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Midnight Agenda

Midnight Agenda
Home Town: San Pedro, California, USA
Living In: Spring, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I grew up in a house with a lot of homemade food due to financial restraints. So I learned early on to make a lot of stuff from scratch. When I got into college I tried a semester of cooking school but alas, it was not to be and only recently I discovered that baking is more my thing over actually cooking and I love to make sweets. But I control myself as I am usually the only one in my house who likes anything but chocolate. So I bake and make sweets to take to friends houses and it works out for me. I completely trust recipes on this wonderful website and it has repaid me with a happy and well fed hubby. Thank you AllRecipes.
My favorite things to cook
I mostly love to bake for everyone. There is almost nothing better to me than whipping up some brownies from scratch and serving them with some blue bell vanilla ice cream and seeing the look of sublime pleasure on people's faces when they taste it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother would stay up until 1-2 am cooking on thanksgiving eve when she was hosting and after I got a little older she allowed me to stay up with her and we would listen to carols as we cooks and had a special cooking/bonding time.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know about triumphs, but once in a while I come up with something that people remember for the longest time asking me when I will make it again. which is hard when you don't use a recipe.
My cooking tragedies
for a long time I couldn't make rice to save my life. haha, EVERY TIME it would burn, be undercooked and set off an alarm or two. EVEN when I would add extra water to the pot. A month or so ago I got over my fear of rice and made it with careful measuring of 1 part rice to 3 parts water and 2T butter with 1/2t salt and it came out so divine..... =D
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Italian Sausage Soup
I have made this soup half a dozen times and I love everything about it. In fact, when I found a jar of frozen soup in my freezer I immediately pulled it to take to work and I'm eating it now. I use all hot sausage and it just makes it taste amazing. Now I'm planning to invest in a dozen half pint jars so I can have frozen soup small enough to fit in the work microwave.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2013
Dump Cake II
I made this last night and it came out SOOO good. Except I think I put the ingredients in the wrong order so there is a bunch of baked, cake batter at the bottom that is all crumbly. But it's so good. I think it is fine scooped into a bowl. I will definitely make this again. It reminds me of my great grandmother.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2011
Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn
People, please don't omit the salt! Especially if you are using air popped corn, and unsalted butter especially! Salt is a flavor enhancer, just because this recipe is for a sweet food, doesn't mean salt won't take it to the next level. I made this recipe using a candy thermometer to make sure I didn't over cook the sugar and it turned out so YUMMY! The ONLY think I changed was using vanilla powder instead of extract because I was out of the latter. **(Please disregard my advice if you have a dietary restriction on Salt. BUT there are plenty of salt substitutes that could work!)**

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