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Home Town: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Living In: Del Rio, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Blog...  6 posts
Nov. 2, 2011 10:16 am 
Updated: Nov. 5, 2011 3:11 pm
So in my last blog I said I was going to conquer my fear of bread baking.  I never was any good at it, always ending up with a loaf that was either dense and tasteless or full of holes.  Well, I'm happy to gosh I think I've got it!  In the past months I have been making homemade… MORE
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of 2 boys (yes they keep me VERY busy), a student working on my bachelor's degree online, and a very avid cook.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything, from pies and cookies, to gourmet dishes like Chicken Marsala, Rack of Lamb...pretty much everything! (Except liver of course--YUCK!) :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is a HUGE deal in our family. It's the time of year when diets go out the window, and everyone enjoys great food and time together.
My cooking triumphs
I guess everytime I discover a new recipe, tweak it to just how we like it, and discover something new to add to our cookbook, it's a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I ever made was a gingerbread loaf cake (I think I actually got the recipe off of this site). My dog, who eats tin cans and motor oil, wouldn't even touch it. It was AWFUL!
Recipe Reviews 97 reviews
The Real Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dough
Having found the copycat recipe (and having lived in Chicago for years), I can tell you this is close, but not it. The Uno's pizza crust recipe has cornmeal in it, which makes it crunchy but tender. Here's the recipe I found: 1 cup warm water, 1/4 oz active dry yeast, 3 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup olive oil (canola also works fine). Follow the directions above, adding the cornmeal when you add the flour. Make sure to line your pizza pan or stone with cornmeal lets it slide and keeps it from sticking. Now DAT makes sum good Chicaaaago pizza! :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2015
Carrot Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze
Excellent! They tasted like little carrot cakes, but far less rich (put some cream cheese icing though, and you've got the richness!). I subbed yogurt for the buttermilk, and they came out moist and delicious. Wonderful recipe!!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 1, 2014
Homesteader Cornbread
Great cornbread recipe! I cook it in my cast iron skillet, and it turns out perfect every time. Make sure that if you use cast iron, you oil it heavily (I use olive oil), and put it in the oven while it's preheating. You never want to put a cold cast iron skillet in a hot oven! And besides, it gives the cornbread a beautiful crust!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2012
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