Luv2BakeGirl Profile - (18771626)


Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Living In: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books
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Feb. 18, 2010 12:07 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010 2:45 pm
Hi there - My name is Deb L. and I am one of the fun-lovin' Limbachs who are all somehow connected by food!  In an effort to preserve some of our family history and to bring us together, I wanted to start this blog to share some of the family recipes I have been carefully guarding over… MORE
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About this Cook
I had the original Betty Crocker for Kids Cookbook when I was about 8 years old. After I got over the Easy Bake Oven phase, I started seriously cooking and baking at about 11 or 12 years old (when I joined 4-H and was trying to score my first blue ribbon!) Seventeen "Butter Cakes" later, I did get my blue, thanks to loads of help, suggestions and patience from my wonderful mom!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts for my husband, brunch, Weight Watcher and diabetic friendly foods, snacks, a nice meal on the grill!
My favorite family cooking traditions
In addition to turkey and all of the fixin's, I love eating our traditional German sauerkraut and bacon at Thanksgiving. My grandmother also started a bunny cake tradition at Easter that we loved as kids and still love now.
My cooking triumphs
I spent untold amounts of money and time to make a gingerbread house for a contest one time. It looked so beautiful! (despite a patch job on the candy laden roof) Although I didn't win, it was great fun. I really enjoyed the process and learned how much money you can truly spend on cooking and baking!
My cooking tragedies
I would rather tell about my mom's cooking tragedy, since she is one of the best cooks. As a young teen, she lovingly prepared an apple pie for the family dinner. Proudly presenting it at dessert time, her grandfather Teddy oohed and ahhhd over it. After springing from his chair to make a stirring speech about the pie's beauty, he dug his fork in with gusto. "Up to my lips and through my gums, look out Teddy, here she comes!" he exclaimed proudly. He stuffed his mouth full with a huge bite. My mother anxiously awaited his approval...and then he made a terrible face and spit it out! She had accidentally put salt into the pie instead of sugar! I can just picture how my grandmother was doubled over shrieking with laughter, tears running down her cheeks. Even though he ended up being fine, my poor mom has never heard the end of this episode and still laughs to this day about it.
Recipe Reviews 75 reviews
American Potato Salad
This is the bomb! I did make changes as suggested by Dale's review, and before I even finished it, I was "tasting" a little too much! Changes made: For dressing, mixed Miracle Whip lite with 1/2 Tblsp white wine vinegar, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp Lawrys seasoning salt,2 Tblsp Famous Daves spicy relish, 1 Tblsp dijon mustard, 2 t salt, 1 tsp black pepper and a sprinkling each of dill weed and garlic powder. I reduced celery to 1 stalk and whirled the peppers and celery in the food processor (my family doesn't care for the texture of big chunks). Next time, I may also add about 1-2 tsp of dry ranch dip mix (we like very flavorful food!). I boiled 2 extra eggs to slice as garnish for the top and sprinkled paprika over the whole lot. Definitely a keeper! Thanks Joslyn for a great recipe :)

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Reviewed On: May 9, 2015
Wonderful Waffles
We loved these! I put lemon extract, lemon peel and fresh blueberries in half of them (for me) and left the other half plain for hubby (just added about 1/2 t vanilla). Didn't change a thing otherwise. Light, fluffy and moist - not heavy at all. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2015
Pumpkin Pie
So delicious and much better than the Libby's can recipe! I used dark brown sugar in place of the white sugar, replaced the corn syrup with 1 tablespoon of molasses and 1 tablespoon of honey. Also added 1 T of whiskey and 1 t vanilla. Subbed about 1 and 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice instead of spices and threw in a sprinkling of dried orange peel. This is the bomb! Making it again tomorrow for Thanksgiving~

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2014
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