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Home Town: Tampa, Florida, USA
Living In: Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
To me cooking is science and art..combined. I just love it!
My favorite things to cook
I've always enjoyed a variety of tastes and flavors and enjoy experimenting with new dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pot Luck meals with good wine and great friends
My cooking triumphs
Beef Tenderloin, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Pot Pie, Peach Cobbler, Sauteed Short Ribs with cheesy Polenta, mushroom risotto, Triple Chocolate Madness cake,Texas sheet cake, and chocolate brownies.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Black Magic Cake
This is the BEST chocolate cake on the planet!!! I use 13/4 cup sugar instead of 2 and it's perfect...not too sweet. I baked it for my brother's birthday and he didn't believe I made it. He thought I bought it at a gourmet bakery. I use a different frosting that whips up so light and creamy. (21/2 sticks of unsalted butter, 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. I use Callebaut in both the cake and frosting and it is wonderful (I purchase it on Amazon.com). 3 cups sifted powdered sugar, 4-6 tbs. heavy whipping cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 11/2 tsp. salt. I soften the butter then whip it in my stand mixer for at least 4 minutes to make it very fluffy and soft easy to spread frosting. Then slowly add powdered sugar, cocoa, whipping cream (gradually to get the right texture), vanilla, salt. This chocolate buttercream frosting is so wonderful....taste and modify as needed. I also add mini Hershey's kisses along the sides and in the middle to decorate the cake and make it a triple chocolate threat! Enjoy

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2013
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Used fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 2 tsp. vanilla, and 1 tsp. orange extract. I made half the batch with just the white chocolate chunks and the other half adding 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks. Everyone who tasted them loved the ones with the dark chocolate in them the best. Not very sweet...like a healthy bowl of oatmeal made into a cookie. Would have no qualms eating these for breakfast. Will use dried cranberries next time and instead of the orange, I'll use cinnamon and instead of white chocolate, I'll use the dark chocolate again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2011
Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating
Easy and Delicious. I LOVED this dish, and will definitely make this over and over again! Very flavorful! I did marinate the salmon in the mustard/honey/butter sauce for about 11/2 hrs. before I added the topping. I removed the skin and brushed the sauce onto the underside of the fish as well. I used panko bread crumbs along with the pecans and parsley. Otherwise, I followed the recipe and it turned out wonderful. One of the best recipes I've found on here.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2011
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