Amanda Profile - (18641930)

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Home Town: Owasso, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography
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Cora's 2nd Birthday Cake
Sugar Maple Cookies
About this Cook
I am a 27 year old mom of 1, expecting 1, married one year in January '12. I love to entertain and cook for family and friends. When I was a child, I used to cook and bake constantly, everyone was always having to try my new foods. Constantly searching for exciting new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook with vegetables because they give foods such color. If I cook food, it has to be PRETTY! I love sauteeing for stir frys and other dishes. Mexican has to be one of my favorite things to cook because my husband can't live without it. I enjoy pastas and meats and.. well.. I guess I enjoy cooking with everything!!!
My cooking triumphs
I have never had anything I cooked turn out bad, except for one time (listed under tragedies) -- I have accomplished cooking the most outlandish of dishes, with the strangest combination of ingredients, even throwing in some of my own! And it always comes out yummy!
My cooking tragedies
I was probably 11 years old, I was baking homemade apple muffins if I remember correctly. I either was supposed to put in baking powder and put in baking soda, or visa versa, but it turned out terrible!! I was handing out the muffins to my family, and of course they ate them slowly.... Later I tasted one and found out how incredibly BITTER they were!! I was so embarassed and so apologetic. :)
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Whoopie Pies I
Original recipe is really good. I had to end up adding a spoonful more shortening in the end, but perfect consistency frosting. Did have some stiffness to it so there wasn't too much mush with biting. My daughter loved the "cookies", even without the frosting. One cookie definitely satisfies! So much for that trip to the gym this morning...

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2014
White Chip Chocolate Cookies
I listened to a previous review and increased the flour to 2 1/4 cups and I halved brown and white sugar -- did 3/4C and 3/4C of each. I used one stick of unsalted butter and one stick of margarine, then added 1/2t of salt. Cooked at 10 minutes, the cookies came out rather cakey, and I like chewy cookies. Maybe baking them for less time will work better. Pulling out my last batch in three minutes.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2009
Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting
This frosting was amazing. I used it for my daughter's second birthday cake (pictures posted) and it worked out amazingly. I kept the 8 cups of confectioners sugar, and split the 2 cups of crisco to one cup crisco with one cup unsalted butter (two sticks). It turned out A-MA-ZING. I will never use anything different! Thank you for making this cake a success for me!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2007

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