Amy Profile - (164613)

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Home Town: Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Western, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Self-taught, Food Network/cooking magazine tutored cook and baker, sometimes struggling to get everyone to eat the same thing each evening. NO SHORT-ORDER COOK HERE! Enjoy cooking and baking for guests and twisting recipes to suit my own tastes and needs.
My favorite things to cook
chicken, vegetables, baking cakes
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are a "join and learn" family, both my kids feel empowered to try their hand in the kitchen. We bake dozens of varieties of cookies together and someone always wants a turn to throw in the Kosher salt or grind the pepper "just so". When your kids want to cook dinner and CAN at single-digit ages, things are going well!
My cooking triumphs
Making those eating what I concoct say "Mmmmmm ..." as often as possible.
My cooking tragedies
Anything involving frothy egg white dipping batter.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Spintz Cake
Excellent flavor, and I made this exactly as the recipe states for my first time out. I will switch from oil to butter as the cake fell apart when iced ... the icing and filling are too weighty for the cake to hold itself together. Rave reviews on the flavor, though it looked like an avalanche in progress when I served it! DO NOT change the PB filling ... it tastes just like it should instead of a fakey PB icing. DELICIOUS.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2008
Beer Bread I
I have shared the bread from this recipe, as well as the recipe itself more than a few dozen times already. No one believes it isn't from "you know who". I added only a teaspoon more sugar to the original recipe and use Coors most often. No acid or tangy taste, just a nice, dense loaf with a crisp crust. This is good toasted, too, with jam or just a bit of butter. Versatile and TOTALLY SIMPLE! Never buy a mix for this ... not worth the steep price! ENJOY!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2008
Apple Cake and Butter Sauce
PHENOMENAL cake, and the sauce tops it off excellently. Sauce is like Applebee's Maple Brownie Sundae sauce ... mmmmmmm! Husband and children (ages 6 and 9) loved it. The best compliment? After serving small seconds of the dessert, my son asked, "Can I have thirds?"

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Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2008

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