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Home Town: Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I live in Wisconsin with two daughters. I love to bake and cook but in the past few years I haven't had much time to bake. Now that my girls are older they are eager to help and I'm getting back into it. I'm really enjoying finding new recipes to try.
My favorite things to cook
I like trying all kinds of new recipes but my favorite things to cook are Italian and Mexican dishes. As far as my baking favorites, I like cookies, scones and muffins.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has an apple orchard (2nd and 3rd generation). So when apple season comes, I love trying new apple recipes I find on here. Also Christmas cookies are a big family tradition. I can remember watching my great-grandmother bake cookies. We weren't allowed to help just watch and sample. My mother is a good baker, she's the one that taught me. Now I teach her things. :)
My cooking triumphs
I like to mix recipes around by exchanging one ingredient for an other. It works most of the time. I also like to try to "lighten up" recipes. But I love making yeast breads. I know it's usually a challenge for most people (including my father) but I guess I've been doing it for so long it doesn't bother me.
My cooking tragedies
Not reading recipes all the way through before starting. I do this so often that I have gotten pretty good at fixing my mistakes. It kind of goes back to my triumphs (above).
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
Pignoli Cookies I
These are so good, very light and like a macaroon. I made them for my brother's family that has gluten allergies, I hope they like them as much as I did. Very easy to make in the food processor. Highly recommended!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2009
Pumpkin Raisin Scones
Delicious! I followed the instructions provided by Baker-@-Heart which produces traditional wedge shaped scones (except I use dried cranberries for the raisins and I divide the dough in half and flatten each half to about an 8" round and cut 8 wedges). I just baked my 3rd batch of these and I can't wait for them to cool a bit to eat one.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2009
Apple Crumble Pie
Easy and delicious pie. I liked that the real taste of the apples comes through and is not masked by a lot of sugar and cinnamon, but is still plenty sweet. I used half white and half brown sugar when topping the apples. I also liked that this pie wasn't runny causing the bottom crust to get soggy. The baking time was pefect to bake the apples and the bottom crust throughly without burning the topping. I used 5 cups of Jonagolds and have to say this is one of the best apple pies I have ever made.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2005
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