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Home Town: Southfield, Michigan, USA
Living In: Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Music
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It's rare to get me in the pic, but this is me!
About this Cook
Married with two kids and a business owner. There is no such thing as a day off. I wouldn't have it any other way, though. My biggest relevant peave is when people make their own modifications to a recipe and then give it a bad rating. That's not fair.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook from scratch. There's nothing like it! I absolutely LOVE to bake. Cookies, cakes, pies, I'll even make things up! I guess I should actually start a real recipe box/book.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still love cooking Soul Food. Mac & Cheese, greens, and sweet potato pie MUST be on the menu at my house. It is truly a labor of LOVE. 48 hours straight...gosh I wish we would have installed a double oven. Next time!
My cooking triumphs
I made baked macaroni and cheese for my great Aunt's funeral. EVERYONE raved, including my Aunt Linda who is hailed as THE family cook. I had truly arrived! My cookies are in constant demand, and my pickiest girlfriend will tell anyone 'if she made it, eat it'.
My cooking tragedies
I still have yet to successfully make a rotisserie chicken on my grill. I COMPLETELY charred three birds so far. You just can't be in a rush and turn up the heat then start talking on the phone. The hubby called them Yosemite Sam chickens. I will conquer it this summer!
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Mexican Corn
This comes close to the Corn Crema at my favorite TexMex spot. I had some green enchilada sauce leftover so I tossed it in with the other ingredients. I definitely like the added flavors it brings. I adjusted the jalapeno amount to our tastes. VERY yummy and kudos for simplicity!!! I strongly suggest removing the seeds, which is the source of most of the peppers' heat. That way, you can enjoy the true flavor of the jalapeno! without overpowering spiciness.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2012
Easy Ham and Cheese Appetizer Sandwiches
So easy and delicious. I added a tablespoon of brown sugar to the spread, which complimented the sweetness of the swiss (and saltiness of the ham) very nicely. These were obviously a hit because within 10 minutes I turned around and they were ALL gone!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2010
Seven-Up(R) Cake II
This is a very good recipe. I was initially surprised by another review that talked about the 'egginess,' but I was even more surprised that I actually AGREE. Next time I'll try 4 eggs and see what happens. I didn't think I'd actually cream the butter/sugar for 20 minutes, but I did. That may have been because my butter was still somewhat cold (and the recipe doesn't specify softened butter - perhaps intentionally). It took the full 20 minutes for the mixture to stop looking like packed sand and to no longer stick to the sides (using a stand mixer). As for the cake sticking to the pan, I'm a BIG fan of Baker's Joy spray (flour and oil in a can). Mine literally slipped out of the bundt pan with a perfectly uniform golden brown crust. UPDATE: I made this and froze it for a couple days. It tasted WAY better after-the-fact. The egg flavor could be a result of the cake still being warm from the oven. I'll still try 4 eggs next time as an experiment. Absolutely let the cake completely cool!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2010

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