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Home Town: Palmetto, Florida, USA
Living In: Wellington, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I was born and raised in the deep South! I am married, and have 3 children of my own plus 2 beautiful step-daughters. I earn a paycheck at a local Episcopal church during the day, and do what I love in the evening there (for free) which is Marriage and Family Therapy. I hope to have this career change completed in June of 2010 when I graduate with my Masters degree in Psychology!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake- especially breads, cookies, cakes, pies, anything sweet, and anything with chocolate in it!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up living next door to my maternal grandmother. She taught me how to bake. Every year, we would get together two days before Christmas to bake cookies for our family Christmas time. I loved being in the kitchen with her all day, enjoying our creations and just loving on one another! Now, after Thanksgiving dinner, I break out the cook books and my kids select their cookie recipe which I make for them, now with my daughter's help.
My cooking tragedies
My oldest son was born 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. My mother-in-law came to "help" with the baby. (It was much like having Marie around from "Everybody Loves Raymond!) I made a pecan pie the day before Thanksgiving, and set it on the back burner of the stove to cool. My mother-in-law decided to sterilize the baby bottles, and placed a pot on the stove, turned it on and walked away. The next thing we all knew, there was a huge explosion, and the glass pie plate had broken in two pieces and shot out from under the pie. There was my beautiful Pecan Pie, laying on the red-hot eye of the stove, with flames all around it. That was the year of the Flaming Pecan Pie.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Coconut Poke Cake
My daughter made this for my birthday last week. Wow, so very moist and delicious! This is a new family favorite! The alteration we will make next time is using about half the coconut/condensed milk mixture. We baked ours in a bundt pan, and it was too much liquid and we had to toss some of it. We also made our own coconut cream cheese frosting instead of using frozen whipped topping. Just decadent!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2012
Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies
I'm eating these as I type! Very good. I used the Nestle 62% Chocolatier as the grated chocolate, and it cut down on the sweetness. Great texture and flavor in these cookies. They will be gone quickly, I can tell!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2007
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake II
Very good. I have made a similar recipe before, and this is just as good. Lots of yummy fudge sauce on the bottom. Don't make the same mistake I did... I only had an 8" pan, and it overflowed in my oven!

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2007

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