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Home Town: Freeport, New York, USA
Living In: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of a 13 yr old boy, and wife of 14 yrs. I have an adorable Shih Tzu named Snookie, and 2 horrible cats : ) I started cooking with my grandparents as a small child, and have always loved working in the kitchen. Since most of my family has passed on, I love the memories that making their favorite recipes brings. It feels like they are right here with me.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, and pound cake is my favorite! I enjoy making baked goods for friends and loved ones.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My all time holiday favorites were cooking latkes with my grandfather, and enjoying the beautiful butter spritz cookies my grandparents made. My family is very small now, so I like making these with my 13 yr old son. He generally likes the eating part the best. My German immigrant great grandma always made Velveeta baked spaghetti, as did my grandparents. It's a special holiday treat, and seeing how much my son loves it reminds me of how my brother and I used to gobble it down every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
For Thanksgiving this year I made a spectacular 3D Turkey cake with the Williams-Sonoma Nordicware pan, and joined the halves together with the most divine buttercream. I dusted the cake with powdered sugar. This was extra special for me, as we had my chinese friend's family join us for dinner. This was their first Thanksgiving celebration, and the look on their faces when they saw the bountiful meal and stunning cake really moved me. It is why I love cooking so much. It brings everyone together.
My cooking tragedies
Ugg trying to make a cooked peanut butter frosting that my husband's grandma made. She gave me the recipe, with the wrong temperature. Even though I knew it couldn't possibly be right, I took Granny's word for it, and almost wrecked my Kitchenaid mixer. The frosting turned into cement! She still stood by her recipe though, lol!
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Dutch Babies II
I thought this was easy and delicious. Mine was crispy-edged and puffy all over. These pancakes do go down after a few minutes, it's just the way Dutch Babies are. I agree with others that it is good to warm your eggs by sitting them in a bowl of hot water, and heating the milk slightly. I made this just this morning, and thank goodness no one was home, so I didn't have to share!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2015
Cajun Spice Mix
This was really good! I used it on a boston butt roast. I cut the roast into chunks and seasoned all pieces generously. Then I brown them in butter in a frying pan, and then into the crockpot for pulled pork sandwiches. Delicious!!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2014
German Apple Pancake
I just made this today, and I thought it was awesome! I used a Lodge iron skillet, and the edges were crisp, and the middle was very soft and creamy, like a baked french toast. I grated fresh nutmeg, and would highly recommend that! I did not have a tart apple, so I used another variety. I think a granny smith would have been better, as a nice tart contrast to the sweet apple-goo made by the sugar and spices. This was delicious, and a definite keeper. It looks so impressive at the table!

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Reviewed On: May 17, 2013

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