LADYSLEW Profile - (1998434)

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Home Town: Frederick, Maryland, USA
Living In: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a bookkeeper by trade. I raised 2 wonderful children, now grown and gone. My hobbies other than baking and cooking are crochet, reading, horse racing, and the Bengies Drive-in Theatre. I also enjoy playing board and card games.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cookies, bars, and cakes. I also bake my own bread; my favorite kitcen appliance is my bread machine! I like finding new chicken and side dish recipes. I also enjoy using my slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year near Christmas our family gets together for a whole weekend for non-stop cookie baking for gifts to teachers and coworkers.
My cooking triumphs
Six time blue ribbon winner with my family's secret sugar cookie recipe. No, don't even think of asking. The only way you get this recipe is to marry into the family!
My cooking tragedies
Well, the discovery that you can't do more than double the cream cheese cookie recipe was a pretty expensive mess....
Recipe Reviews 179 reviews
Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes
Pretty good! We used melted butter instead of oil, and 2 cups of buttermilk rather than powdered and water.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2014
Easy Apple Coleslaw
This has become a family favorite. Even people who normally don't like cole slaw like this.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2014
Old Time Kentucky Bacon Milk Gravy for Biscuits
Great gravy, but this recipe has errors so I couldn't give it a 5. First, it calls for twice the milk needed and would be very runny made as stated. 2 cups is plenty, 2-1/2 if you like it thinner. Also, I have never cooked a roux longer than 3-5 minutes. The reviewer who complained of burnt bacon taste should try greatly reducing roux cooking time, and stir constantly. As a general rule for nice, thick sauces made with a roux (fried flour) you should use a ratio of 2 tbsp. fat to 2 tbsp. flour per 1 cup of liquid. Stir constantly and have patience!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2014
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