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BECKMARK


BECKMARK
 
Home Town: Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Mount Olive, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm 28- mom to a toddler with a baby on the way. I'm married to a great guy, even if he is picky! I work full time too, so I try to find quick and easy meals to please the picky palates I have to deal with! When I have more time, I love to try new things- and I especially love to bake.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make and decorate cakes (my newest hobby). I tend to rely on very quick easy recipes when I cook, especially pizza margherita!! So simple, so incredible, especially with fresh tomatoes. My husband is a picky eater though, so I am constantly trying to find things that we'll both eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband can only cook one thing- his family's spaghetti recipe. It's amazing (and secret). I love to be with him in the kitchen when he's cooking it. And holidays around our house are always filled with lots of food, family, laughter and love.
My cooking triumphs
My pumpkin roll is undoubtedly the best thing I make and it really impressed all of my husband's family, which made me feel like a million bucks. It is now requested for every Thanksgiving and Christmas- I don't think they'd let me come without one!!
My cooking tragedies
AAhh. I remember the day well. The first and only time I tried to make snickerdoodles. My roommate at the time thought he was very funny, and he labeled a container with powdered sugr in it as "flour." I was a novice, and not paying attention, and I used powdered sugar instead of flour in the recipe. Those "cookies" (if you could even call them that) ran all over the pan, all over the oven.... Disaster. I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong, so I scraped the gooey runny mess into the trash. Two weeks later my now mother-in-law came over and was making home-made pizza. SHe asked if I had any more flour, her dough was a little wet. So I got out the "flour." She said, "This dough just keeps getting stickier!!" That's when it hit me that my cooking wasn't off, but my roommate was quite the prankster.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Scottish Shortbread II
This recipe is fantastic! I added 1 tsp. of vanilla, but that was the only change I made, and it is just perfect! I baked in a 9 in. round pan at 350º for 30-35 mins or so, just until barely golden. Thank you for the great recipe! I'll be making this more often than my hips would like, I'm sure.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2010
Clone of a Cinnabon
These are just beyond amazing. I couldn't find "bread flour" at my store, so I used all-purpose flour and it's hard to imagine that they could get any better! I did also use extra filling to make them super-gooey inside (it worked!). They were soft, gooey, and completely decadent. Definitely worth the work and wait. This recipe will be our new Christmas morning tradition.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2009
Cream Puff Cake
My mother-in-law makes this cake, and passed the recipe to me. It is absolutely one of my all-time favorite desserts! After reading some reviews here, I think I might have to try putting chocolate in between the "puff" and "cream" layers- sounds like a good addition!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2009
 
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