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Home Town: Bettendorf, Iowa, USA
Living In: St. Paul Park, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
After leaving the Quad Cities in my formative Teen years I have lived all over the country and now reside in MN. My household consists of 2 cats and me. One cat shy of crazy cat lady status. :)
My favorite things to cook
Desserts. I love to bake, I am working on cooking but it doesn't hold the same draw for me that baking does. Cakes, cookies (cut-out butter cookies are my specialty), bars, pies, learning candies... You name it, I'll try it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have become the Christmas baker for my family. Not quite sure how that happened but I love it. I start in November and bake until just before Christmas. Every year I try something new, sometimes it is so well received it becomes a new staple.
My cooking triumphs
I made and Isle of Sudor cake for my friend’s son's 2nd birthday. He wanted a tunnel so I made a mountain cake with a hole clear through it. Miracle of miracles, the thing not only stood but transported well.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to name. They usually involve cooking and not baking.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Emily's Famous Marshmallows
I haven't used this reciepe but the ingredients are nearly identical to one I have used. The results were fantastic, if the process was a bit messy. I 1/2 dipped mine in milk and dark chocolates. They were greeted with rave reviews. One note: the batter keeps climbing up the beaters. It was a challenge to keep the mix in the bowl while whipping.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 19, 2009
Magic Peanut Butter Middles
I have been using this recipe for years, got it from a cooking mag. I have a friend who asks me to make them every year for her birthday. It does take some practice to get the dough to filling just right but after you make them a few times, they come together perfectly and quickly. I roll the balls in sugar then smoosh them a bit with a flat bottomed glass.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2009
Chocolate Covered Cherries
This recipe is AWSOME! I made it for valentines day and was greeted with rave reviews. After reading several other reviews I used the idea to soak some of the cherries for 24hrs in different kinds of alchohol such as rum, cognac and port, then made mixed boxes as gifts (Hint: use white chocolate to create identifying marks on each flavor). Since it was only about 4 days from creation to consumption the centers hadn't completely liquified but no one minded; however, I will definately make them further in advance next time. I agree the fondant should be cut in half and the chocoate doubled (at least). I also rolled out the fodant between wax paper to 1/4" thick and used a 1 inch round cookie cutter to get the perfect uniform amount of filling. This one will be made again and again.

33 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2007

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