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frances g.

frances g.
Home Town: Union City, California, USA
Living In: San Jose, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
baking sweets, chicken enchiladas, pasta, thin crust pizzas, soups
My favorite family cooking traditions
my family makes tamales every year at christmas. it began with my mom, aunt and me when i was 8 years old. since then, it's a roving cast of characters and we never know who's going to show up. it's loads of fun to work and chat while working up an appetite for the first batch to be that night's dinner!
My cooking triumphs
i made my first wedding cake this year. it was just a smaller 2-tier cake, but it was my first time using fondant, so i was very proud of it!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was amazing! I used sweet potatoes and apples from my organic CSA veggie box and threw in a Bosc pear just cos I had one. I layered a bit of the pecan topping mixture in the middle so we could have pecans throughout the casserole. I layered everything in a medium round Pyrex and it was just the right size to fit this recipe. I'm going to make this another time for dessert and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt on top -- it's that good!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2011
Fabulous Cilantro Pesto
I made the pesto recipe as is and LOVED it! I used it on a pizza with roasted chicken and then on pasta. Beautiful bright green color and delish flavor!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2011
Simple White Cake
i made this cake twice in one week and it came out great both times! i tried 2 cookbook recipes for white cake before this and wasn't happy with either result. both were dry and too dense. this cake is moist and delicious! i read a bunch of the reviews and did add extra milk. i am making a 3-layer half sheet cake for a birthday this weekend, so i made 3 double batches (i doubled this recipe for each half sheet) and they all came out nice. thanks for sharing this recipe -- it's now my go-to white cake!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2010

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