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Cottonista


Cottonista
 
Home Town: Middlebury, Indiana, USA
Living In: Atmore, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking
Hobbies: Sewing
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gingerbread men with Royal Icing III
About this Cook
I'm a stay-at-home mom with a sweet young son and a cutie-pie baby girl. In between diaper changes, naps and feedings, I do a bit of medical transcription on the side here at the house to support our habit of eating. My husband is a crop farmer and grows mostly cotton and some peanuts.
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely love to bake--desserts and breads are my favorites.
My cooking triumphs
A huge turkey in July that was roasted with carrots. The carrots were so good that my husband was still snatching them when they were cold!
My cooking tragedies
In the distant past, some kind of barley soup that kept us a little unpleasant to be around for a while. And recently a chop suey casserole that seemed to multiply exponentially every time I got the leftovers out.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Braided Easter Egg Bread
Wonderful flavored bread! The dough was sticky, just like the dough I make for cinnamon rolls, but you just have to use extra flour when you work with it--adding too much extra flour to the dough when kneading will make a tough, dry bread. I sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar, so the whole production smelled delicious! The only issue I took with this recipe is the baking time. I reduced to to 25 minutes, and still thought the bread was overdone. (The raw eggs were still cooked through with this shorter time.) I used the leftover bread to make bread pudding.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2010
Black Bean Hummus
Try not to cut your tongue as you lick the stuff off your blender blades! I put the paprika in with everything else, because sometimes I don't read directions very well.....

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2008
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Rivals Ben & Jerry's!!! I doubled the recipe, but used 2 full cans of sweetened condensed milk because I was too lazy to measure. Then I added more milk (not quite to my ice cream freezer's fill line.) because it already seemed thick and rich before it was frozen, and I wanted enough to go around. I also used our homemade peanut butter (it's kind of like Smucker's natural pb.) Served it right away instead of putting it in the freezer overnight. Soooooo good for this 38 1/2-week pregnant mama!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2008
 
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