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crazyboymom


crazyboymom
 
Home Town: Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Anoka, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Photography
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Boy Crazy
About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom of four boys, hence username crazyboymom. I am currently pursuing a photograhpy business with a focus on maternity and newborn shots. I love the photojournalistic style that seems to capture life. I have been married for 16 years. I believe in being real, and I am learning to be a compassionate listener.
My favorite things to cook
New Recipes, Desserts, Asian Cuisine. I love duplicating restaurant recipes I have enjoyed, for example, the berry pie with lemon infused crust they serve at Granite City. Yum! I love blessing my family with desserts. Like Red Velvet Cake, Tira Misu, Banana Cream and Pecan Pie. I am very inspired by my very own cooking/baking guru Amanda, and by Cooks Country and Cooks Illustrated magazines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My moms spaghetti and meatballs. It was my grandmothers (she was a Finish woman who married a Sicilian man) We used to go to my grandma's once a year, I think in the fall, and everyone! would gather in their 1900's home in South Minneapolis and feast. Fruit salad, italian bread warmed in the oven, big tender meatballs that simmered half the day. It has been too long.
My cooking triumphs
Using yeast! hahaha. I was always intimidated by it. As a child, I would hear about how the yeast could be killed, and I never wanted to try it. Thanks Amanda who taught me better.
My cooking tragedies
Two years in a row I undercooked our Thanksgiving turkey. My mother in law doesnt trust me with it any more, but she would never let me know it.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Blueberry French Toast
I was in a pinch and needed to substitute the cream cheese with Ricotta. Hopefully the guests didnt mind the gritty texture.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2009
Salisbury Steak
Yum! thanks for such a delicious diversion from my staple meals.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2009
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies II
DE-licious! I used Andes Mint Chips. Mine came out flat and I love thick cake like cookies. I added some salt, maybe not enough. Does anyone have suggestions for making them thicker? More flour? Aside from that I loved them.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2008
 
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