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Amy Garrett

Amy Garrett
Home Town: Salem, Oregon, USA
Living In: Valleyview, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Chocolate Covered Caramel Surprise Cookies
About this Cook
Me: soap maker, web developer, gardener + wife & mom and all the associated titles that come with it. Cooking is something I didn't learn until in my 20s. Now in my 30s, I enjoy making family favorites and trying new things to add to the favorites collection.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Alton Brown's Thanksgiving Turkey, with the brine!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
Most recently, chocolate chip cookie pizza.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Carrot Cake III
I made 3 small changes but can still give the original recipe 5 stars because my changes weren't significant - I used half unsweetened applesauce / half oil, half white / half brown sugar, and doubled the frosting recipe but only used 4 cups sugar total - the full amount would have been way too sweet. The extra frosting wasn't actually needed, but really, one can never have too much cream cheese frosting in the house. I did leave out pecans as the author mentioned doing in the intro, no one here likes them. Everyone loves this cake and my 9 year old has requested it as his new birthday cake choice!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 19, 2013
Simple Whole Wheat Bread
I made this recipe many times using the recipe as written then started modifying it (so the 5 stars is for both the original recipe and my modifications). My modifications: 3 cups white flour, 3 tsp yeast, 1/3 cup honey, 3 cups water - add to mixer (kind of like a kitchenaid), let proof for 30 minutes, then add 1 T salt, 3 T butter, and 5 to 5 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. Let the mixer knead it for ~8 min, then put in a greased bowl for an hour into a warmed oven (heated to about 100F), the cut into 4 equal chunks and roll into loaf shapes, then they go into the smaller size loaf pans (I have big ones that I've tried to make the 3 loaves the recipe states and the loaves are just too big). Back into warmed oven for ~45 min then turn oven on to 350F for 25 minutes. Everyone loves this bread!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012
Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2011

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