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Home Town: Elgin, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I really enjoy cooking, baking, and trying new recipes. I love the all recipes website as it's great for always finding a good recipe when I need one. I have many, many nice cook books and prefer the ones with lots of pictures. But, I love reading all of the reviewers comments and suggestions. They are sometimes better than a picture.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and grew up in a home with extended family where both my grandmother and mother did a lot of baking from scratch and lots of time consuming cooking. My grandmother made huge loaves of bread without any kind of bread machine. It is truly an art. I follow her recipes and can make bread with the assistance of a Kitchen Aid Mixer.
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
One Egg Lemon Pound Cake
I agree with many others that the preparation for this cake batter is a little odd. But, I followed the directions carefully and am delighted with the result. I used a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour and sugar mixture until the texture was like coarse crumbs. I did not have any lemon extract. I added the zest from one lemon to the dry ingredients. And I used another reviewer's suggestion of adding two Tablespoons of Limoncello to the wet ingredients. I baked my poundcake in a decorative, small bundt pan. It produced an adorable, tender cake that looked like it came straight from the bakery. I will keep this recipe handy for whenever I need a quick cake and don't have time to soften the butter. I love the recipe and thank Kimberely for sharing it. It was so easy to prepare. My baking time was about 50 minutes.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2014
Simple Macaroni and Cheese
I was starving and discovered that I had just enough milk, cheddar cheese, butter, and elbow macaroni at home. So, I thought I should be able to make a quick mac and cheese. I found this recipe and was delighted that it was so easy and I thought the result was great. It hit the spot!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2014
Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes
I enjoyed the pancake. I would call this a hearty pancake. It does puff up very high in the pan. I thought the batter was too thick so I added a little more milk so that it would be pourable. Using a 1/4 cup measure produces a pancake with a 5 inch diameter. The flavor is good. I used fresh blueberries because that's what I had at home. I just sprinkled a few onto each pancake as they cooked. I would make this recipe again. It's certainly way better than any packaged mixes. And of course, you won't miss the chemicals and preservatives. Fresh and homemade is always best.

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Reviewed On: May 26, 2014
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