LadyoftheIvy Profile - (18024631)


Home Town: Virginia, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything that involves baking - I love baking! I also love finding new, interesting meals for my family that aren't too complicated to make on a weeknight.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies during the holidays, my grandmother's rolls, and various other recipes from both of my grandmothers.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Irish Cream Brownies
Very good, and very easy! I made two pans, one with Irish cream as the recipe calls for, and one with Amarula, and both turned out very well. I followed the recipe as listed, other than just mixing all the ingredients for the frosting together at once, rather than cooking the milk, liqueur, and coffee together in advance. The frosting itself turned out quite tasty, and would be a frosting that would also be quite good on other items. I also had no toffee bits or Heath bars to use, so I just melted some chocolate and decorated the top of both pans with the melted chocolate. I would most definitely make these again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2012
Cherry Bliss Brownies
These are quite good, and extremely easy to make. I gave it four stars because I couldn't take away just a half star, and even though they're good, they do taste much like they were made with canned pie filling, which they obviously are. Now, that being said, these are better (and less canned pie filling flavored) the day after they are made - it gives the flavors more time to blend together and they're just better tasting. The brownies also get fudgier at that point as well. The entire family enjoyed these, and I will definitely make them again at some point. Next time I'll just make them the day before I want to serve them to give the flavors time to meld.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2011
Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars
These are tasty, but don't expect them to transport well out of the pan. Based on previous reviews, I added 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the crust and made them in a 9x9 pan. I also cut the dry ingredients together with the butter (based on trufflebun's review) before adding those additions, which worked quite well for the crust. They came out pretty well that way, but they must be incredibly thin in the original 9x13 pan called for, given that I wouldn't call them desperately thick in a 9x9 pan. You ultimately end up with a tasty soft and gooey (from the jam) bar that would be best served warmed up with ice cream, in my opinion. More like some cobblers I've made as opposed to bars, given that we couldn't easily pick them up and eat them with our hands. (However, still more bar-like than an actual cobbler.) So while these are definitely tasty and were enjoyed by my kids, they don't work well as a snack to take places as I was hoping. I'll be trying other recipes for something along those lines.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2011

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