RUNBECK1 Profile - (18795170)

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Home Town: Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Maine, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking
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Fluffy White Frosting
Crazy Cake with Fluffy White Frosting
Everything - Bread Machine Bagels
About this Cook
I live in Maine with my husband and baby boy. My education is in Psychology and I have spent my years since college working in Special Education. Now I use all of that education and experience taking care of my son. We enjoy our days together and make frequent trips to playgroup and library story time. At home I enjoy playing with my baby, reading, researching online, baking, sewing, and crocheting.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking but my true passion in the kitchen is baking! I have always enjoyed baking from scratch and that love has paid off recently. When I became a stay at home mom I needed to save money anywhere I could so I started baking my own bread every week. When my son was a few weeks old we discovered he had issues with soy and milk protein. So my choice was to either cut those from my diet or put him on formula. Needless to say I have been making EVERYTHING myself ever since. Now I am in search of the best allergen free recipes I can find.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The night before Thanksgiving we gather at my mother's house to bake pies. It started as my Mom, sister, and I but it has grown much bigger since. Now we have our own aprons for the "Turk-eve Bakery" and have expanded it to include my grandmother, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Hot Carob
This was delicious and satisfied my 4 year old chocolate lover. I used a local raw honey that was very flavorful but I think it will also work with something a little more mild.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2012
Potato Latkes I
Amazing recipe! Delicious and so easy to make. I used a dish towel instead of cheesecloth and it worked fine. I also used olive oil in place of the peanut oil. I can't wait to make these again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2009
Summer Squash Puffs
A great way to use up squash from my garden. I used a few suggestions from the other reviewers. I shredded my squash and used it without precooking and pan fried the fritters in a little bit of olive oil. Very tasty!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2009

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