Nicole Profile - (18664249)

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Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Dessert
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About this Cook
I'm a college student in Portland, OR. I love to read, listen to music, dance, hang out with friends, and (of course) cook.
My favorite things to cook
Breads, cookies, fish, steaks, fancy sandwiches
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad and I have a special chocolate chip cookie recipe that we always make whenever we're together. He also sends me some for special occasions, like at graduation or Christmas. The rest of my family doesn't really cook!
My cooking triumphs
About four years ago, I spent the last few weeks before Christmas making a million festive goodies to put together on sampler plates for friends. It was incredibly hectic, but everything got done and turned out delicious!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Whole Wheat Beer Bread
Fantastic recipe! I made a few changes... since I couldn't find aluminum-free baking powder and was worried about the taste, I lowered the amount to about 3 tsps. I also used 2 cups whole wheat to 1 cup allpurpose flour and added about 1 tbsp each of molasses and honey to the mix. We used a bottle of some type of milk stout and pour melted butter over the top. My boyfriend thought it was a little sweet, but we both loved it, especially with a bowl of chili!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2006
Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread
Great flavor and very easy recipe! I doubled the spices and added 1/2 cup applesauce. For some reason, it was done about 20 minutes before the recipe called for (my oven usually bakes fast, though). The bread was still a little drier than I wanted, but much better than other gingerbread recipes I've tried... especially with some cold whipped cream on top!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2005
Chocolate Rum Balls I
I might have done something wrong, because these kept turning into rum blobs and sticking together. But the flavor was fantastic! (I used crushed gingersnaps)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2005
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