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Darla O

Darla O
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Living In: Troy, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Genealogy
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Feb. 26, 2010 4:50 pm 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2010 3:37 pm
College kids?  How is it even possible that we are already so old as to have not just one, but two, grown (well almost) kids?  Two of them...in college...at the same time. Yikes!  In hindsight, maybe it would have been wise to leave a five-year age gap between… MORE
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About this Cook
Now a mid-forty-something, with two grown children, I've been married for 24 years...to the same man! Ever since I was little I always loved to bake; in high school I took classes in cake decorating and even made a tiered wedding cake...although my teacher took credit for that one. ;) Today I enjoy searching out and testing new recipes, especially those where I can use my own garden fresh produce and herbs!
My favorite things to cook
My Grandma just loved to cook! I think I inherited this gene from her; and especially love making all the wonderful italian cookie recipes she handed-down. Also, I always enjoy making recipes on request. Any recipe is always better enjoyed in the company of good friends and family. Day-to-day meal prep...not nearly so enjoyable, I simply consider it more like a chore.
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years Day is always celebrated with my husband's family gathered around the table enjoying all sorts of traditional Japanese goodies. My holidays just wouldn't be the same without the wonderful italian cookies from my Grandma's recipes! Oh, and of course, we have to make homemade ravioli for Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Years ago I began making chicken cordon bleu and it remains my son's favorite! Other often requested favorites are: sukiyaki, beef tenderloin with bearnaise sauce, beef and dumplings, and many different cookies.
My cooking tragedies
A little over 20-years-ago, I tried a recipe for a macaroni pizza pie. My husband, still being a newlywed, didn't want to insult me so he kindly ate a couple bites and was greatly relieved when I said I couldn't stand it. It was so bad that even our dog wouldn't eat it! We went for Taco Bell!
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Almond Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
Other than doubling the almond extract I followed the recipe. The cake was tasty, but not a light-fluffy crumb; the frosting turned out fine with just a bit extra powdered sugar to help consistency, but I just felt it was vet, very sweet. Recipe for frosting was easily twice as much as needed. I'm still undecided whether or not I will make this recipe again.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2014
Key Lime Pie VII
OMG!! This was wonderful! Followed recipe exactly as written and topped with whipped cream dollops sprinkled with additional lime zest. Delicious beyond belief, not too tart, so refreshing!!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2013
Chicken In Sour Cream
Followed recipe exactly but without the salt (per other reviews). We were simply not impressed and will definitely NOT make this recipe again. Gravy was way to thick and salty and overpowering taste of onion soup...not in a pleasant way.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2010
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