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Home Town: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Springville, Pa, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Loki and Zim
Garlic Cheese Ball
About this Cook
I'm a divorced single mom now with two step grandchildren and hope to cook for and teach my two grandsons some of the family recipes and the new ones I find here.
My favorite things to cook
Chantel's New York Cheesecake (everyone loves it when I make this), 2 ingredient fudge, beef and broccoli in soy and oyster sauce, chicken nuggets, garlic cheeseball for holidays, roast beef and yorkshire pudding
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother made a beautiful cut-out sugar cookie with hard icing for Christmas and all the kids in the family would line up at the counter and decorate before the icing hardened! Now I make the cookies and my daughter and step grandsons decorate.
My cooking triumphs
Chantels New York Cheesecake. I never thought I could ever make a cheesecake, but this comes out perfect every time. Even when I experiment with flavors! I even did a grasshopper (mint and chocolate) cheesecake! Everyone said it was to die for!
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to count here.
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Buckeye Balls II
I just made these wonderful Buckeyes and I followed the recipe along with a few of the suggestions in the reviews. Having said that, let me tell you what I found. 4 cups of sugar is WAAAAY too much for this recipe! I used 3 cups as per review suggestions and it was perfect. I also melted the chocolate chips in the microwave (as I always do) but I added 1 tablespoon of shortening to keep it smooth and flowing. This recipe worked out great for me with only a couple of minor adjustments. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2013
Simple Strawberry Sauce
This is what my mother ALWAYS did for strawberry shortcake and it's what I do now. I've also taught my daughter to do it this way. Of course I don't use measurements (because my mother never did either). I just sprinkle sugar on until it "looks right" stir them up and let them sit until a nice syrup forms. I make Jiffy mix biscuits and pour the strawberries and syrup over and dig in! I didn't see the rude comment made but I'm sure it wasn't necessary. A lot of people (obviously) need and like just such a recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2012
Yorkshire Pudding
When I was young my grandmother of English heritage always made roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas dinner. When she passed away, so did the tradition. So this Christmas I made it for my daughter and her boyfriend, using this recipe for my Yorkshire. I doubled the recipe and baked it in the roasting pan from the roast and it was absolutely perfect! We all loved it and I had such fond memories that I made the yorkies for myself two more times in the next week! I hand whisked it all 3 times and it was fine. I also didn't make it ahead or use room temp ingredients and it was still fine. Today I put all the ingredients in the bowl and mixed them together at the same time. And it came out just as wonderful as the other two times! I did, however, heat the drippings (butter last two times) till it was very hot and sizzling. Perfect Yorkshire just like Bama used to make! I just wish I could give it more than five stars! That person who wrote that it was the worst recipe they'd ever encountered...all I can say is "you MUST have done something wrong" because this recipe is perfect!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2012

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