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Erica Brooke

Erica Brooke
Home Town: Orlando, Florida, USA
Living In: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom and home maker. I enjoy cooking for my husband and young daughter so much that almost every meal we eat is home prepared. I also love having dinner parties or get-togethers where my friends and family can try my appetizers, desserts or main dishes.
My favorite things to cook
I am always trying new recipes and ideas. I love those that require creativity and you can turn you food into "art". A few of the family favorites are Corned Beef & Rice, Arroz con Pollo and Spaghetti. Those may seem ordinary, but I can make them taste pretty delicious.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a great cake decorator. She can make beautiful cakes and I am just beginning to pick up the trait.
My cooking triumphs
On my daughters second birthday I invited all the children from her daycare and their parents for a total of 22 kids, mostly toddlers, and about 15 adults. I pulled off enough cooked food such as spanish rice and chicken wings, finger foods, and a double size birthday cake for all guests. I felt great with all the compliments I received. Even my husband, when he first saw all the food set up, said "you really know how to throw a party".
My cooking tragedies
The worst time I ever had in the kitchen was when I volunteered to do a last minute baby shower cake. I baked three cakes before it came out right, so I was decorating well into the night. In the end the cake was cute, but not what it was supposed to be.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Pumpkin Spice Latte
The pumpkin sinks to the bottom for a nasty mushiness that I never want to drink, ever. Just nix the pumpkin and its fine

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2011
Pizza Dough I
Great crust for being so easy, soft and delicious

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2011
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
followed recipe, tasted great, this is my new method from now on versus my stockpot stovetop method before. thanks

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2011

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