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Home Town: Frostburg, Maryland, USA
Living In: Berryville, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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Cupcakes galore...
About this Cook
Baking is usually just something I do when I am bored. So it's generally a winter/fall thing. I never make the same recipe twice exactly the same. Also, I don't use cake mixes! ICK! Eating healthy is important, so I usually take out egg yolks, use whole wheat flour when possible, and reduce the sugar. (Not always...my Christmas cookies are perfect without substitutions and my grandmother would kill me if I did that to her beloved recipes!)
My favorite things to cook
I'm a baker! Cakes are my specialty- mainly white cakes because I am not a fan of eggs. But I definitely have a sweet tooth and always change recipes according to my taste.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably like most people's. Ham on Christmas and Easter; turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. One tradition I'd like to start is having black eyed peas on New Year's Eve.
My cooking triumphs
My salsa is a hit in the neighborhood. Also, my hubbie loves my quiche (a few tweaks on Emeril's pie crust, and a filling of my own). My little ten year old claims my Lady Baltimore Cake to be her favorite.
My cooking tragedies
I can't seem to be able to make bread! Probably because I am impatient, but either it doesn't rise, it rises too much then falls, or it tastes horrible! Yeast and I don't get along! Fudge is also a problem for me. It may also have to do with my impatience!
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Grilled Peanut Chicken
Very moist and flavorful. Everyone loved it and it was very simple.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2010
Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets
Everyone enjoyed these when I made them as an hors d'oevre for the neighborhood barbecue. They're better for fall/winter but I wanted to make them in the summer, and they were excellent.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2008
Angel Pillows
This, I found as well, has the texture of a biscuit but is still rather moist inside. I don't know how it would taste without the frosting, but I doubt most would care for it if one was looking for something in the cookie line. Two children in my family wouldn't eat them, but the adults loved them. I used pineapple/apricot preserves and that worked fine, but I will double the amount next time. This recipe is also great because there are no eggs and not a lot of sugar, and I used low-fat cream cheese so it would be a little more healthy.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2008

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