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Home Town: Glens Falls, New York, USA
Living In: Hudson Falls, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
A wife and mom of two who is a self admitting foodie. I do find great satisfaction in cooking and feel that it is a great way to express your creative side.
My favorite things to cook
Any dessert. I will try just about any style of dish once.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big holiday meals, and Italian family dinners.
My cooking triumphs
My six layer chocolate ganache cake!!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list... I am a trial and error learner.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations
This recipe was okay the first time I tried it, exactly by the recipe. A bit dry, though. The next time I took one members suggestion about replacing the shortening entirely with oil, that was much, much better. Added a bit more milk as well. The result was YUMMY!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2007
Blueberry Muffins I
Good blueberry muffins. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and sucanat instead of sugar for a healthier version of a morning classic, and they were yummy. I also had little bits of different frozen berries left, so they were "mixed berry" rather than just blueberry. Any berry substitution will work well here.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2006
Plain Cake Doughnuts
Tasty, though not a doughnut. These were very flat and flaky. I still ate them because they tasted okay, like a crispy funnel cake.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2006

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