FRANCESCAMY Profile - (18367700)

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Living In: Coldwater, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My mother was a great cook, but never used recipes. Growing up with 6 in the house she always kept things simple. Unfortunately she neve taught me anything about cooking. After moving out on my own with my husband I could burn water, really! So, I borrowed a cook book from her that she had for 20 years and never used. Found a few simple recipes and didn't do horrible. I called my mom practically daily over the next year for advice and quickly surpassed her (she calls me all the time now for advice). Over the years I have found recipes from countless places and put them to good use. I have found that virtually all recipes need some work though. Many people have told me if I only opened a resturant that I could make a fortune- too much work though, especially since I already run another business.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always have a big family anniversary party at my house, and I cook for everyone.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Almond Custard Filling
The flavor wasn't offensive, but the aftertaste burned my throat- too much almond extract I think. It also lacked any depth and texture. After making a small batch, I remade the recipe. In place of water I substituted a 50% mixture of skim milk and fat free 1/2&1/2. I also reduce the almond by 1/2 and substituted vanilla for the other 1/2. This made for a thick and rich finished product that was much better than the original recipe(as several people can attest). The only other change I will make in the future is to reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup, and reduce the cornstarch to 1-1&1/2 Tablespoons because with the new recipe it came out more like pudding.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2007
Irish Cream Liqueur II
Everyone loved it.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2006
Coffee Liqueur
Very good and very easy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2006

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