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Home Town: Chico, California, USA
Living In: Porterville, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
I absolutely love trying new things, and that includes recipes! I like taking a recipe and adjusting it to what tastes best to me and my family. I also love to bake! There is nothing better than bringing everyone together to enjoy freshly baked cookies, cakes and brownies :)
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are definitely desserts! Everyone loves a great dessert. Whether it's homemade brownies, cakes or pies, you know you're going to make people smile and leave with a full tummy :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a huge family and almost everyone in it cooks or bakes. My grandmother was a fantastic cook so she taught all of her daughters and sons how to make some of the best meals I've ever tasted! Now some of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren are carrying on some of her special recipes!
My cooking triumphs
I've got to say that I have mastered the art of baking an excellent cheesecake. Anyone that has attempted to make a good cheesecake knows that it takes time, patience and you have to make sure everything is perfect or else it could be a total disaster! I love to make my New York style cheesecake, and my family comes running when I make my chocolate marbled cheesecake!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole
This was a very tasty and hearty meal!! I was looking for a recipe to use for leftover ham and this one is a keeper! It's quick and easy and my fiance loved it. The only thing I changed was that I added about 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and some green beans. Thanks for the recipe! *Update* I had this next day and added salt to it and it was PERFECT! I thought the ham would be salty enough and didn't want to oversalt it...I was wrong. Add extra salt!

30 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2012
Peanut Butter Eggs II
These were fantastic! Although I did make a few adjustments after reading the reviews. I used only 3 cups confectioners sugar and 1/2 cup butter. I also used Hershey's Milk Chocolate chips instead, because the semi-sweet is far too bitter for my liking as a candy coating. By using the milk chocolate they came out very similar to Reese's peanut butter eggs! For the adults I drizzled white chocolate on top for decoration, and I wrote names on the other eggs for the kids with frosting. *Frosting tip if you DON'T have pastry bags* Place colored frosting in a Ziploc, remove excess air and seal. Carefully cut the bottom corner off and you'll end up with a small hole for the frosting to flow through for decorating. Also, make sure you use Ziploc brand bags as cheaper bags tend to rip.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2012
Chantal's New York Cheesecake
This recipe is absolutely perfect!!!! Its by far the best cheesecake I've ever had! Only problem I had was that I didnt have a springform pan so I cut the recipe exactly in half and used a 9 inch pan. Turned out lovely :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2011

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