craftysteph Profile - (18651148)

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Home Town: Bay City, Texas, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I enjoy cooking when I have the time, and luckily my husband will eat anything I fix - even when it's bad! I'm known for being the "Dessert Lady" since I usually offer to bring the dessert to a party or pot luck. I don't believe in fixing a recipe twice if it's not very good - why waste the calories on bad tasting food?? I also have my own business making mosaic pieces (birdbaths, birdhouses, mirrors, etc.) and do home jewelry parties with beaded jewelry I make myself.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, any type of baking except for breads with yeast, fried anything - chicken, steak, okra, you name it! I also like more hearty dishes like meat and potatoes and casseroles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents have cooked for many years, even my dad. My grandparents owned a restaurant, and both of my parents are good cooks.
My cooking triumphs
Most desserts - too bad it's not a food group!
My cooking tragedies
I burned some fried chicken one time and my dad still asks when I'm going to make some more of that "Blackened Chicken". Also yeast breads - I'm scared to death of them!! ha ha!
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Dreamy Orange Cupcakes
They were just ok - I made them almost exact to recipe, and found that they were a lot of work, and the two different kinds of icing is probably not necessary. The orange had a slight artificial flavor, although they did taste like orange creamsicle.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2014
Club Chicken Casserole
Pretty good! Didn't alter the recipe much, except for adding sauteed onion instead of bell pepper, but overall great dish.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2014
Chocolate Bar Fondue
Excellent and easy recipe for fondue. Had girlfriends over for fondue night and they also loved it. Used leftover brewed coffee (1/3 C.) instead of the coffee powder and didn't add the water. Dipped pound cake, strawberries, marshmallows, green apples, pretzels, and Ruffles - success!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2014

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