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Pixie Cakes

Pixie Cakes
Home Town: Baytown, Texas, USA
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Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My grandmother was the epitome of Southern graciousness. She loved trying and sharing new recipes, and she always had a tin of fresh baked cookies ready for us when we visited. Meals were always a production, from breakfast, to evening cocktails, (for us it was Shirley Temples and or Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla with Chocolate syrup). She made lima beans sublime, and her Red Velvet Cake will never be equaled. My mother, too, is a fantastic cook. Without knowing it she has taught me everything I know about the kitchen. We didn't always have tons of money, but somehow she made us feel like royalty when she served us a mayonaisse sandwich. It's all in the attitude!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! And I love to present, and to explore and share new flavors and culinary experiences.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookie baking at Chrismas, big family pot lucks at any gathering.
My cooking triumphs
Pralines, Memaws chocolate chip cookies, Memaws Chicken and Spaghetti, (everyone's favorite!)
My cooking tragedies
burning sugar in the microwave at the coffee shop where I worked. ARG!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Muenster Au Gratin Potatoes
Made this tonight for my supper... O.M.G. SOOOO GOOD! And I can see where it would lend its self to variation. Maybe add sauteed mushrooms. Julianned ham. Imagination! I'm going to have to watch myself to keep from eating the entire thing myself!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2014
Blackened Shrimp Stroganoff
We really enjoyed this! I subbed white wine for half of the second addition of broth, added spinach at the last, a sprinkling of Parmesan, little salt and pepper and we were cookin' with gas! Delish!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2014
Choco Shortbreads
This was a BIG mistake!!! Why? Because I'm ADDICTED to this recipe! The first time I made it I almost ate the dough before baking, until I discovered how good the finished cookies are. Now I can't stop playing around with the basic recipe. I've made several variations: Chocolate laced, plain, (w/out chocolate) Pecan sandies, Lemon, Lemon Lavender, and I've decorated with frosting and fondant flowers. The dough holds it's shape while baking, so it makes beautiful cutouts and springerle. Wonderful,Wonderful recipe!!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2011

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