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Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Photography, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a 30 something mother to 4 girls. I am a stay at home mom that never stays at home. I teach fitness classes to burn off all of the baking that I do in the long Wisconsin winters. There is never a boring day or nothing to do in our family. My girls share my love for cooking. I have a wine business and am passionate about food and wine pairing.
My favorite things to cook
I love, love, love to bake. Cookies of all kind or my favorite. I love grilling everything in the summer especially all of the garden veggies. You name it we grill it. In the cooler months (and we have alot of them) I love soups,stews and baking breads. No recipe intimidates me. I will try anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Saturday morning blueberry pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup. Holiday baking! We start in November and do not stop until the end of December. Every year I look forward to the annual cookie exchange that I host at our home. I usually start planning for that in late August.
My cooking triumphs
My own recipe for Chocolate Coconut Cookies. I just started adding what sounded right and nailed the recipe the first time.
My cooking tragedies
EEEEEK...too many to count!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Grandma Johnson's Scones
Fantastic. I made these scones EXACTLY as the recipe calls for and they were perfect. just as yummy the next day. I doubled the recipe because I needed a lot of scones and divided the dough into three different flavors, cinnamon nutmeg, cranberry orange and lemon with a lemon glaze. I just divided the dough into three bowls and in place of adding the raisens I added the drided cranberries and orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg and lemon zest. Lemon glaze was drizzled on and I made that from some fresh lemon juice, powdered sugar and a bit of milk.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2011
Frosted Banana Bars
I didn't have any sour cream so I used whipped cream cheese instead and they were great! They were moist and tasty and I used my moms cream cheese frosting recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2011
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Cookie Perfection. Doubled this exact recipe, I made the cookies jumbo size using a muffin scoop and used dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries in place of raisens and added white chocolate chips. I am and avid cookie baker and this was an EXCELLENT cookie. Lightly golden slightly crisp edge not flat but puffed just right in the middle and soft on the inside. Better than the bakery. The time had to be upped to 16-18 minnutes in my oven due to the JUMBO size. TRY IT!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2010
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