ilovetosparkle Profile - (18932941)

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Home Town: Poquoson, Virginia, USA
Living In: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography
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Banana Pudding IV
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About this Cook
I'm almost 37 - I have a 19 year old son in his Freshman year at University of Louisville - I'm engaged - we have a cat we all adore - my fiance and I both love to cook and eat really yummy food!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking - but I also like busting out one of my gourmet cookbooks and fixing meals I've never fixed before. I actually like to cooking anythng.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm from the South - we love collard greens. My Great Aunt and I absolutely love to cook, eat, and talk about food together. Everything we do revolves around food - our most memorable tradition is that the entire time we eat a meal, we talk about food!
My cooking triumphs
I finally mastered the art of making fudge!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to master fudge was a trial and error process with more errors than anything else!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Chocolate Chip Pie I
The ONLY change I made was reducing the butter to 1 stick instead of 2. It turned out to be a gooey mess - the pie fell completely while cooling - when I cut it, it was just a mess - crunchy on top and a gooey mess on the inside!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2010
Holiday Chicken Salad
I used red seedless grapes cut in half in place of the dried cranberries - my fiancé says this is award-winning chicken salad!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2009
Banana Pudding IV
I made this last night - our guests didn't stop talking about it the entire time they were here!!! I used 1 small package of vanilla pudding and 1 small package of banana pudding - I used 1.5 cups of cold whole and 1.5 cups of cold heavy cream - I didn't use the whole can of condensed milk - and I used the extra creamy cool-whip. I used my stand mixer and beat this on high so it whipped up the heavy cream and made for a really yummy whipped, creamy texture! I used my trifle dish which resulted in 2 layers of vanilla wafers, bananas, and pudding. I've uploaded a picture - it was beautiful! THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2009

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