vatech90 Profile - (1063981)


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Living In: Fishersville, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Mother of two. Work in the engineering field. Have a TON of interests including home remodeling, writing, recycling/re-purposing crafts, sewing....
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake any kind of desserts. I've decorated cakes for family and friends and I love trying anything new...especially chocolate!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a big family so we have lots of traditions from eating fried oysters on Christmas morning to coconut cream cake at Easter. Everyone has their favorite cakes for their birthday so I try to make each day special.
My cooking triumphs
I made a three-tiered wedding cake for my parents' 30th year wedding anniversary.
Recipe Reviews 98 reviews
Dip For The Stars
This dip/spread is amazing! It definitely deserves all the accolades it has been receiving. I went the way many other reviewers did and used sun dried tomato spread. After reading that the recipe made a lot, I decided to make it into two separate molds so I could take it to two different parties over the holidays. It was a hit at both and gobbled up in no time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2014
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
This was the first time I've tried making Biscotti. Not only was this recipe extremely easy, it tasted amazing! I used chopped pecans since that's what I had on hand, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Everyone who tried it said it tasted better than the kind they had bought at those pricey coffee houses. Next time I'll try it with chocolate drizzle or different types of nuts/fruit. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2014
Champagne Cake I
This is one of the BEST cakes I've ever made! I used a full cup of Moscato instead of Champagne and the flavor was wonderful. I used eggs from our chickens which vary in size so I added an extra white to make sure I had enough. If you put your bowl and whisk attachment into the freezer until you're ready to whip your whites, it won't take very long to get them to reach stiff peaks. I didn't have any problems with the cake being "crumbly". Mine turned out very dense and moist and the texture was perfect. I made a light butter cream icing and topped it with fresh raspberries and blueberries. The manager of the restaurant we were at said it was one of the best cakes she'd ever tasted. Thanks for a great recipe!!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2014
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