BakingWithLuv Profile - (18008303)


Home Town: Se Part Of The State, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Southeast Part Of State, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have a husband, two grown children and five grandchildren that I love to cook for and spend time with. I am a retired teacher and spend many of my days cooking and baking for my family and my church congregation.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy baking bread, yeast bread and rolls, whole grain breads and rolls, sweet breads and quick breads as well as cakes, cookies, and pies. My favorite is All Recipe's "Clone of a Cinnabon" because it's always an instant hit with anyone trying it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love being with my extended family at Thanksgiving because that's the only time of the year when all of us are together in one place at the same time. On Thanksgiving Eve I cook a meal that could be Mexican, Italian, or whatever we decide on. Then the next day we have the traditional dishes served for Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Finally learning to make a tender, flakey pie crust was a major "halleluja" in my cooking journey. I love putting a sweet or savory pie on the table for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, I definitely suffered a "tragedy" just recently when I baked a tiramisu cake. I put the 3 layers together with filling between the layers. I left the cake and when I returned to frost the cake, the layers had slid off in different directions and were cracked in several places. I "patched" it together, even took it on to the church potluck where I took some good natured ribbing. (It tasted great!)
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Italian Herb Bread I
I enjoyed the bread--It wasn't the very best I've tried but it was very good sliced, toasted with butter and cheese. You don't have to add any seasonings to the butter and cheese since they are already in the bread.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2009
Apricot Brandy Pound Cake I
This pound cake tastes fantastic! And Ive never been a fan of pound cake before. The reason I tried this recipe is because I wanted to use my new pumpkin shaped bundt pans and Ive tried other types of cakes from ooey gooey to light and airy but the pound cake kept its shape and was very attractive after I decorated the top with fondant. Then I was really really pleasantly surprised at how flavorful and moist it was. The only thing I did different was putting some food coloring in the cake batter to make it pumpkin colored. Thanks for the recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2009
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