stylistmama Profile - (1565645)

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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Bagels I
Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting
my healthy scones
About this Cook
I am a hair stylist, mama of one (so far) and wife. And daughter, sister, and I could go on... I spend my days with my little guy, working on various creative projects that rarely get finished in any sort of timely manner. I love looking for new recipes and dreaming up new menus - cooking is a fairly recent passion I've procured... I am not a detail person, so I throw in a little of this, a little of that... not one to go totally by the book. I am learning this doesn't go well with baking unless you really know what you're doing, so I am ready to explore that realm!
My favorite things to cook
Anything new and fresh... or chocolatey. I am currently obsessed with the recipes on, which means I also need to obsess myself with the gym.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We all divide holiday dishes and make them our own so we have everybody's individual take on traditional foods!
My cooking triumphs
Creating new things in the kitchen and getting rave reviews from my husband.
My cooking tragedies
When I first started cooking seriously a few years ago, I was "toasting" some nuts for a dish and managed to catch them on fire TWICE!
Recipe Reviews 101 reviews
Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf
I liked this, but the rest of my family didn't really. It was a bit on the dry side. I think by throwing in some pureed vegetables you can add even more nutrients and some moisture.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2011
Cinnamon Raisin Bread I
I have made this several times now and it is by far the most successful bread recipe I have tried. I have actually started using it as a basic recipe and just leave out the cinnamon/sugar/raisin combo. I also use 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour. I get so many compliments - it's delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 31, 2010
Coconut Cake IV
I loved this cake! I was happy to find a coconut cake that didn't require a mix! I cut the sugar by 1/3 cup. I made it in two 9" rounds and it made a beautiful layer cake. A couple of things to keep in mind - this cake is dense - but so delicious. Another thing, you really do need to grease your pan(s) well. One of my layers came apart, so I did some restructuring. The pan that I greased really well came out perfectly. I got so many compliments on this cake - thanks for a great recipe!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2009
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