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Home Town: Toledo, Washington, USA
Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am a working mom, with a German hubby, picky 11 and 3 yr old daughters, and 3 dogs.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook desserts... Especially chocolate based desserts! But I also love to cook family favorites and good old fashioned comfort foods. Currently trying to expand my horizons and try some new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Roasted pumpkin seeds at Halloween, sweet potato casserole, cornbread casserole and coconut cream pie for Thanksgiving, all sorts of wonderful candies like fudge, peanut brittle and toffee at Christmas, etc.
My cooking triumphs
Well, anytime I can get everyone in the family to eat something I feel like it's a triumph... But I'm especially proud of my coconut cream pie with shortbread crust.
My cooking tragedies
Well, which one do I pick? I once roasted a turkey with the plastic giblet bag still inside. I've forgotten the baking powder in my cookies, and have made several batches of jam that never set up.
Recipe Reviews 104 reviews
Foolproof Chocolate Fudge
Best fudge ever. I've done the 'fantasy fudge' on the back of the Marshmallow Creme recipe forever and ever. Never really loved the grainy texture, the sticky knuckles of trying to get the marshmallow out of the jar, stirring for long periods over a hot stove waiting for the right temperature, only to have it sometimes not set up or set way too hard. Not this recipe. Super easy, prepares fast, sets up fast, no question as to whether it will set properly, and it is SO SMOOTH. Versatile too, as you can add any nuts, or even 1/2 a cup of PB for chocolate/pb fudge.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2013
Peanut Butter Heaven
These were good, but I feel that the butter content was too high and the PB content too low. In the future I would probably reduce butter to 1/2 cup and increase the PB to 1 1/4 cup. The flavor of the bars as written were good, but more buttery than peanut buttery. Also, I found 15-20 minutes of baking to be way too short. My bars were not cooked until after 35 min. Not sure why.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2010
Peanut Butter Balls VIII
At first, I was looking at the dough and thinking, "YUCK"! But I rolled them up and put them in the fridge. I used chocolate chips instead of raisins. We took them on a hike, and they were a big hit. The whole batch got eaten and they stayed good for several days. I did process the bran cereal in a food processor until fine, which helped with texture. I will definitely make these again, perhaps subbing some of the milk powder with protein powder.

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 21, 2010
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