VIRTUALESLIE Profile - (1942717)

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Living In: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love baking more than cooking. I enjoy brunch type dishes - casseroles, french toasts and always desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up my mom and I would always bake cookies for our neighbors. Not just one or two kinds but 10 or so varieties. We had macaroons, mint brownies, clothes pin cookies, sugar cookies, lemon or lime bars, turtle bars, and I can't remember the rest of them but those above were the staples every year. She baked til she filled the garage full of all her tupperware bins. As my kids get older I want to carry on that tradition with them. Right now they are in the eating all the dough stage :)
My cooking tragedies
Funny I am starting here - I guess the bad/funny things always are remembered more than the good. My two worst cooking tragedies - 1 - in college - til that day I had never made grilled cheese. So, I called a friend to figure out how to do it b/c I knew you had to do something to the bread so it wouldn't stick. I have never lived that down. - 2 - I made my first angel food cake. I never realized how much it truly "rises". It said specifically on the instructions to place on the bottom rack and remove any other racks above it. The difference between my bottom and top was about 6 inches so I decided to leave it be. When the timer went off I opened up to find angel food rack cake. The cake had baked itself all over my top rack. The part that was still in the bundt pan was great but half the cake went to the sink with the rack.
Recipe Reviews 59 reviews
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Yummy!! Warning they are addictive! I used butterscotch chips (1 c) and caramel bits (1/2 c) because that is what I had. Turned out great!! A keeper!!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2010
JIF(R) Buckeyes
One note to mention is if they are super soft they leave a large hole in the top that you will need to pinch back together so I take a little bit out of the fridge at a time to keep them as firm as possible and I store them in the fridge.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2010
Coconut Macaroons III
I did as the others suggested and put the mixture in the fridge for a half hour. Also, added the green and red holiday cherries to the top (cut them in 1/2 horizontally). These are just like I remember growing up! Very addictive!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2010

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