GROWINUPINFL Profile - (18307110)


Home Town: Outside Of Springfield, Missouri, USA
Living In: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping
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About this Cook
Most laughable memory, I was 8 my grandmother was teaching me to make chocolate cake. She said put the egg into the oil. I put the egg, shell and all in the oil and was trying to figure out how to mix it when she came back. Will never live that down! All cooks start somewhere! Was raised inbetween Utah and Missouri till teenager, then Virginia, till I married a sailor out of Norfolk. Have had the privilage traveling with the Navy and tasting cuisine from the united States and More absoultly fantastic.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, I love making new recipes, and rearranging the old. I can spend days with my oven going full speed, fullfilling what my husband calls 'the need to feed.' At that point it is amazing how many single sailors start showing up.. And there is still more coming out of the oven than they can eat! I am hoping to open a bakery in the next few years.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pumpkin Bread, has to be my favorite. My grandmother made it for years, and would never share her recipe. UGHHH after 5 long years of begging, and saying it wasn't fair I was with my husband who was serving his country. She finally broke, I am now the proud owner of a family secret that was emotionally black mailed into my recipe box.
My cooking triumphs
My own home made pizza recipe 5 years in the making, and the art of making "stuffed dinner rolls." Kind of like a hot pocket but better
My cooking tragedies
When my fudge will not set up, and I burn rice way to often. Cany thermometer, and rice cooker are great. Any time I use the stove top tragedy might happen. I was trying to cook for my husbands Uncle, first time I met him. I went to fry frenchfries. Did not realize the oil needed to be pre heated, and really hot, never had such horrible fry's in my life. next time we ate together he took us out to eat!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Sauteed Apples
I served this at my church. People ask for it all the time. I used canned apples instead and no one believes they are canned, I cook them with the main ingrediants, pour them in a metal tray and serve with a granola topping. It is faboulus... Tanks

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2007
Best Brownies
The kids say they love it, Thank you for this recipe, from my littlest big girl. We used coconut oil instead of butter. It is awesome. They are very good just an extra 10 grams of coca powder made it just perfect with the right amount of chocolatieness as my 12 yr old son said. We made one regular bath and one batch with the extra coca powder. God Bless

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Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2007
Italian Bread Using a Bread Machine
Favolosamente splendido! Fabulously wonderful! Made two batches one in stand mixer, just let it rise in bowl with plastic wrap, then continued on. Set it near my stove to rise while I made home made pasta sauce. Worked out awesome. Rolled and shaped it into loaves. But I placed it straight on the cookie sheet, covered with non-stick foil. It rose then baked. Was definatly a delight. Will add probably an extra 1/2-1 tsp Salt next time. But definatly worth the effort to make. Next time I will make just one large two pound loaf for a large dinner though. I let it rise for a bit longer than the 40 minutes. Very nice, have been searching for a straight forward excellent Italian bread recipe for a while. I think I have found it. Thank much for this.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2007

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