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Living In: Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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"mrs sigg's snickerdoodles"
"soft oatmeal cookies"
"classic peanut butter cookies"
About this Cook
hi, my name is emiko and i live in northeast pa. i'm married w/2 kids and 3 step kids. i work full time and my main hobbies are cooking, scrapbooking and reading. i also prepare meals for my father that he can freeze and heat up in the microwave, combining my love for my family and love of cooking. and obviously, one of my favorite tv shows is "buffy the vampire slayer", hence my user name and pic. i have gotten most of my immediate family completely hooked on that show. we pretty much relate to life accoring to a particular episode, lol.
My favorite things to cook
i'm definately known for my baking, "the cookie lady". i'm "required" to bake about 10 dozen chocolate chip cookies for our monthly managers meeting at work. otherwise, there are 12 very unhappy men and women. at christmas time, i make about a dozen different kinds of christmas cookies. i love trying new things for dinner as well. my favorites are italian and mexican/latin dishes. my family usually make good guinea pigs and are completely honest. i also try to find out to make something that you can get in a box homemade. i figure, in this economy, if you can make home made w/ingredients you have on hand, the more you can use on other things. also, homemade is so much tastier, and you KNOW what's in it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
when my gram was still around, we used make potato pancakes at her house a couple of times during the summer. it was always gram, my mom, myself and my two cousins. later on our kids were in the mix. gram made the best potato pancakes ever. whenever we make them, i always think of her.
My cooking triumphs
chocolate chip cookies!!! i use "the best chocolate chip cookie" recipe from this site, 5 stars.
My cooking tragedies
the first time i made homemade gravy. what a disaster! lumpy, pasty, no flavor what so ever. luckily, i've lived and learned from my mistakes.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Banana Cake VI
Well, I can't say that I got to taste it since the entire cake was eaten at church and none made it home. Judging by what my friends told me, it's fantastic and I have requests for the recipe. Patience, grasshopper, patience. This WILL work. Yes, preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Trust me, IT WORKS! You may have to bake longer than hour. In my oven, a total of 1 hour and 25 minutes. Start checking with a toothpick at the hour mark, if you need more time, check in 5-10 minute increments. It looks like the cake will never cook but then voila, it's done. I don't know if anyone else did it, but I beat the frosting on high speed for a few extra minutes to make it extra fluffy. Plus, since I don;t like my sweets too sweet, I cut back on the sugar in the cake by 1/4 cup and in the frosting by 1/2 cup.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2013
Slow Cooker Ham
I'm on the fence on this one. I used my normal smoked ham butt and ended up with ham pot roast. It was very juicy and ended up with incredible dark brown ham stock for yummy ham gravy. I will play around with the timing and type of ham. I'm guessing that I didn't need the entire 8 hours this time around but had no choice since I had morning church service and work afterwards. Like I said, I will play around with this in the future and update. I am giving a high 4 star review since this is a convenient cooking method and the ham was nice and juicy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2012
Pork and Green Chile Casserole
I made this for a pot luck and it was a big hit. I did not change a single ingredient. The one and only adjustment I made was to put the dish in a crock pot, layer the cheese on top and allowed the cheese to melt while the crock pot was on the keep warm setting for an hour. Don't be afraid of the cream of chicken soup and the seasoning was perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2012

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