LindaBeach Profile - (19409843)

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Home Town: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Living In: Dewitt, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a wife, mother of 2 boys and technology manager for state government, but cooking is my true passion. I love to read cookbooks, and dream of some day owning my own B&B with a gourmet twist.
My favorite things to cook
Soups of any kind, holiday dinners and I have developed a passion for canning.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking pies with my mom when I was a child; cooking "Soup Sundays" with my husband and kids where everyone pitches in; teaching my boys how to cook and garden; picking up farm fresh produce from Michigan's orchards and farm markets and turning it into something special for my family - we especially love u-pick fruit farms!
My cooking triumphs
Mastered my grandmother's peanut brittle recipe. Even my Uncle said it tasted just like Grandma's. Also seeing the smile on someone's face when they take that first bite of a well prepared meal.
My cooking tragedies
In the process of mastering my grandmother's peanut brittle...burned the sugar in the first batch, the peanuts in the second and my fingers in the third (but that batch did turn out).
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing
Really good and moist, but I doubled the frosting recipe after reading other comments. I definitely recommend doubling the frosting, it turned out perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2014
Megan's Granola
I was concerned that this was a little too dry before I baked it, so I added 1/2 cup of melted, unsalted butter. It turned out very we'll, with bigger clumps of granola, which we like.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2014
Amish White Bread
I have made this for the last three Sundays, and find this to be very tasty and easy! The first time I did not have bread flour, and it was good. The second and third times I added some wheat gluten to AP flour and it was great. A tip for rising, heat a cup or two of water for two minutes on the microwave and leave the cup and water there with the bread dough to rise - it works perfectly. I also use my stand mixer with the dough hook, and this mixes up in minutes. Very quick and easy!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2014

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