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 39 reviews
Incredibly Delicious Italian Cream Cake
Excellent recipe - I followed the recipe EXCEPT I used a 9x13 pan (greased and floured) and it was wonderful. Yes, it's dense, but this type of cake is, and I'm not a big fan of layered cakes, so everyone thought it was delicious.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2014
Quick and Easy Cherry Bars
Great recipe, and I agree with previous review of using 3 c. flour, and the almond extract - 1/2 to 1 tsp. I also used 2 cans of cherry pie filling (premium if you can find it, since it has more cherries). The glaze that I use is 1/2 c. powered sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp almond extract, and 1 Tbsp. milk - then drizzle over the top. This recipe is also great with ice cream. Good stuff!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2014
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler
Made recipe as written and it was fantastic! Cobbler tastes vary, and this one is easy and delicious.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2012

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