Butter is a beautiful thing! Blog at Allrecipes.com

Butter is a beautiful thing!

 
Nov. 5, 2012 11:23 am 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2012 11:04 am
I hate to admit it, but the last time I threw a Halloween party, (other than kiddie get togethers), was in 1973. This was before my son was born and I had more time for baking, canning, & party planning. I baked homemade bread braids and made peach jam for game prizes. I served bowls of hobo… MORE
pop's molasses popcorn ball & taffy syrup
X
Photo Detail
Pop's popcorn balls
X
Photo Detail
molasses taffy
X
Photo Detail
 
 
Images (3)
Tags:  N/A
 
 
Nov. 5, 2012 11:06 am 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2012 11:45 am
One of our October Allrecipes assignments was to have a Halloween party, or blog about our party ideas. After a hectic and financially strapped month, due to car repairs and replacing my washing machine, I decided to go ahead and have a party. I came down with a bad cold 2 days before the… MORE
skeleton man
X
Photo Detail
skeleton man ribs
X
Photo Detail
Me and the Halloween spread
X
Photo Detail
AR Swag bag pumpkins
X
Photo Detail
 
 
Images (8)
Tags:  N/A
 
 
Sep. 30, 2012 4:42 am 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2012 10:36 pm
As an Allrecipe brand ambassador, I needed to create a recipe using Al Fresco chicken sausage, Our September product sponsors are Al Fresco and the new Progresso Recipe Starter cooking sauces. I decided to use both sponsors in one recipe and came up with homemade ravioli using Al Fresco Sweet… MORE
AL Fresco chicken sausage ravioli with fire roasted tomato sherry, cream sauce. Yummm!
X
Photo Detail
 
 
May 14, 2012 5:17 pm 
Updated: May 28, 2012 9:52 pm
One of my favorite experiences I have had on All Recipes is when I found a very delicious¬†cake recipe. When I read it, I knew it was going to taste awesome. I have been a baker and cake decorator for 40 years. I owned my own bakery for many years and I am very picky when it comes to cakes.… MORE
Dee Stillwell with Tiramisu Layer Cake, a recipe found on All Recipes.
X
Photo Detail
Tiramisu Layer Cake
X
Photo Detail
A Slice of Heaven on a Plate
X
Photo Detail
Tiramisu Layer Cake
X
Photo Detail
 
 
May 6, 2012 5:34 pm 
Updated: May 10, 2012 5:44 am
About 12 years ago I was searching online for a recipe I had lost in a move. I did a Google search and to my delight, it found my recipe in All Recipes. I originally found this cake recipe on the back of a C&H sugar bag back in the 70s. It's a cocoa apple cake and it's one of those… MORE
Cocoa Apple Cake I make mine with a cream cheese glaze.
X
Photo Detail
Cocoa Apple Cake
X
Photo Detail
 
 
Images (2)
Tags:  N/A
 
 
Apr. 21, 2012 6:16 am 
Updated: Apr. 27, 2012 2:38 pm
I grew up with my family using margarine instead of butter. I'm sure it wasn't chosen for the flavor, but the cost. I thought it was so good tho (what did a lil kid know? hehe)¬† I remember I was about 3, when my mom had her back turned, sliding my finger thru the butter and into the sugar… MORE
Smoked Calico Beans with corny corn bread, slathered in creamy butter. yummm
X
Photo Detail
Blackberry Coconut Dump Cake
X
Photo Detail
Guinness Beer Bread
X
Photo Detail
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
X
Photo Detail
 
 
Images (5)
Tags:  N/A
 
We do our best to make sure that Allrecipes user contributions are appropriate, but if you see anything questionable, please let us know so we can address the issue.
 
Click to Change your Profile Picture
Lillydee

Home Town
Reno, Nevada, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2011

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Camping, Photography, Music, Charity Work

Links
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

 Quick & Easy Grilling
Quick & Easy Grilling

Easy weeknight dinners, ready in a flash.

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

About Me
I have been a baker and cake decorator for 39 years. A former bakery owner but now retired due to medical issues. I still make cakes & cupcakes for family and friends occasionally. These days I spend alot of time getting healthy, planning healthy meals and working out in a warm water therapy pool. I am now 178 lbs down from my highest weight.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make comfort foods, like my moms cabbage rolls, stuffed bell peppers, swiss steak, etc..but also try to make them healthier by using quinoa, brown rice, etc. Altho I don't bake as much as I once did, I love baking homemade cakes, cobblers, cookies, candy, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my recipes have been in my family for 50+ years and one for 100+ years...that would be my pop's pop corn balls and molasses taffy recipe. He grew up in Canada and his mother used to make the taffy and pull it on a hook in her kitchen. She then sold it to the local mercantile. Every fall we could hardly wait for a Saturday nite when we would invite friends over to make these. We would pop popcorn for hours and my pop would make several batches of the syrup. Mom would fill the huge bowl with popcorn and when the syrup was stirred in, we would all butter our hands and dip in cold water and make the popcorn balls. Sometimes we got burnt hands but it was all worth it in the end. The leftover syrup was poured on buttered plates and pulled into golden taffy. yummm
My cooking triumphs
I have made many beautiful wedding cakes and cakes in the shape of anything and everything. It was truly an honor to be a part of the bride & grooms special day. There is nothing like seeing the eyes of a child light up when they see their special birthday cake.. I once made a NASCAR car shaped cake for racer, Steve Sellers (Coca Cola car)
My cooking tragedies
Altho I only had a few cake catastrophies in the 39 yreas I have been making cakes...I was always able to make the necessary repairs in time for the event or wedding. I was always able to improvise when a florist didn't bring enough flowers to decorate the cake. Scouring yards for greenery and flowers can be challenging, but doable...Keeping a cool head can be an asset in those situations. : )
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States