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Home Town: Lanham, Maryland, USA
Living In: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Frying, Southern
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I started learning how to cook from my mom. With eight kids, it was a necessity. However, I was limited to cooking staples such as chicken, breakfast foods, steak, macaroni and cheese and things like that. I really didn’t explore cooking until recently when I got married.
My favorite things to cook
I am learning that I love to cook pasta with cream sauces. (Tastes great but not kind to my waiste line)I also enjoy baking, but I'm not that good yet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The holidays have always been memorable at my mom and dad's house. My mom usually cooks and my sisters and I contribute dishes too. I hope to carry on this tradition when my husband and I have children of our own.
My cooking triumphs
I haven't had a triumph yet. Most of the recipes I make come out good, but I haven't really tried to make anything super hard.
My cooking tragedies was kind of a tragedy. I was making a chocolate cake for my housewarming party. I knew it seemed too thick as I poured it into the cake pans, but I just put it in the oven anyway. While making the second cake, I realized that I didn't add water to the first cake. All in all, it seemed bad, but the first cake turned out to be a brownie like consistency. I just layered it good cake, bad cake, good cake, bad cake and iced it as usual. Surprisingly, the cake got rave reviews. I guess it wasn’t a tragedy after all.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Grandma's Sour Cream Pound Cake
Awesome! This has become a staple for birthday parties and holidays. My family raves about this recipe. The only thing I do differently is to omit the mace.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2012
Taco Seasoning I
I liked this taco seasoning. It was my first attempt at making a homemade version. It tastes different than the prepackaged kind, and after adjusting to it, I think that prefer the more authentic taste. I did add a beef bouillon, but that made it too salty. Next time, I might half the salt a keep the buillon. I also added about 2/3 cup of water to the beef after it was browned. It's so nice not to need the packages when I feel like making a taco salad! Thanks for a great recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2012
Chicken Pot Pie IX
Excellent! My husband (who is picky) had two servings and ate it for lunch the next day.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2012

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