
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