The Kitchen of DEW Blog at Allrecipes.com (1/2012)

The Kitchen of DEW

 
Jan. 26, 2012 8:22 pm 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2012 6:20 am
On Saturday, January 21, 2012 the family set out for our second Cupcake Adventure.  Our chosen city this time was Annapolis, MD.  The day before I had pulled up an article with three "Cupcakeries" listed that we hoped to check out.  Unfortunately, as we cruised East on Rt 50 I noted that the… MORE
 
 
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Luvinlif2k

Home Town
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In
Bowie, Maryland, USA

Member Since
May 2002

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
I am a PA Dutch-raised SAHM who now lives in the suburbs of D.C. I have two awesome kids who are now both in Elementary school and I am learning to balance home, school and community ... haven't passed that test yet. My favorite room in the house is the kitchen and I love to cook for friends. I am a displaced Recipezaarian and am making AllRecipes.com my new home and homepage.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cakes in varying flavors. Unfortunately, being diabetic, I'm limited to baking cakes when I know there will be plenty of people to consume them! I have learned to love trying to copycat recipes from fine-dining experiences we have. I rely mostly on recipes but often step out of the box with substitutions to increase the "healthy" factor in the foods that I serve.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite cooking memories are making Christmas cookies at Grandma O's house(especially her Sand Tarts!) and having wonderful home-cooked dinners at Grandma E's House on Sundays with the best homemade bread, dried corn and real mashed potatoes. Two of my favorite Christmas offerings as I grew up were my mom's homemade chocolate-covered buttercreams and my Aunt Janice's "candy-cane bread".
My cooking triumphs
The most memorable dish I have made was a Peanut Butter Pie from The Common Grill Cookbook by Chef Greg Common in Ann Arbor, MI. It "WOWed" Mom's group and was a best-seller at the concession stand for the church plays. All of the dishes I made from Chef Common's cookbook have been hits but prep is sometimes a bit extensive so I save them for special occasions.
 
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