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RAINEYDAYGIRL


RAINEYDAYGIRL
 
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Member Since: Jul. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom and I have a wonderful little girl. She was 4 years old when I first started using this site and now she's 9. I volunteer at her school, am involved in a Bible study and love to cook!
My favorite things to cook
I am a Mexican food junkie! I have perfected my taco meat recipe over many years and my friend says no one's taco's are as good as mine. I make my own hot sauce, too, which gives me hiccups with one bite, but it is so tasty and good. I also enjoy making Italian food and I have an out-of-this-world lasagne recipe that I've perfected over the years. My dad says mine is better than our local Italian restaurant, which boasts that it serves the best lasagne. I always strive to do my best for my family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to make my dad's Christmas Eve Chili, which we have eaten on Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. Learning to make the chili taste as good as his was a happy day for me. Now I can carry on this tradition and pass it down to my daughter. We also make home made ice cream every 4th of July and I finally found the most awesome recipe and that's been our base ice cream for years now. We love making home made ice cream. Nothing compares to it and we have the old fashioned kind where we crank it until it's done. It's the best!
My cooking triumphs
I finally made a wonderful Prime Rib Roast for Christmas this year! I've tried doing them in the past and they never turned out very good. I'm happy to say that I finally made a worth while Prime Rib the whole family loved!
My cooking tragedies
I've had many cooking tragedies throughout the years, but that's what makes a good cook. You learn from your mistakes. I remember making a cake one year for my mom's birthday that had caramel in the bottom of the pan. The smoke alarm went off and I came into the kitchen to find smoke pouring out of the oven. I've made pork chops that were tough as leather, biscuits that could have been used as hockey pucks and cakes that came out painfully dry. But I never let it stop me from trying again. I enjoy cooking and half the fun is discovering something new that your whole family loves.
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting
Wow! I am IN LOVE! Since I am a peanut butter freak and love all things peanut butter, I went in search of a peanut butter frosting recipe to frost my delicious Texas Sheath Cake I was going to bake. I didn't want an icing kind of thing, I wanted a nice fluffy, totally peanut butter tasting frosting and I am so glad I found this! I looked at several different recipes before deciding this one looked more to my liking. I am not a fan of sickening sweet frosting and usually no matter what recipe I use, I never put in the full amount of powdered sugar. Even with this recipe, I didn't use the full amount. But here's the kicker. I only had Laura Scudder's Natural Peanut Butter, the kind you have to stir because it separates. Not caring if it came out more dense, I went ahead and used it and my frosting came out fluffy and delicious! I'm wondering if the people who complained about the frosting being greasy only mixed the ingredients together. I used my old hand held beaters and put it on high and whipped the heck out of. As soon as I poured the cream into it (I used cream instead of milk), it started to look more fluffy. I rough guessed at the amount of cream I put in and then started adding the powdered sugar. It just beat up so nicely and as soon as it was sweet enough for me, I stopped whipping it and frosted my cake. I thoroughly enjoyed licking off the beaters and cleaning out the remnants of the bowl. Addicting, delicious and I'll be making this forever more.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2014
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
Since I had split pea soup going in the crock pot for dinner tonight, I was thinking about how good cornbread bread would be with it, so as soon as I got home from work, I searched for a moist cornbread recipe and found this one. Didn't have any buttermilk, so I used half sour cream & half milk. I also cut the sugar down a little and added hunks of cheese to it. I loved it! Good recipe! I do not care for dry cornbread and this was nice & moist. Thanks, Bethany!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2014
Great Pumpkin Dessert
I read some of the suggestions shared for this recipe, so I added a full cup of butter, and like some others had done, I cut the butter into the cake mix instead of melting it. I also added cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ground ginger and cloves to the cake mix. The house smelled absolutely heavenly while baking and really brought the Autumn season to life. It is delicious and my whole family keeps digging a spoon into it every time they pass through the kitchen. I am going to have to put it out of sight to keep them out of it. Thanks for the recipe, Nancy!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2013
 
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