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Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I am a household administrator to my kids and husband. I enjoy baking and trying new spice combinations in new dishes. I tend to over analyze recipes based on reviews and make changes based on other comments. I love that I can read my own reviews to see what I did to make the recipe work for me.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make spicy foods from around the world. Two of my favorites are Indian curry dishes and different regional Mexican dishes. I like to experiment, but I look up recipes first about 95% of the time. I usually end up using substitutions, especially if I look up recipes by ingredients I want to use that day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am in charge of Easter dinner, so its fun to be in charge of a fancy meal once a year. Once a month we have a big family potluck and I like looking up new side dishes to try. I also like making "bag treats" such as giant cookies or caramel and candy dipped pretzel rods for the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I am usually good at drop cookies, cake mixes and things baked in the oven. I was asked to make a cheesecake for a birthday and suprised myself (and everyone else) with how good it came out.
My cooking tragedies
I can think of at least three blunders off hand. First was a lemon layer cake I tried to make from scratch. It came out awful and I had to use a cake mix instead. The second was cookies I made for my "treat bags". I tried to make some fancy recipe but failed horribly. I used my reliable chocolate chunk cookie recipe as a back up. Third was a breakfast casserole. The first time I made it, it was wonderful. I tried the same recipe about a month later and it was so soggy. I ended up making scrambled eggs and toast. Lessons I have learned- if you are cooking for other people or special occasions, ALWAYS have a back up plan.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
Excellent! I used 1/2 unsalted butter and 1/2 BUTTER flavored shortening. I also only used 3/4 tsp of cream of tarter and 3/4 tsp of baking soda. ( was running low on the COT). I think I made my cookies way bigger than the recipe stated. I used a rounded TBSP scoop so they had to bake 13-14 min to cook them through. (With this recipe, I got 24 cookies, so yeah, double the size cookie) Baked them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. They were the perfect combination of crispy and chewy.

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Reviewed On: May 10, 2014
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
We loved it, but I made some (minor) changes. The way the recipe is, it still would have been a five star rating so I'm rating to reflect it. I followed recipe but used half brown sugar and half white. I used cake flour instead of all purpose. It wasn't specified to use unsalted butter but that's what I used in case anyone might be curious. Also added about a half teaspoon of apple pie spice. I used a 10 inch bundt and it took only 50-55 min ( can't remember exactly but I checked it when my house started to smell wonderful.) Also, I was lazy after doing dishes so I just topped it with powdered sugar instead of the glaze and it was delicious!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2014
Indian Fish Curry
This was really really good!! It really is a spicy dish. I love spicy so I had no problem. My husband thought it was a bit too spicy so I will have to cut down next time for him. I have used Mahi Mahi and tilapia and both work. Usually I serve with Naan bread, jasmine or basmati rice, either white or coconut and some type of veggie, usually peas. I am so happy with this recipe!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2013
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