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forgetmenot060903


forgetmenot060903
 
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Living In: Nome, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a single mother to a beautiful daughter Bethany...she definately keeps me on my toes! I love Alaska, I was born & raised here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else & the thing I like most about it is being so close to my family. I also met my wonderful boyfriend Greg here, he just moved up from Michigan and is a police officer with the city of Nome. I know he's a keeper because my daughter LOVES him, and he loves her just as much. I am really lucky. I recently graduated from college, and I am a Director of a Child Advocacy Center, which deals with abused children and it is the most fulfilling job but it also carries a lot of stress. So, I love to bake & run outdoors to relax & have quiet time.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy dinners, stir-fry's, italian dishes, mexian dishes, and my favorite foods are chicken & pork, cookies, quick breads, and a new favorite is yeast breads. I have been branching out a lot lately and just sucessfully made doughnuts! yum! My boyfriend just got a moose & a musk ox (it is a crazy looking animal for sure!) which actually tastes just like beef, but healthier.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking and making things from scratch. My mom makes everything home-made and it is wonderful! She also eats very healthy, which I have also come to love. My grandmother on my fathers side taught her many recipes, and to this day I love to cook/bake for my dad because our Grandma Krier would make special treats just for him. His favorite is a pinapple upside down cake, followed by jewish moons, and egg noodles.
My cooking triumphs
Making delicious homemade bread, pizza crust & doughnuts! It took me a little bit to understand the science of yeast, and I am so glad all of my efforts have paid off!
My cooking tragedies
I started to bake when I was very young, so when I was making my first batch of peanut butter cookies, I put 1/4 cup of salt in the dough instead of 1/4 teaspoon. My dad wasn't too happy about that!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Honey Peanut Granola
Yum, I sub Almond slices for the Peanuts and use 1/2 Vanilla 1/2 Almond extracts for what the recipe calls for. Highly recommend this recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2011
Hockey Pucks
These were good & they do remind me of the Girl Scout Tagalong cookies. Next time I think I will mix in some powdered sugar with the peanut butter to change the texture and make it sweeter.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2007
Crusty Potato Bread
This is to answer the question on how to perhaps prepare this w/out a bread machine. So here goes: 1. Take 1/2 cup of the water needed and heat until warm about 110-115 degrees F. Mix this with the yeast and the sugar. Allow to bubble in an oven on WARM for 20 minutes. In the mean time mix together 1 cup of flour needed and the 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes, set aside. 2. Melt the butter, salt and remaining water (3/4 cup) until WARM (see temp above) and add to the first yeast mixture. 3. Then add the flour/instant mashed potato flakes to the liquids. Then, I would add the remaining flour as needed. 4. Knead dough for 10 minutes, then set aside to rise until doubled about 1 hour. Once it has risen, punch dough down and let rest 5 minutes. Then, shape dough as you want, put in bread pan, as rolls in 9x13" dish, etc. Allow to rise again, for about 45 minutes. Bake rolls at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Bake bread for 40-45 minutes or until done. Good Luck!

277 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2007
 
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