TASIKA78 Profile - Allrecipes.com (18093021)

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Home Town: Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, USA
Living In: North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I don't love cooking, but my family has to eat, so I try and make it as fun as possible with finding new recipes every now and then. I have been cooking since I was in my early teens. Since then it seems like I live in the kitchen. I am from the south so all of my cooking before marriage was southern cooking; collard greens, mac & cheese, fried chicken, corn bread, etc. Shortly after marrying I began to grow tired of that type of cuisine, which is when I found allrecipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love dessert; apple pie, peach cobbler,brownies, cookies, etc.!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up I remember my grandmother doing the same as I, in the kitchen, A LOT! We have a big family so holidays were spent together and there we lots and lots of dishes! I learned a lot from not only my mom but grandma taught us so much. Her chicken and dumplings and homemade dressing is what I remember most. These two recipes are still used today within our family and will be passed down for many generations.
My cooking triumphs
For some reason I could not bake to save my life when I first began cooking! But because I love this type of food so much and was very determined I was able to catch on.
My cooking tragedies
While hosting a dinner I ran out of homemade mac & cheese, so I was forced to cook another side dish from the box. That was the worst because I was brought up cooking from scratch. Now I cook a little more than I need because I would rather have too much than not enough!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Funnel Cakes IV
We enjoyed these and the wonderful aroma as they were frying said a lot! I followed the recipe as is except I may have only used between 2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour. I added 2tbsp of vanilla (love the taste of vanilla)! I also used more sugar (about 3/4c total). The extra left over was stored in the refrigerator (used an empty Kraft Ranch Dressing bottle with the small hole on the top. The piece/attachment on the bottle is easy enough to pop off so as to make putting the mix inside the bottle easy and it pops right back on. Quite a bit of mix was left over so stored the extra into the bottle and placed in refrigerator. This mix was made on a Friday and we were still making cakes on Sunday. Great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2014
Easy Sugar Cookies
Great cookies! They are still delicious and chewy two days later. I knew the day before that I wanted to bake these cookies the next say so my butter (unsalted) sat for a full day on counter top. I realized that I'd ran out of baking powder so I used 2 tsps of baking soda and a tsp of fresh lemon juice to make up for those acidic components and they were absolutely out of this world! I did start with rounded tsps of dough but they were too small. So I finished up with 1/2tbsp for each cookie. 1tsp will take 8mins and the 1/2tbsp took no more than 10mins. Enjoy!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2014
Freak'n Good Ribs
I have been in search for a great recipe for ribs for a long time now. No more searching for me because I've found it! I do everything exactly as the recipe calls for, except I mix in a separate bowl seasonings above along with salt and pepper and rub onto the ribs. I then pour Italian dressing all over the ribs and allow the ribs to marinate in the dressing about 2hrs before pouring the juice marinade. I don't add the suggested garlic because there is enough garlic in the dressing. I then allow the ribs to marinate for the recommended time. I haven't used the grill yet so once I bake for above time I remove the ribs from the marinade, placing into another baking pan, adjust oven temp to 350 degrees and bake til done (probably about an hour) and it is throughout this last part of baking that I baste the BBQ sauce. They are still delicious!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2014

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