Luv2BakeGirl Profile - (18771626)

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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.
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Slow Cooker Chops
With the suggested changes included (from other's tips), it is 5 stars. Here is what I did: Added seasoned salt to each side and browned the chops in oil. Added condensed beef broth into pan after chops cooked to get the bits from browning. Added mushroom soup and about 1 extra can water. Tossed in a handful of frozen diced onions and a minced garlic clove along with a pinch of general seasoning from our local olive oil shop that has a few dried red bell peppers, parsley, thyme. Next time will also add 1-2 T white wine. Cooked on high for 6 hours and did not add potatoes or green beans (hub doesn't like). Served over mashed potatoes with peas on the side. These were tender and very tasty. Can't wait to eat the leftovers!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2014
Peanut Butter Cocoa No-Bake Cookies
Love these and have been making them for years. Agree with previous reviewers to reduce sugar to about 1 and 3/4 c (I don't care for these with brown sugar - white is better to my taste), no need for Karo, use rolled oats (not quick cooking or steel cut). I combine everything except vanilla and cook together for a minimum of 2 minutes (softens up the oats) and use a whisk to keep stirring. Let sit 1 min and then drop them out. I also leave out the actual peanuts - pb is sufficient. One of my favorite cookies from childhood!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2013
Sweet Dinner Rolls
These are the bomb! Made a test batch for hubby before launching into roll production for Thanksgiving. Melt in your mouth delish! Followed the recipe exactly, and they turned out perfectly! Thanks for making me look good with the relatives! (Now I am making them for Christmas as well!) If the batch is too large for rolls, you can use half to make Cinnamon rolls, which turned out great also. Followed another reviewer's suggestion to make balls for rolls (not risen) and freeze for later. When you are ready to use them, put them out to thaw at room temperature and rise until about double in size, baking at 350 until done.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2013
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