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Home Town: Tennessee, USA
Living In: Georgia, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I recently married my soulmate (September 26). I am so blessed and grateful to have him! I am so excited about starting this new chapter in our lives together as husbdand & wife!
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new things! I am always on AR looking up a new recipe. I don't really have anything specific that would be my favorite to cook. It makes me happy anytime my husband tells me that "this is my new favorite!." Or if we are trying to decide on what to have for dinner and he will ask me if I have the right ingredients to make him something I have made him before that he really likes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My SIL is the most amazing cook I have ever met! She can cook anything! Ever since we have first met each other we have been getting together on each holiday, birthday, sporting event (or any excuse to get together ;) and cooking something up! Also my MIL makes my most favorite food ever-- Vegetable Beef Soup and cornbread she makes with cheese.. Everytime she makes it she always sends us a big bowl! And this past summer my husbands grandmother & my SIL canned some different things that I hope we can do again next year! I am very fortunate to have really great inlaws! ;)
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made pizza dough from scratch! It turned out so great and I was so proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
One time when I was visiting my uncle he had a recipe for carrot cake and he wanted me to help him make it. This was back when I was 13 or 14 years old. I followed the recipe and the result was the most beautiful carrot cake you have ever seen(home made icing too)! It smelled so delicious but when my uncle took the first bite, then asked me how much baking powder I used I realized it was a disaster. It was so funny but sad making that beautiful cake that smelled so good but tasted so bad! Unfortunately baking is just not my thing!
Recipe Reviews 63 reviews
Simple Strawberry Sauce
Perfect! I can remember as a child being at my Grandmother's & I can still see that big white ceramic bowl sitting on her counter full of ripe, juicy, sweet strawberries (from this recipe). My cousins & I would peel back the saran wrap & sneak a couple, scraping each one against the stray sugar that had gathered around the top half of that ceramic bowl, each time we entered the kitchen whilst we ran about our Grandparents house like grandkids / cousins often did during that time. Today, I use this same recipe as a topping on pounde cake, followed with a big dollop of cool whip. I try to always use home made (cake & whip cream) but have found pound cake from my stores bakery & cool whip work beautifully! Also, these berries taste great over ice cream! This recipe deserves 5 stars for being delicious, easy (you can't mess it up if you tried!), & nostalgic! Thank you!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2013
Tartar Sauce I
Better than any store bought tartar sauce! & so much more worth it because it's easier (more than likely to always have the ingredients on hand) & cheaper! This one was a big winner with us and will be our go to tartar sauce from now on! I used fresh, minced, sweet vidalia onion. Loved it! Can't tell you enough how I proud I am to have found this recipe. Thank you, we will be using this every time there's seafood for dinner!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2013
Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
We were not impressed at all with this recipe. I thought this recipe sounded good & because of the high rating I already purchased all of the ingredients before I read some of the negative reviews. I wish I would've read them first but honestly, because of the high rating I would've more than likely still proceeded with it. The gelatin gives it a strong artificial taste that over powers the taste of the fresh berries. Based on other reviews, I onky used 1 pack of gelatin. I would think that using 1/2 of a pack would be more than enough! Because even using 1/2 it still seemed like too much! I could not imagine sprinkling double that in this cake! That is over kill! As for the marshmallows, I'm really uncertain on what results. I. I they were supposed to have in the cake because you would never notice they're in there at all! They dissappear during baking! I greased the pan really good with crisco (because of all the reviewers saying they had major problems with the cake sticking) and I didn't have the slightest difficulty, the cake slid right out! The cake tasted awful & I hate to say it but I don't think there's any way to tweak it to make it better. There's no way I would serve this to anyone. It was unedible after baking but like some of the reviewers said if you cool it in the fridge & later eat it cold with whipped cream it is ok. We did that so it wouldn't be wasted.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2013
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