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Home Town: Fairhope, Alabama, USA
Living In: Daphne, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a pediatrician and business owner. In my free time, I love to experiment with new foods and crafts--basically anything that presents a fun challenge! I have recently taken on canning and cake decorating and now have stacks of jam and jelly on top of my kitchen cabinets :) My husband and I both share a passion for creativity in the kitchen and spend many "date nights" selecting, planning, and executing delectable, gourmet meals. Not only do we enjoy the time spent together, but it sure beats the $100+ tab we could easily run up in our favorite restaurant!
My favorite things to cook
Anything sweet, especially with chocolate! I also like studying and preparing cuisines from other regions of the country and globe. And while I like things that are edgy and unique, I also appreciate getting back to the basics of how things are made (for instance, recently making homemade mayonnaise).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to share recipes and cook with my mother, grandmother, and sister. We all enjoy cooking and love to try new things.
My cooking triumphs
My secret recipe chocolate ice cream and my coffee party punch. I also won a healthy recipe modification contest in medical school and published a cookbook during the same time.
My cooking tragedies
Alas, old-fashioned fudge and the meal my husband calls "creation."
Recipe Reviews 111 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
Good but not better than my own recipe. Decent yield for the time involved.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2011
Lemon Curd Bars
Tasty way to use up lemon curd. Not my favorite lemon bar (because I grew up with my mom's homemade treats), but these are very tasty and will garner compliments.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2011
Pecan Pie V
I am surprised by all of the gleamingly positive reviews of this recipe. I am a southern gal born and bred in the middle of a pecan orchard and this is not a traditional pecan pie. The filling bakes too dry and firm--it isn't soft and runny like a classic pecan pie. And I did not overbake the pie. The top of the pie is foamy and crunchy. While this may be fine if you want a pie or tart made with pecans, don't expect it to satisfy your cravings for the pecan pie like your grandmother made. Look at the photos posted of this recipe and you will see that most of them look dry in the middle. I will definitely return to the recipe that uses corn syrup for the filling.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2011
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