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About this Cook
I love to cook. Love to try new recipes, although I'm a tweeker and a measuring "cheat". I rarely measure per se, I'm more of an "eyeballer" as my mom used to say. A pinch of this and a pinch of that is how I learned in the kitchen, that, and TASTE,TASTE,TASTE. Of course, there was; "if you can smell it, its close to being done" but I've been known to burn my fingers a bit, squeezing a roll or steak to check for doneness,too.
My favorite things to cook
chicken and dumplings (made with refridgerater rolls), baked New York style creamy cheesecakes, the pumpkin bread recipe reviewed, the cinnamon rolls reviewed, calzones, lasagna, and fried rice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big family get-togethers, simply TOO MUCH FOOD, added with MORE FOOD.
My cooking triumphs
The first completely homemade German Chocolate cake with traditional coconut pecan frosting. It was my boyfriends first ever cake made just for him. Added the layer of dark rum syrup as was called for in my recipe and , well , it was fantastic
My cooking tragedies
My first Red Velvet cake. It was just awful. I didnt read the recipe carefully and ended up adding WAY WAY too much red food coloring. It ended up making the cake hard as a brick and more red than one. Just terrible,and an awful expense, as food coloring is rather expensive. Ended up just chucking the whole thing and starting over.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Mulligatawny Soup I
I used extra virgin coconut oil to saute the veggies in and sprinkeld curry as I went. Also, presauteed my chicken cubes in a seperate small skillet with coconut oil and curry. I really like coconut and curry together so I upped the curry in the flour /curry mix and added some as I went, here also, I added 1 small dash of cayenne pepper. After the 1/2 hr broth boil(didn't have broth, so I used 4 seasoned bouilllon cubes and 4C water because of this, I Omitted the salt, pepper and thyme), I threw in a handfull of unsweetened coconut flakes and the other called for ingredients for this point. This really does get better the longer it simmers. Just make sure to keep stirring from the bottom, as the flour will continue to thicken the soup. The curry really kicks in as it cooks. I mixed unsweetened coconut milk with half and half for the cream mix-in and it really added a nice final touch. Very very good recipe as is. You don't really have to do anything to the orig recipe, I just always add my own touches.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2012
Soda Cracker Candy
I had just finished making the JIF buckeyes (peanut butter balls) and had some leftover melted chocolate that I didn't want to waste, so I added more chocolate, remelted it all and after the toffee had baked I just poured and spread the melted chocolate over it and sprinkled with chopped almonds. It turned out great and I think maybe it was easier using already tempered(melted) chocolate. Good recipe tho and nice flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2011
JIF(R) Buckeyes
As my mom always did, I dipped my pb balls to completely cover them using two toothpicks held just slightly apart so the balls wouldn't just "spin" while I dipped them. Placed on waxed paper lined cookie sheets and immediately sprinkled either sweetened coconut(my boyfriend's favorite), colored sprinkles, or chopped walnuts on them. The chocolate starts to set up quickly so sprinkle as soon as each is dipped.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2011

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