TREEGRL97 Profile - (18745410)

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Home Town: Franklin, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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baby shower
Hand-carved teddy bear cake
Fun spring cake
Looks ike a dog!
About this Cook
I work full time and still find time to cook. It is my stress reliever. When my husband comes home on a Saturday or Sunday and finds the kitchen a mess with piles of muffins, cakes, cookies, rice krispy treats and candies the first thing he'll say is "what's wrong?" Sometimes I just get inspired to create, other times I need to releive stress by taking control of the ingredients and manipulating them into something beautiful.
My favorite things to cook
Right now I am into using fresh home-grown garden ingredients and trying to branch out a bit into underused ingredients. It can be difficult with a VERY picky husband, but I sneak plenty of things in that he has never caught onto.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eating the cookie dough while my mom was trying to make cookies. Thankfully she always made a double batch of dough. My mom also cooks when she is stressed...I must have learned that from her.
My cooking triumphs
Finding out that I am very skilled at cake decorating, and creative enough that friends often call me to do cakes for them.
My cooking tragedies
Starting the stove on fire when I was 13 (the morning after my sleepover party) because the oil splashed onto the burner
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Cinnamon Rolls II
Best Cinnamon rolls I've mave by far. A few tweaks to the original... added 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/8 tsp almond extract to dough. Used KitchenAid to mix dough and it took about 1 cup more, but I added it slowly. It never pulled away from the bowl - was still sticky but I put it on a well floured surface and kneaded 1 min or so and it turned out beautifully. I also let rise 2 hours and they were light and airy! Served at a party with great reviews and people took all the leftovers home.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2010
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
Grest base recipe first time I made it. Second time I added 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp. almond extract and 1/4 tsp freshly grated cinnamon. Freakin' awesome!!! Made it 4 days in a row due to requests when family was in town.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2010
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
I changed to chocolate pudding and white chocolate chips....waaaay better than the old recipe i was using that called for cocoa powder.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2009

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