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Home Town: Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Living In: Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I love old fashioned, authentic cooking and baking. I am a traditionalist, and I don't use box mixes.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Soft Christmas Cookies
I think the dough for these wonderful cookies would be very difficult to make without a stand mixer, or a good strong will and some major elbow grease. Almost all of the negative reviews complain that the dough is too dry or there is too much flour, however the large quantity of flour is essential to get a dense, soft cookie like the Lofthouse cookies at the store. You have to really work it to get all the dry ingredients incorporated (hence the importance of a stand mixer). The dough is very stiff. Before you stick it the fridge to chill, work it into a single ball/mass. Note: your cookies will turn out and taste fine if you substitute butter for the margarine or shortening, but the butter will cause them to be crisper. All things considered,this is hands-down the best, simplest, and easiest to manipulate cutout cookie recipe I have ever tried, and I have tried a lot. I used half butter and half shortening and chilled the dough overnight. I rolled them out directly onto parchment paper so I didn't have to add much additional flour at all, and I baked them in a convection oven for 7 minutes exactly. Beautiful, dense, soft, pale, sugar cookie perfection.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2014
Sweet Potato Pie VII
I grew my own sweet potatoes for this. This recipe was so good, even though I accidentally under-cooked the sweet potatoes before mashing. Everyone loved it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2014
Coconut Poke Cake
I have been craving coconut everything lately. This cake does not disappoint. I made the cake from scratch using the Heavenly White Cake recipe from this site, and used coconut milk instead of coconut cream because that was all I had on hand. Anyway, the cake came out fantastic. I will definitely be making this again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2013
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