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Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Living In: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Queen Amidala Cake
Carrot Cheesecake with Marzipan Carrots
About this Cook
I was born and raised in the Heart of Dixie and am proud to call Atlanta home today. I'm an attorney by day and by night/weekend/holiday, a wife/aspiring chef/interior designer/landscape designer/dog trainer/and devoted football fan (doesn't really matter who's playing though my alma maters -- Auburn and Georgia -- and the ATL Falcons come first in my heart!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that constitutes a Deep South delicacy, huge Thanksgiving spreads, Christmas breakfasts, and dinners for my husband that taste a lot more complicated than they realy were!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
4th of July cookouts at the beach with my dad manning the charcoal grill in 100 degree temperatures for hours on end.
My cooking triumphs
Handling my first Thanksgiving dinner all by myself - three appetizers, the bird, nine sides, two breads, four desserts, three drinks, and one very finicky eater (my now husband, then boyfriend) who decided on that day (or so I believe) that he really could spend the rest of his life with me!!
My cooking tragedies
A potato soup early in our marriage that my husband gallantly tried to choke down so as not to hurt my feelings.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I
Delicious!! Mine didn't come out quite as fluffy as the ones in the picture but I think it's because I took them out too early. Still incredibly delicious!!! Better than any you could buy in the store.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2007
After readings some the other reviews, I thought I'd share a couple of little tips I learned from the pastry chef at Joel's (a five star restaurant in Atlanta) to keep ladyfingers from spreading too much when baking. First make sure you've sifted the flour really well before using. Second, keep an eye on the egg whites and don't over-whip them. Third, GENTLY fold the egg yolks into the whites. Again, don't over whip! Finally, place a cookie cutter on the parchment paper or silpat and pipe the mixture into the cookie cutter until it's about halfway full. Lift the cookie cutter up and move it approximately 1 inch away and repeat. You end up with nice round absorbent ladyfingers that are perfect for tiramisu. Hope this helps!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2007

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