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Meg Barger

Meg Barger
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Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I love to cook, knit, and make jewelry--pretty much anything that gives me a finish product, I love.
My favorite things to cook
Cakes and homemade frostings, sauteed meats and pan sauces, comfort food, and French food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking with my grandmothers--everyone should be so lucky! Also, learning to make Greek food from my mother (who's Greek).
My cooking triumphs
Making pans and pans of baklava for Christmas--it's become a tradition!
My cooking tragedies
Deviating from the recipe and ruining the dish! I always feel like such an idiot!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)
I made this cake using Chinese five spice instead of turmeric, and it was great. I really liked the texture. Without the spice, it's also a great eggless cake recipe.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2009
Best Buttercream Frosting
I find that this is a more labor-intensive way to get close to the same result as my favorite buttercream recipe, "Best Ever Buttercream Frosting," also from AllRecipes. I couldn't find it last night so I used this one (I only had granulated sugar). Despite beating the mixture for 20 minutes, mine still had sugar granules in it, and I would not have known it needed to be beaten that long had I not read the reviews. Due to the fact that it delivered a product inferior to what I am used to, and that the recipe is incomplete as written (cooking temp? beating speed/time?), I cannot give this more than two stars.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2008
Cream Cheese Frosting II
This was a wonderfully creamy frosting that was not too sweet. I liked that it didn't get hard and crusty after the baked goods sat out for a bit.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2006

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