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luv2cook
 
Home Town: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
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Recipe Reviews 136 reviews
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
I had almost 2 cups of light cream that had soured, so I looked for something to make with it. This cake was delicious! I only made 2 substitutions: brown sugar for white and pecans for walnuts in the filling. The cake was incredibly moist with a smooth texture. I made it in a bundt pan, but next time will bake it in a regular tube pan. You'll want the streusel caramelized on top! BTW, it took about 55-60 minutes in this type of pan. For the sake of your thighs, don't make this too often! It's hard to resist another slice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2015
Maryland Crab Cakes I
Exactly right. These are true Maryland crab cakes. For the right texture, be sure to use back fin lump crabmeat.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2015
French Silk Chocolate Pie
I used a homemade crust with Ghirardelli chocolate and reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup (I prefer it a bit less sweet). You absolutely must use real butter, softened, but not melted! You can pasteurize your own eggs by placing them in water on a stovetop. Using a digital thermometer, slowly heat the pot up to 140F and hold for 3 whole minutes. Rinse with cold water. (Be sure to save this trick for your favorite chocolate mousse recipe as well!) Just watch out. This pie goes from your mouth straight to your thighs, but oh, it is worth it!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2015
 
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