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SWEET_KITTY


SWEET_KITTY
 
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Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying
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About this Cook
I'm a multi-tasker. I work and go to school. *-* TIP: Have your significant other look through your most often used recipe book. Have colored post-it tags and a pen/pencil on hand and instruct your SO to signify his/her liking for certain foods: Red tags could mean "Eat on rare occasion"; Blue, "Once a week"; Green -"Everyday", Yellow "Every other day." If there's other commentary your SO would like to include, he/she can write on the colored tag. My SO did this and indicated that he'd like to try certain recipes he'd never had before, that some dishes were for special occasions only, some required substitutions and/or abstinence from the inclusion of a particular ingredient he didn't like or a different version (EX: for apple pie, he wrote "Grandma's recipe!".)
My favorite things to cook
Pancakes, waffles, muffins, steak, rice balls, burritos, broccoli, asparagus, carrots
My favorite family cooking traditions
- Baking sugar cookies and snowball cookies (aka tea cookies). I've improved on the tradition recently on the snowballs for some fantastically festive fare.
My cooking triumphs
- Cooking something fiance likes is always a triumph - Deliciously refreshing pancakes with peppermint extract - Awesome pumpkin muffins made with white chocolate chips - Easy chili-mac that my brothers couldn't get enough of - Near industrial sized batch of chocolate chip cookies for a bake sale -Iced sugar cookies intended to appeal to little ones that turned out to be a hit with the adults. -Hot cocoa from scratch with cayenne pepper!!!
My cooking tragedies
- Seized chocolate is a shame. And veggie oil to reverse it makes it taste awfully cheap.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Cinnamon Pancakes in a Jar
I've not made these pancakes but on principle, I wouldn't make pancakes with veggie oil as this doesn't usually yield the fluffy, easy to swallow results most want.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2008
Health Nut Blueberry Muffins
I enjoy baked goods and this is among my favorites especially because of its health value. But I will note that I changed a few things according to what was available to me and maybe better. Changes: 1) instead of all-purpose flour, I used whole wheat pastry flour 2)instead of just regular blueberries, I used wild dried blueberries and dried cranberries, waiting until the batter was in the muffin cups to add them -one small spoon of blueberries and one small spoon of cranberries (the amounts each covered a half of the batter's surface in the cup) -and then mixed the berries and batter in the cups (I used a chopstick for this) 3) instead of using white granulated sugar, I used packed brown sugar in about the same amount as the granulated sugar, if not a little bit more. I did this to continue the theme of healthy ingredients and earthy flavor. The result was an EXCELLENT muffin that in my opinion is better than some found in restaurants. The muffins are sweet, fairly light for a wheat-laden muffin and has berry in every bite.

176 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2005
Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These cookies are so awesome. My friends and family love 'em. They're not the cheapest cookies to make but oOoOo! those cookies are good! I like to make 'em nice and big and they turn out resembling those bought at the store but of much better quality. Classmates that have sampled these cookies are jealous that my cookies come out so well and ask me to bring 'em to class so that they can devour them. *LoL* I made these for a bake sale in which I was only required to bring ten baggies valued at a $1 a piece but brought 20 baggies; by the end of the night, I found that most of them had been sold. A guy I knew commented on how soft they were in such a way that it conveyed they idea that he was pleased/impressed. These are definitely cookies that require some work and care -you've gotta watch them in the oven but overall, once you've gotten a batch that's just right some time in the beginning, you can stick to it. Pay attention to the syrup proportions and don't mix up the measurements for the choco syrup and corn syrup -I did and I had to quadruple an already tripled recipe. My mom and I STILL have cookie dough -not that the family's complaining about fresh cookies or anything. ^_^

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2003
 
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