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Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I learned to cook in self defense, and at an early age,no one else in my family wanted to cook. I like trying new recipes and cuisines, but any ingredients that aren't very very common can be difficult for me to get.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are traditional foods, and gourmet dishes. Cakes, and pastries are fun to make. Oh, who am I kidding? My favorite thing to cook depends on my mood, and it changes all the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making and decorating Gingerbread cookies with my family. Gingerbread houses were the best, but they never managed to survive the building process totally intact.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Black Magic Cake
My family Loves this cake best of all the chocolate cakes, and they are chocolate fanatics! It's reliable, always tender, moist chocolaty and delicious, and its easy to make. Using real buttermilk makes a difference, so use it if you have it, and be sure to make the coffee very strong. If you have trouble removing the cake layers from the pans, you can grease the pans, then line the bottoms with greased parchment or waxed paper cut to fit, before flouring. This makes a wonderful layer cake and works well with many different frostings.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2013
Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts
I made both a full recipe, and one scaled down by half, and followed the recipe carefully for everything including frying. The recipe worked just as well scaled down as it did when making the full amount. The results were wonderful, the donuts were lightly crispy tender and golden on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside. We didn't like the glaze, but I do have other glaze recipes that I like better. Cinnamon sugar, or honey coating was nice on these donuts to. The donuts are slightly sweet without any glaze or sugar coatings and I actually like them best without anything on them at all. I've made the donut dough ahead of time and shaped and frozen the raw donuts so we could have hot fresh morning donuts in less time. Once they're frozen all thats left to do is remove them from the freezer, then thaw and allow them to rise before frying. Removing soft, raw Donuts from the rising tray can be tricky, so I lined the tray with lightly greased waxed paper and cut it after the donuts finished rising, so that each donut had its own waxed paper square to make it easier to turn the donuts into my hand or into the hot oil, avoiding the danger of donuts sticking to the tray and being deflated or misshapen during removal. I covered the dough with plastic wrap rather than cloth during the final rising. My biggest problem with this recipe is that the donuts start to vanish from the cooling rack before I can finish frying and glazing them all. Thanks for sharing this one Kelly

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2013
Chocolate Cream Pudding
This pudding was lovely and rich. I confess we altered it slightly to suit our families tastes. I used the traditional technique of melting the chocolate in the butter before adding it to the pudding and reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup. It didn't make anything near six servings, but I will happily double the recipe and make it again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2012

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