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Cammy K

Cammy K
Home Town: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Jun. 13, 2013 11:17 am 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2013 9:08 am
High Altitude Baking and CookingThis week I am going to preview a recipe that I found on the website called “Lori’s White Bread Cake” which I adjusted for high altitude bakers.  This cake is a twelve cup pound cake that has shortening in it instead of butter.   Make sure that you are using a… MORE
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From The Blog:  Jessie's Wedding
The New House
This is a picture of my mom before she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's
You can see WHY we really don't need to eat any cake!!
Armando & Adela Christmas 2010
Mothers Day 2011
Adela at Christmas 2010
About this Cook
I am a semi-retired regulatory bank compliance auditor. I own my own auditing company. I retired from the FDIC as an examiner in 2007. I did this so I would not have to travel too much since it is hard to cook in a hotel room. I am involved with a wonderful man and he helps me in the kitchen. He does not mind doing the dishes!! Whatta man!!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. You name the baked good and for the most part I have made it sometime in my life. I like making pies, cookies, cakes and quick breads. I also dabble at bread even though my significant other does not like bread that much. Since I am diabetic, I hardly ever eat what I make, but I have a very willing taster in the house.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas are my two favorite things to work on. Somewhere between planning the Thanksgiving meal to the last touches on Christmas candy and cookies I love that part of the season. Thanksgiving was always a wonderful holiday when I was growing up as well as Christmas. These were times when my Mom made a big "to-Do" over the holidays. I was always her sous chef at these times.
My cooking triumphs
I would say my biggest triumph was when I was selling my Jumbo Chocolate Chip cookies to two delis here in Albuquerque. At one time I was making 300+ cookies each weekend in my house and taking them to the deli's. Because I was traveling just about every week, I got to the point that the cookies were taking up all of my time on the weekends so I stopped. Now my triumph is making the ten different types of candy and six different types of cookies that I send out as gifts to family, friends, and clients.
My cooking tragedies
I have a plethora of tragedies. The worst ones that I can remember was when I made a quick bread and did not put any sugar in it. It was gross. My worst cooking incident occurred as a new cook when I left the giblets and neck in the turkey and the turkey caught on fire. Needless to say, we have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that night as the turkey, while smoked :-) was no longer edible.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Onion Soup Mix
I was looking for a dried onion and mushroom soup base. As suggested by others, I put all of my ingredients in my small 2 cup sized food processor and ground it to a fine powder. In addition to the above recipe, I added 1/4 cup of dried mushrooms which I ground up with the rest of the onion soup mix. It turned out great. I use this when I am making beef stew or cube steaks. It truly is delicious and easy.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2014
Jim's Old Fashioned Oyster Dressing
I make this recipe every year for Thanksgiving. As I do not put it into the bird, it is known as dressing. I agree with Valorie that the title should not result in a one star rating. I cut this recipe in half and I use only half of the oysters because of cost factors. I make this in a crock pot and it is awesome. I do cheat and use stuffing/dressing mix instead of cutting up the bread.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2014
Floating Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad
We both love this salad, but I dont eat sugar if I can help it. The recipe calls for a lot of sugar. I followed the instructions to the letter, save subbing splenda once and stevia the next time for the sugar. I like the stevia better and subbing it for the sugar saves a ton of calories. On my second salad I used halves cherry tomatoes. I liked the texture better.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2014
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