ELFamilyAcademy Profile - Allrecipes.com (19089753)


Home Town: Sandwich, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I began cooking & baking at age 8 for 4-H and to enter baked goods in other local fairs. The kitchen brings back such great memories--and is a great place to make memories with my children.
My favorite things to cook
I head to Allrecipes for a good hearty supper recipe--and am always distracted by those tempting dessert recipes! Needless to say, I find myself in the kitchen making more sweets that necessary--Allrecipes has such a great selection.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking goods for the Sandwich Fair (in Sandwich, IL) and Thanksgiving! All four grandchildren have gathered in my mom's kitchen and prepared the entire meal together (ages 7,9,11,13)for the past three years.
My cooking triumphs
Yes, in this day and age, this is a triumph: Preparing at least 4 home-cooked meals during a 7 day week (that's filled with a plethora of family activities!).
My cooking tragedies
When I was 8 years-old I proudly made and decorated a cake for my birthday (that's when you could still take home-baked good as Bday treats for your classmates!) I always had to take the bus to school because my parents went early to work. It was in one of those metal cake pans with a sliding metal lid--so I was safe, right? Well, my cake made it to the bus stop and through the 35 minute bus ride--however, as I stepped off the bus at school, I missed the last step...yep, it landed upside-down on the walkway right in front of the school. No one got to enjoy its flavor, but at least I have pictures of it from the night before! Good memories now--but at the time it was a tragedy for an 8 year-old! :)
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs
We enjoyed this recipe. Next time I will double the marinade to have more to baste with while on the grill.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2014
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies III
What a pleasant surprise! Great flavor. I worried they would not flatten when baked and remain "haystacks". But no problem. I nice looking well rounded cookie. The kids were even happier, "Mom! We can eat the batter because there are no eggs in it!" -- I also liked the fact that this recipe did not get "stale" after a few days the way other homemade cookies do. Their taste remained consistent until they were completely gone.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2013
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Delicious! After reading the reviews: -Reduced the salt -Used half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat -Used no shortening (used all unsalted butter) -Added 1/4 cup more oats

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2012

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