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Living In: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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"magic cake"- simple white cake-patriotic
Toffee Infused Too Much Chocolate Cake
About this Cook
I'm currently 32, married, with one son. My son is almost 7. We are vegetarian. We tried vegan a few years back, but cheese is just so delicious...I am a stay at home mom, former flight attendant. I love to travel. I love to cook. I enjoy making vegetarian dishes and really love to try and create old time favourites in a vegan or vegetarian variety. I'm also trying to get into baking. I love sewing.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make vegan or vegetarian versions of family favourites. I have a great recipe that I created for my un-beef stroganoff...And my vegan sloppy joes are the BEST. I haven't shared the recipes on here yet...but maybe I will soon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love that I'll ask my husband to make dinner and then I end up taking over...his idea of a great meal is cooked plain rice with hot sauce. :)
My cooking triumphs
Back when I was still a meat eater, I made a beef tenderloin for my uncle and grandfather with a roasted garlic and horseradish crust (recipe is on here somewhere) that was so amazing, my grandfather bragged about it to his friends until the day he died, literally! Love you Gramps! I also have baked the most delicious vegan cakes.
My cooking tragedies
I once made a most wonderful squash pie...similar to pumpkin pie, but with other fall squash. Well, we were all so excited to dig into the delicious dessert, and as we bit down, I recalled that I didn't add the sugar...needless to say, it wasn't the best dessert pie...
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Fluffy French Toast
Delicious! Perfect! Yummy! Never making another recipe apart from a baked version I like. Only thing I did different was use vanilla sugar from Penzeys in place of white sugar. This recipe is perfect.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2014
German Apple Cake I
Delicious! I altered the recipe just a bit- used cake flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons vanilla(cause I love it so much). I beat the eggs for a minute and then added oil and beat for another minute until it was frothy. I was a bit nervous because the batter was so thick, but oh my goodness, it is delicious. I also used a bundt pan, sprayed baking pam, and then instead of flour I used another reviewers suggestion of using cinnamon sugar as the coating. It turned out great. I'm not even planning on frosting it! baked at 350 for 50 minutes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2012
Garlic Kale
I was nervous as I'd never had Kale before, but we all loved this. Unfortunately I let it sit too long and it did get a bit crunchy, but we still enjoyed it. Definitely tastey at the 10 minute mark when I tested it. I used 2 tablespoons of Avacado Oil (Olivado is the brand name) in place of olive oil. I also used my garlic press for the 4 cloves and added them in the last 3 minutes of cooking or so. Very good. My picky almost 7 year old ate his entire serving. We will definitely be making again!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2012

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