PRINCESSKAROLY Profile - (18341328)

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Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have lived in Minnesota my whole life. I started cooking when I figured out my parents couldn't cook (I use to thank the lunch ladies at school because I thought the food was good), I was about 14. I am blessed with a wonderful family. I thank the Lord for them! I have 3 kids, 17(step child), 7, & 2. All of my kids are such a blessing and present me their own joys and problems. It is nice to have them all spaced out because you get to enjoy so much. I do have to say that I am happy that I am done with diapers and would never go back. I have a, most of the time, wonderful husband.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook bars, cookies and anything sweet. Everyone loves baked stuff. It makes me the favorite and most wanted at any party. The best part of it is most baking is really easy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have yet to start one but really should, soon.
My cooking triumphs
Gravy was my first triumph. Looking back I laugh. Creme Brulee and Betty La Mae.
My cooking tragedies
The under-cooked turkey for Thanksgiving. It was almost thawed but not there and the leg area was still a little pink.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Pumpkin Bread
Okay-It was good. I use 5 mini loaves. I thought that the allspice was too much. I like more of the pumpkin pie or pumpkin bars seasoning. Everyone really enjoyed it the way it is (but I did sub 1/2 applesauce for oil). I felt like it wasn't done inside but was almost burning outside. But it was really moist and that's what everyone really loved about it. I made it a second time but this time omitting the allspice, doubling the cinnamon and adding 1/2 tsp ginger. I also went all applesauce (we need to be more healthy at our house-sad hmmmm). I did add walnuts and raisens to this batch (first were all plain). I did add a little butter-but butter is good-I made almost a crumb topping by mixing up oats, b sugar, cinnamon and cutting in butter and then sprinkled on top. I turned down the oven to 315-320ish and left them in for 45 min (mini loaves). I did leave them cool in the pans for 10 min or so. Mmmmmm. It was almost cake like. I think next time I would add a dash of salt to the topping and maybe try the 1/2 ap and 1/2 oil. This is a great base to build your own custom bread. Thank you so much for giving me something fun to play with!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2010
One Bowl Brownies
Oh-if you need a your monthly chocolate fix this is it! I did mine in a pot because I melted down my butter in that. I added in one egg at a time beating well after each one. I did use the coco powder. I tried the foil and was not happy. The foil is shiny and that causes burning. I took it out 10 min early and it still was overdone (though we still ate the whole pan). Next time I will either flour my pan (I use glass) or use parchment paper. Very yummy. Like the box but better! Yum-O!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2010
Maryann's Upside Down Rhubarb Cake
It was good but not a five star. My husband loved the edges. I thought it could have used more rhubarb. Next time I will double the rhubarb but keep the sugar the same. I like the tartness of the rhubarb but this lacked it.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2009
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