DANCERDEDE Profile - (18813921)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Dessert
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Chocolate Eclair Cake
Chocolate Cupcakes
Sour Cream Coffee Cake III
Lemon Chewy Crisps
About this Cook
I started to become really interested in cooking when I found out I had high cholesterol levels. I found that by making things myself, they were often healthier and better than anything that is store bought. If you want to contact me about any photograph's or recipes I've submitted please email me at
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to do is baking. I've always had a sweet tooth, but I've also been very conscious about my health. I have therefore taken recipes over the years and converted them into some really great dishes. I like experimenting with flax seed, whole wheat flour, splenda, and other healthy ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is from England so I've grown up with some traditional English dishes. For example, in the winters we often have a typical roast beef dinner served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, and lots of vegetables. My mom has tried teaching me how to make Yorkshire puddings, but so far mine have come out flat and dense. Also, on Christmas, we have the traditional English Pudding which we drench with brandy and light on fire. This isn't my favorite dish, but the white sauce that goes with it is very tasty.
My cooking triumphs
I think I've made some really good cookies and cakes. For instance, I took in a batch of coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (which I had modified the recipe) to my school, and they were a huge success. People were asking me to bring in more the next day.
My cooking tragedies
I've had a couple tragedies, for instance I substituted coconut oil for butter in a cookie recipe and they came out revolting (I think I had to through them out). Another time I was making brownies and I didn't realize that I only had one egg until I had already started. I decided I could substitute some applesauce and low fat cream cheese for the missing egg. Bad idea. They came out tasting like flour.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Cranberry Orange Loaf
Everything about this recipe was perfect; it was moist, had the right amount of sweetness and flavor, etc. The only thing that I will do for next time is to chop the cranberries into small pieces. The bitterness was a little overpowering with whole berries.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2006
Glorious Sponge Cake
I love this recipe. The only change I made was to use lemon juice instead of lemon extract and I cooked it for about 45 minutes. I drizzeled the cake with a simple lemon icing and served it with vanilla ice cream (although I don't think the ice cream was necessary). The flavor and the texture are nice and light and are perfect for a summer dessert.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2006
Snickerdoodles II

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2006

In Season

A Day To Remember
A Day To Remember

Memorial Day is a time to get together with friends and family for food, fun, and memories.

Potato Salad
Potato Salad

Nothing beats a big bowl of cool, creamy potato salad at your cookout.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States