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Home Town: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Living In: Military Posts Around The World..., Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Heather the Riveter
The Green Eyed Diva
Coconut custard and Basic Flaky Crust
Potato bread
About this Cook
I'm a fairly energetic mom of 2 and a half (still pregnant as of June 12, 2010) and I absolutely LOVE to find my way around a kitchen. I hate cleaning up, however! :)
My favorite things to cook
I'm a dessert junkie, and unfortunately, so is my family who tend to be my "guinea pigs" when it comes to that and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sitting with my grandmother and listening to her tell stories, in her kitchen as she cooked. seriously! I learned a LOT from her, before becoming a wife and mother.
My cooking triumphs
My husband is a simple man who loves very simple down-home cooking. Unfortunately I prefer flavor, so we kind of clash, but he's gained weight since we met, so I'm doing my job! My greatest triumph is mastering my chocolate chip cookie. chewiest cookie EVER!
My cooking tragedies
the summer of 97 (j/k), but hey, at least I didn't set my kitchen on fire by microwaving soup! (my sister did that one! we laughed for years over it)
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies II
DELICIOUS! I give both this and my modified version 5 stars. I use these to increase breast milk when I nurse my little ones, but I add 1/2 cup flax meal and up the cinnamon and vanilla to 1 tablespoon and exchange the shortening for margarine. Add the walnuts and raisins as you like, or omit them all together. I prefer my oatmeal cookies naked. It's so good, I want to eat the dough! Speaking of, it helps to chill the batter some first (about 4 hours), so they don't spread out as much. Carol Bradley- you hit this one out of the park!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2012
Spanakopita II
This is my standard recipe that I go to every time I need an appetizer. The flavor in this is outstanding especially with some tzadziki sauce. (and yes, I know my spelling is off on that). Work fast with the phyllo. It will dry out faster than you think.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2011
Buttery Soft Pretzels
I would give these 3 1/2 stars, not 3. These were easy to make. kind of skimpy on the size, so I remade and made 6 instead of 12. The ONLY difference I did was used actual pretzel salt instead of kosher. These are good pretzels, however they're not the best. I'm still looking for a recipe that I adore, and unfortunately these aren't it. now I WILL make these again, and probably use the dough recipe to make cinnamon rolls (minus the dipping in the brine). All in all, I'd recommend them (if asked for a pretzel recipe), but not highly.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2011

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