belle Profile - (18518460)

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Home Town: Florida, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Photography, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I love cooking new things and love when others love my food. My DH was a 'meat and potatoes' boy growing up so a lot of the things I cook seem strange to him, but he is a good sport about it and tries everything at least once!
My favorite things to cook
I'm a vegetarian and don't cook any type of meat. I do enjoy using meat substitutes to cook so I can use virtually any recipe. I especially like to bake cookies and pies. Snickerdoodles and peach pie are my favs. For dinner I like to cook anything with a lot of onions and garlic!
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only traditions I have come from my mother. She would make something different for dinner every time she cooked. When I would ask her to make a recipe again, she either didn't have the recipe of couldn't remember what I was talking about :)
My cooking triumphs
Nothing really sticks out in my head particularly. Every new thing I make feels like a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Scalloped potatoes- Mine are always dry and over cooked. They still taste ok, but man is the pan hard to clean! Cakes and icings are also a challenge for me.
Recipe Reviews 57 reviews
Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations
This is a great recipe. I have used it twice now to make the yellow cake mix. I made cupcakes and the Irish cream cake. Came out well both times and I subbed butter for the shortening.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2009
Sherry Chicken Curry
Wow this was amazingly good. It was so nice and thick and hearty! I will for sure be making this again. I did reduce the pb a tiny bit as a personal preference, but its not necessary. A must try.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2009
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
These were good, but the first day they tasted like blueberry cupcakes and not like muffins at all. The next day they did taste more like muffins. I did go ahead and double the recipe and double the amount of batter in each muffin cup. I did not double the crumb topping however and there was plenty.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2009

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