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Eileen in IL


Eileen in IL
 
Home Town: Henrietta, New York, USA
Living In: Spiro, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Egg Bread baked to unreasonable size by Eileen
Challah Bread baked by Eileen's Machine
Dutch Babies II
Biscotti Toscani - minus the chocolate
Apple PIe by Grandma Ople
About this Cook
I'm 34, oldest of five kids, so I've been cooking a long time. I have three beautiful sons and a wonderful husband to cook for. We grow organic produce and raise chickens for eggs on our farm. http://www.parkerpondfarm.com
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for other people. I like making big meals, whether it's hamburger's and hotdogs with all the fixin's or roast pork with a handful of side dishes. I don't get to do it often, but that's my favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite food from family get-togethers is Stuffed Artichokes. Also, after Thanksgiving, we always had oranges and nuts after pie. I don't know anyone else who does this.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving dinner was a smash hit with my husband. It was my first turkey, my first everything, and I have this website to thank for my success.
My cooking tragedies
When I was young, my grandmother and I were baking a Big Bird molded cake. Instead of measuring 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda, I put in 1 1/2 cups. Needless to say that even though the cake looked beautiful when we decorated it, it tasted absolutely horrific. I double check all my measurements.
Recipe Reviews 108 reviews
Raspberry Lemon Muffins
These were pretty good. They definitely had a different crumb than other muffins I make, which I attribute to the lower fat content. Still, very tasty, but an odd texture. I made mine with frozen blueberries and sprinkled sugar on top before baking. The batter was very dense. I used 3 Tbs. of lemon juice and no extract as per another reviewer's suggestion. I'll likely make these again for market, but probably not for eating myself.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2011
Amish White Bread
Can I rave about this bread? I made one batch (two loaves) for the farmers' market this week. Fortunately, one didn't sell, so I got to eat it! It was delicious. Sweet, but not too sweet and soft and light - perfect sandwich bread. I ate mine with butter and homemade marmalade. Best yet, since I normally make my dough in the bread machine, this allowed me to make two loaves by hand while my Light Oat Bread (from this site) was churning in the machine. I don't do a lot of bread by hand, so I was pleased with how amazing this bread turned out. Give it a try, you won't buy sandwich bread ever again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2011
Jo's Rosemary Bread
I'm not a huge fan of rosemary as I think it's pretty overpowering. My mother-in-law wanted a rosemary bread, so I tried this one. I was out of Italian seasoning, so I did a few shakes each of basil, oregano and garlic salt. I used AP flour and two teaspoons of rosemary per another reviewer's suggestion. This is fantastic bread. It has great texture, great flavor and was a hit, even for a rosemary-hater like me. I made the dough in the bread machine and then let it rise in a greased/floured small bread pan. Baked at 350 for about 1/2 hour and it was perfect. Highly recommend.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2011
 
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