DanaL Profile - Allrecipes.com (18678845)

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Living In: Long Island, New York, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I was just married in October 2006 and am trying to get better and better every day. My husbands mother is a great cook so I have to be good! So far so good, he is very happy with things that I've made.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake the most (only because I like to eat the result!) but I enjoy cooking mostly anything that isn't too time consuming or complicated.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has always been big on quantity and variety at every meal.
My cooking triumphs
Most of what I've made so far has come out very good, so that is all I can ask for!
My cooking tragedies
So far, no tragedies, well except for setting the fire alarm off a few times but who hasn't? ;-)
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Marinated Vegetable Medley
This was pretty good, an easy side for using up extra raw veggies.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2009
Pumpkin Fudge
I read most of the reviews and attempted this recipe twice. I cook, I follow recipes often, and I was shocked I totally screwed it up the first time!! My fudge didn't set, I don't think I boiled it long enough (I did 18 minutes but I don't think my heat was high enough, I kept it more like a low-medium b/c it was boiling and medium heat seemed too high and I was afraid I was going to burn it) More importantly, I didn't have a full cup of white chocolate chips for the first batch so that could have been part of it too. The second time, I think I got it right, kinda. I was afraid to under-cook it again so I cooked it for like 21 mins on medium heat. I might have overcooked it a little bit but in the end it set fine, its just a little dry...probably b/c I over did it by the three minutes. The taste is really good but I wish it was a little smoother. It feels a little grainy in your mouth unless I did something else wrong?! Overall, its decent and I will be serving it to guests! I might attempt it one more time.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2009
Carrot Cake III
I got a lot of compliments on this! Nice moist cake and the frosting is perfect!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 20, 2009

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