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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 45 reviews
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
Healthier Soft Oatmeal Cookies
I made these as directed in the recipe (except for the fork trick...). The cookies turned out YUMMY!!! Soft and chewy, and I feel like I can eat them without feeling as bad lol I drizzled some chocolate on some of these, and melted vanilla on a few others. It turned out quite nicely!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2014
Irresistible Irish Soda Bread
YUMMY RECIPE!!! My entire family approved (from the hubby, to the pre-teen, to the elementary kid, to the toddler!) I made this recipe as-is except for one thing. I didn't have any buttermilk. Normally, I would simply make my own (mix in 2 tablespoons to 2 cups of milk and let it sit for a few minutes until it begins to sour). This time, however, I had sour cream. I'd read that you can replace buttermilk with 3 parts yogurt and 1 part milk. So I used sour cream instead of the yogurt. Basically, I used 1-1/2 cups sour cream and 1/2 cup milk. The bread baked with the creamiest texture I've had from a bread in a long time. It was absolutely delicious!!!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2014
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