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Home Town: Georgia, USA
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Member Since: May 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I learned to cook at my mother's knee. By the time I was ten yrs. old I could make a complete breakfast with coffee, scrambled eggs, bacon, grits and toast, and have all of it ready & hot at the same time. I've been married 37 yrs. now and my husband recently decided he liked to cook. This is wonderful as I am finding that I'm somewhat tired of many of my "tried and true" recipes and am looking for new ones. My cooking is Southern primarily, but we don't fry much anymore because we're focusing on healthier meals. My Southern roots are for simple foods. Fresh vegetables picked or purchased fresh don't need a lot of seasonings to be good. My favorite kind of cooking is baking or holiday cooking. I've found I can double most of my recipes and have enough to share at work or with my neighbors. It's very little more trouble or mess to make two pound cakes (or 4 chocolate chess pies) than one and a lot of people don't cook from scratch these days, so people really appreciate home made
My favorite things to cook
The items my family and friends regularly ask me to make are: Fried Chicken or Country Fried Steak Pot Roast Rice Krispy Chicken Herb Chicken Chicken or Beef Pot Pie Macaroni and Cheese Macaroni Salad Devilled Eggs Sweet Potato Souffle Sour Cream Pound Cake Peanut Butter Fudge No-Bake Fudge Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Carrot Cake Chocolate Pound Cake or Texas Sheet Cake, both with Fudge Frosting Peanut Brittle James Beard's Zuccini Bread Chocolate Chess Pie Strawberry Pie Easy Peach Cobbler Candy Apple Pie Fruitcake Cookies Russian TeaCakes
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
David's Yellow Cake
I was hesitant because of some of the negative reviews, but this cake was totally scrumptious - moist and light textured. I doubt if I will ever make a yellow cake from a mix again! I made it as a birthday cake in a 13x9x2 pan with Caramel Frosting and everyone raved about it. Like some other reviewers, I did not have a use for the leftover egg whites, so I used 4 eggs instead the 8 egg yolks. I only had one cup of cake flour, so I used White Lily All Purpose for the rest. I did beat the butter and sugar thoroughly and then beat each of the eggs in one at a time (they were cold from the fridge). Then I beat about 3 minutes once all the ingredients were in the mixing bowl. I didn't sift the flour or do anything special. So if mine came out as well as it did, I can't imagine how anyone has it come out like cornbread! I think if it comes out dry, it may be that womone is overcooking it. I did bake at 325 instead of 350 as my oven runs a little hot, and took the cake out the second the center wasn't wiggly. This will be my go-to yellow cake recipe from now on. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2012
Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
I followed the recipe exactly except I only used 3 breast halves as I was not sure about it. I wanted to try it because it looked simple and I love cranberry sauce. But no one in my family really liked the finished product of this unusual combination of ingredients. The cranberry taste is completely lost in the Catalina and onion soup flavor. I shredded the finished cooked chicken and served it on buns. The chicken had a vinegary taste, somewhat reminiscent of barbecue. We all agreed that while it was edible, we like traditional barbecued chicken much much better than this. I will not make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2012
Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting
I followed the recipe except used 1/2 shortening and 1/2 butter; it had a great texture if you're using it to decorate, but it didn't taste like much to me and my daughter. She said it tasted too much like bakery frosting. To salvage it, I melted 4 squares of unsweetened baking chocolate and beat it into the frosting. My granddaughter said that made it great. I may try it again with all butter next time as I am more interested in the taste than decorations.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2012

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