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City Girl

City Girl
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Living In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm retired with my husband. I like to try all kinds of new foods and spices. I'm stuck in a meat and potatoes household. I like to try any kind of new dessert. But,I want to eat healthy.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook pretty much anything. I try new casserols. I love my crock-pot. Shared cake recipes are always fun. New combinations of foods and spices interest me a lot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a Poor Mans Cake recipe that mother cut out of the paper in the 50's. It's a spice cake with raisins and nuts. Then there is the pot roast that my aunt said to almost burn it twice to get the good gravy. It works. My family has dwindled to just a few. But, I still like to cook for six or eight people. So,I have a lot of left overs.
My cooking triumphs
I usually cook Thanksgiving dinner and it usually turns out fantastic. Turkey,side dishes,pies,great gravy,and more. My bread machine helps me make great dinner rolls and sweets.
My cooking tragedies
I made a cake from a new recipe and I made the mistake of putting the whole amount of butter, with cream cheese, over the bottom layer of cake. It boiled over into the oven. The bottom of the over was burning,and smoking. I had to open the oven and turn on fans and outside vents. I may not try that recipe again. Oh, I probably will.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Dark Rye Bread
I made this Christmas morning because I was having ham for dinner. I let the bread maker knead it. Then I put it in the oven at 375 degrees for around 40 minutes. I used an egg wash on the top before baking. It was beautiful and tastes wonderful. The only thing that I changed was subbing 1 T. of honey for 1 T. of the molasses. I don't care for molasses. When I starting cutting it my brother ate a few slices right then before dinner. We all love it and I know that I'll be making it many times in the future. I'm even eating it with my breakfast. It couldn't be better. It's not too dense and it raised just fine. Thanks for posting it.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2009
Simply The Best Chocolate Cake
I had not read the four reviews before I made this cake. But,I was in a hurry and when I started puting it together I thought that it might need oil and an egg. So I added those. And the instant pudding did not have to be cooked,so I just put it in with the cake mix. Then I baked it in a 12 inch cake pan and added pecans,brown sugar,and cinnamon on top that I had from another cake.After baking I put home made vanilla iceing on top. My husband said it just might be the best chocolate cake that he has eaten.I'm glad I experimented. It probably wouldn't have turned out as well without the oil and egg.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2006
World's Best Lasagna
This has a lot of ingredients,but is so worth it. Personally I think it works out for the best if you make the meat sauce a day in advance. Less mess while getting ready for the oven. I did use less salt than called for;and used half of the total meat as Italian sausage, and half of ground chuck. My pan was too small so I also had to use a loaf pan. It freezes well,so we ate part of it and will finish it when the urge for an Italian dish strikes again.This is so good that I will make it many times I am sure.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2006

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