Chrissie Profile - (19810395)

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Home Town: Stafford, Virginia, USA
Living In: Radford, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a young girl in her early twenties. I'm finishing up my final year of Undergraduate school, and then heading off to a new city for my law degree. That being said, a couple years ago, I stepped out of my mother's kitchen and into my own. When I signed my first lease, the first thing I promised myself was that I would learn to cook. Somehwere along the line, I became pretty good. Now, it one of my favorite things to do! It's something you can do alone or with family or friends-something you can do for yourself, or a way to show others you care about them. It's the perfect hobby- selfesh yet giving at the same time.
My favorite things to cook
I make an amazing lasagna! I have great lasagna recipes. My real passion however is baking. I love making cakes, cupcakes, and pies. I could spend the entire day making a cake. I'm not so much into making a cake look extremely over-decorated, or life-like or what have you. I am not Cake Boss lol. But I make a decadent, moist, 5 layer Red Velvet cake that would turn your world upside down :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both sets of my grandparents are from the South, so they both have very Southern styles of cooking. Lots of cream, lots of butter in everything. I've tried to make my own "healthier" versions of my mom's cooking as the years have gone by.
My cooking triumphs
Overcoming my mother's kitchen habits,and developing my own has been a huge triumph for me! All of her little habits had become apart of my cooking style when I first started. One day I sat down and told myself that I am not her, and that I have my own significant other to cook for. I have to step out of her shoes, and into my own and claim my own kitchen!
My cooking tragedies
One of my favorite things about baking cakes is that they take practice. My first cake fell over because the layers were not even. The second cake fell apart because the icing was not durable enough. Hoever, I developed ways to avoid these problems!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Glazed Lemon Supreme Pound Cake
This was an amazing recipe. I tweeked just a couple of things. I used lemon pudding instead lemon gelatin and I also added a quarter cup of sour cream to the batter. Also, I wasn't too sure about how the apricot nectar would be so I didn't use. But everything else turned out amazing. Also, for an added touch: I took some of the store bought frosting; like Betty Crocker Vanilla extra creamy, stuck in the microwave for 15 minutes. I poured the liquid frosting on top of the cake and stuck it in the freezer for 10 minutes. It was amazing. It gave you a nice thick white icing. it looked excellent and would be great for presentation purposes. Just a thought. Thanks again for a great recipe ;) Maybe next time I'll try the gelatin.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2011

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