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Nancy A.

Nancy A.
Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb
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About this Cook
I'm the mother of two great kids ages 21 and 18. My husband Steve is my guinea pig for new recipes and he always has kind, encouraging words for my successes as well as my failures. I began cooking at age 12 when my parents went into business in a neighboring town and didn't arrive home till late. I immediately fell in love with it!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cheesecake and a few other signature desserts such as my chocolate peanut butter passion cake and cream puffs with pistachio cream filling. I love to make fresh pasta and serve it with homemade sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My late father and I used to spend New Year's Day baking bagels from scratch. They rivaled any bagel you could find in New York!
My cooking triumphs
Catering my sister's wedding for 80 people - I made all the food as well as the wedding cake!
My cooking tragedies
My first bread baking attempt failed miserably. I was trying to bake Italian bread and even though the loaves baked to a beautiful golden brown, the inside was raw. It took years before I attempted it again.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
I have been baking for 40 years and am still in the hunt for the perfect rolled sugar cookie. I tried this recipe yesterday and found that although they taste wonderful, the dough was very soft and challenging to work with. I guess I'm looking for the "cookie bouquet" variety of cookie. I compared the recipe to several others and most only contained one egg for 2-1/2 cups of flour, not 2. I'm going to take the rest of the dough, roll it into balls and roll them in decorator's sugar before baking.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2009
Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls
I got up this morning and began this recipe at 8:00 a.m. True to the recipe title, they were done in 90 minutes! The dough was soft and flavorful and not too sweet. Much of the brown sugar mixture melted out of the rolls so next time (and there will be a next time!)I'll reduce the brown sugar to 3/4 c. I'll bake them in a 9 x 13-inch pan and but place a few chopped pecans in the bottom before I put the rolls in. When the brown sugar mixture melts out, it will combine with the pecans and make a "sticky bun" cinnamon roll. Then I'll invert the rolls onto a serving platter. I can't wait!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2008
Best Barbequed Burgers
I needed a quick and easy ground beef recipe tonight so I mixed up these burgers but decided at the last minute to bake the mixture in the oven as a meat loaf. I added about 6 drops of liquid smoke to the meat mixture and it was fabulous! It took 40 minutes to bake at 400 degrees. I will definitely make this again.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2007

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