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minnie may

minnie may
Home Town: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Living In: Luray, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me and the Hubby
Jam Filled Butter Cookies
About this Cook
My husband Andrew and I are currently residing in small town Virginia, where we are rasing our two children; Kadence age 3, and Elliot age 1. I am in the fine dining and wine business and enjoy both. My husband has a taste for Good Ole Southern Cookin, and is a meat and potatoes kind of man. I like to mix my gourmet tastes with his southern flare and see what I can come up with.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially if the kids can get involved. I also like trying new recipes out on my husband. Cooking is always enjoyable for me as long as it is creative and not rushed.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh, we cracked crabs every Christmas Eve. We made orange poppy seed muffins and peanut butter balls every Christmas morning. I think it's fair to say that cooking and eating traditions were the glue that held us together.
My cooking triumphs
Well, recently I would have to say an immaculate pinaple upside down cake. And my daughters Princess birthday doll cake.
My cooking tragedies
I hate baking in a hurry. If I am in a rush to get something prepared, the results are usually tragic. I recently destroyed a bunt cake by removing it from the pan before it was cooled, and it ended up in two pieces.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
With a few slight changes, this was the best banana bread I have ever tasted! First of all, do use room temp real butter and cream it with the sugar. Also, make sure your eggs are room temp. Sift the dry ingredients together and add 1tsp. cinnamon and 1/2tsp. nutmeg. Also make sure you use a full cup of MASHED bananas. With these modifications, you will have the best banana bread on the planet :)

110 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2009
Pecan Nut Crust
Okay, first of all if you are debating whether to try this...DO IT!! It is so good. I pulsed my pecans in my food processer until they were broken up but not completely ground. I used the amounts called for with everything except the butter. I just added enough to moisten the crust, but not drench it. The nuts have natural oils that come out during baking. Don't forget to refridgerated this before baking, because it really helps hold it together. I used this for a cheesecake recipe, and let me tell you, it got RAVE reviews!! And the best part is, that there is no flour and so it is gluten free...perfect for my mother in law with celiac. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

75 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2008
Microwave Baked Potato
Wow..who would have thought a microwaved potatoe could be so delicious. I was pleasently surprised by this simple recipe. I did wrap mine in plastic wrap and microwaved four minutes on each side. Then I took them out, split them down the middle and put butter and cheese on them. Then I microwaved for another 45 seconds. TASTY!!!!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2008

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