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Debbie Gardner

Debbie Gardner
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Living In: Middle River, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am a wife and mom, and a full-time job keeps me out of the kitchen more than in. I do LOVE to bake scrumptious goodies, and I like to find quick, easy yet healthy and tasty meals for me to easily prepare after a long days work.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cookies and cakes for my friends and family. My love comes through, because they always enjoy whatever I bake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just sharing fabulous food with family.
My cooking triumphs
Every Christmas season, just managing to get all the baked goods baked and decorated for delivery to family and friends...that's a major accomplishment!
My cooking tragedies
Biscuits and rolls. Not the preparation, but the baking of them. They are always the last thing I put together for a meal, and 80% of the time I am so busy getting it all on the table that the biscuits and breads inevitably burn during the last few minutes of bake time. I do this all of the time, and it's really kind of odd since I am such a good cook and a super multi-tasker, but the burnt biscuits and breads never fail.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Waikiki Meatballs
I was in a hurry to cook this in less than 3 hours, and I did, and it was great! It will be even better day 2. I modified the recipe by using 1/2 ground beef & 1/2 pork (this saves us $$). I baked the meatballs at 350-degrees for 1/2 hour. I did a quick dump of all the other ingredients into a crock pot and let it cook for 3 hours. I did boil the green peppers quickly so as to soften them up a bit (again, I was in a hurry) and added them and the meatballs on top in crock pot, stirring every so often. Three hours later (during the football game) served it with rice and everyone enjoyed. Day 2 I am adding in a bunch of chopped, dried chili peppers to add some "hot" to it, and the color will be great too. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2015
Cranberry Nut Bread I
I made this bread today, a double batch, and it was SO GOOD! Things to note that I did: I cut the fresh cranberries into halves. I didn't have orange juice so I squeezed the juice from one orange (yielded approx. 1/4 cup) and then used 1 more egg, and 1 cup of applesauce to offset the missing liquid. The batter was VERY THICK, and it came out perfect.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2014
Dirt Cake I
Easy and delicious, turned out perfect. I made it according to recipe, but begin layers with the white mixture. I will definitely use this recipe each time I need to make dirt cake. I garnished it by inserting a flower into the bowl, and I attached another flower to the serving spoon. Looks (and tastes) great!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2013
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