Stephanie Profile - (18294620)

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Living In: Keller, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Almond Cream-Puff Ring
About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home mother of four daughters. It is a very busy life, quite chaotic at times, but I feel extremely blessed. I have lived in Texas for 20 years and even though we are not big fans of the hot humid summers, can't picture living anywhere else.
My favorite things to cook
I have always enjoyed baking and tended to put most of my efforts into baked goods, but have over the past few years I have enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My most favorite is baking cookies at Christmas time. I love to get the girls in the kitchen with me and make up many different kinds of cookies, some to keep and some to give to friends/neighbors.
My cooking triumphs
I feel a certain sense of a triumph when I prepare a meal that EVERY one in the family enjoys and I don't get any complaints!!!
My cooking tragedies
My first time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for my husband.... I relied on the pop-up timer that came in the turkey and it never popped up! Sooo everything sat and got cold waiting for this turkey to get done, only to find it had finished long before and we ended up eating cold sides and a very dry turkey! Now, I use my meat thermometer!
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Best Bread Machine Bread
Someone had posted not to use Canola Oil, it was all I had on hand so I took my chances and the bread was perfect! I did up the yeast to 3 tsp. Best white bread I have ever made!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2013
Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes
Best cupcakes I have made in a long time! Made the recipe exactly as written. I made 24 mini cupcakes and 17 full sized cupcakes. I had plenty of frosting for all the cupcakes and I was generous with the amount. Everyone loved these cupcakes and they disappeared quickly!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2010
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
This recipe has the ability to be a great potato salad but I found the measurements were a bit off. For 8 servings I used 7 medium russet potatoes. I had to boil the potatoes for 25 mins. There is no way they would have been cooked well enough in 15 mins. I used 3 hard-boiled eggs, 1/2 cup celery. I mixed 1 cup mayo with 2 tblsp of mustard, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, 1/4 tsp of celery salt and 1/2 tsp of garlic salt, and still needed to add 1/2 tsp. of salt. I prefer dill relish to sweet relish so added 1/4 cup dill relish to the mayo mixture and then stirred the mayo mixture into the potatoes, celery, egg mixture. (I omitted the onion as my family doesn't care for onion) I also added 1/3 cup crumbled bacon (another personal preference). Unless you like a very dry potato salad, you will need to use much more mayo to this recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2009

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