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I Love to Cook and Bake

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    Brining And Dining

    A couple of years ago I was listening to “The Splendid Table” on NPR, and I heard Lynn Rosetta Casper talk about the advantages of brining poultry. Yes! This was it!  How many years have I have suffered from the cotton mouth effects of way too dry Thanksgiving turkey and my...
    LaSonnambula1 LaSonnambula1 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    I love to cook and bake

    for friends. What I do often is chocolate cheesecake it's one of my favourite cake. what's yours?
    Hashii Hashii 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    Tonight: Homemade chicken tortilla soup with

    avocado and homemade tortilla chips
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Orange Blood Lassi Ingredients: 2 blood

    oranges, juiced. 1 cup fat free yogurt. 1 cup of nut milk or regular milk. 1 very ripe small banana, chopped. pinch of salt. 2 tbsp orange liqueur. 2 tbsp honey. a few drops of orange blossom water. 4 ice cubes. garnish: chopped pistachios, mint leaves and sliced oranges...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Pastel de Tres Leches (Cake of 3 milks) When u

    think mexican dessert u probably think, churros or flan, Tres leches is somewhere around there. I never really liked tres leches. I tasted it once and i didnt like it. I dont like that its soggy. I knew my mom likes it so i decided to make one for Mothers Day. I found a great...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14

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    Cucumber Salad Ingredients : 4 cucumbers,

    thinly sliced. 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped. 1 tablespoon sugar. 1/2 cup white vinegar. 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds. 1/2 a small white onion, thinly sliced. Instructions - Place cucumbers, dill and onions in a medium sized bowl. - In a small bowl, whisk...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    SouthernWifeinCali SouthernWifeinCali 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Now that I have jumped back onto my fitness

    plan I need to make a full effort to cook for myself more often. I do not cook for myself often. I love to cook for others though. Well, today's dinner was put together after a google search, "what should I eat today vegan" and I came across the web page for The Vegan Stoner...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I LOVE to bake. So much

    that I want to own a bakery in Old Town (VA) after I graduate college (UVA) and culinary school. I will always stick with my decision to be a professional baker, but I always want to slap the people (guys) who whistle or make stereotypical jokes everytime I tell them I'm a baker...
    Cupcakequeen19 Cupcakequeen19 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Making a homemade apple pie!

    !! mmm mmm mmm ((:
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 27

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    Yeaena Yeaena 16-17, F Nov 13

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    Pumpkin Roll sliced up :) I wish I could find

    my favorite pumpkin roll recipe. This one was okay not my favorite.
    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    My Moment Of Pride

    I started cooking and baking at a very young age, at first with my mother, then pretty soon I was doing it alone, following recipes until I felt confident enough to create my own. Last year a friend sent me a huge crate of apples from her orchard, so after eating all we could...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    I'm making a nice Italian dinner

    for my grandma right now haha :P
    d0ntl00katm3 d0ntl00katm3 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Just made Blue cupcakes (blueberry) with hot

    pink frosting and pink sprinkles, chocolate chip cookies and Hershey's chocolate pudding pie with an Oreo crust ... Blue food coloring all over my fingers... Man my boyfriend better like this, I went through hell to make it haha
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    Helps Me Relax!

    I love to cook, especially baking. It is my escape from everything and helps me realx so much. I love seeing people's faces when they taste something delicious that I made. My Mama and I, and my Granny, have been cooking together for as long as I can remember and it's so much fun...
    taylormarie1993 taylormarie1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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    Carrot Cheesecake

    Carrot Cake Cheesecake (Cheesecake Factory Copycat) Ingredients:Servings: 12 CHEESECAKE 16 ounces cream cheese (at room temp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla CARROT CAKE 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup...
    EmpressofLoveandWar EmpressofLoveandWar 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    Brownies are ******* delicious

    and I love baking them.
    whatsmyageagain23 whatsmyageagain23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    It allows me to distract myself,

    enjoy myself, and tastes so good! Best anti-depression therapy ever!
    mollierh mollierh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    The Joys Of Baking

    Baking is so much fun! A great activity to put a smile on a friend and family member's face. My favorite things to bake are cakes and cupcakes. Soft and fluffy! A chocolate surprise in the middle of the cupcake or the flavor of pineapples upon a cake. So many different flavors to...
    Shiiskrii Shiiskrii 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    Easy Banana Nut Bread 4- mashed

    bananas 2-eggs 1- yellow cake mix 1-small bag of nuts. Just cook like the cake mix says :)
    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Here are a few of my favorite salads Broccoli

    Slaw 6 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli 1 cup chopped pecans 3 large carrots, shredded 1 cup whipped salad dressing or coleslaw dressing Mix together and serve cold. Italian Vegetable and Pasta Salad 3 cups of colorful rotini pasta, cooked al dente, drained, and cooled 6 cups...
    CherSr CherSr 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    On saturday, i really wanted to make chocolate

    chip oat muffins. I really wanted to eat something sweet. They came out okay. They were kind deformed, everytime i make cupcakes or muffins they come out deformed. I dont know how to fix that. The taste was a bit plain, maybe if i add more sugar itd be better. The chocolate...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    justdreamingxoxox justdreamingxoxox 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Ok so with my lovely boyfriend Blake we were

    making something all and good but his parents weren't home so we were stupid enough to bake something and Blake he did that in the pic so when he was cleaning it up I just had to take a pic and this was today after school. Lmao. I think I'm gonna teach him to cook. Lmao. Just...
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Sep 9

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    So today I made a bunch of cupcakes,

    cake pops, one cake, and about 5 medium size pizzas. It took pretty long, but it was fun!
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Pumpkin Roll sliced up :) I wish I could find

    my favorite pumpkin roll recipe. This one was okay not my favorite.
    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I Am Baking When I Should Be Doing School . . .

    But people love! my cooking. I brought cookies to school the other day and people were just following me around, practically worshipping me, asking for more, saying they'd never had anything so good. One of my mom's co-workers is asking for more of my special half and half...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Holidays!

    Every year, I make a whole bunch of goodies from scratch. I take some around to neighbors that we are fond of, some goes to various friends, and the rest is spread out among trays that I take to work, hubs's work, and the restaurant. I try to do something a little different each...
    StellaDiBellezza StellaDiBellezza 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    My Love sent me a text saying

    that we couldn't go to dinner, he spent too much money over the weekend, and I do NOT pay. I told him I would make dinner. I have wanted to make him dinner since I moved out, I just haven't been given the opportunity. I went and got a couple of flat iron steaks. I got home...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Cake, Cake And More Cake!!! Help Me Decide ..

    I love to bake, a lot, like ... a lot, a LOT ... especially fancy desserts, and cakes. I can be the tiniest bit of a snob when it comes to what I will make. I prefer to make as much as possible from scratch, with high quality ingredients and will take taste over form any day of...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 15 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F Aug 29

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    Apples are in season now,

    so fresh, crisp and juicy...I have a bunch from the local market...going to spend some time today making apple pies and crisps to freeze for later use..and perhaps save one to bake tonight for my family...yummm :)
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    michaell11 michaell11 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I love to cook but don't enjoy my own cooking.

    I always find something amiss. Do you have same experience as me ?
    andybub andybub 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I need to bake cupcakes

    for halloween, any interesting ideas?
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F Oct 26

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    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    i do really love it,

    and love to cook for my best friends and family
    pregnantchick1 pregnantchick1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I just finished eating the baked fish fillets

    and veggie stir fry I made for dinner. Too bad dishes and cookware need to be washed now...
    FunNewAddiction FunNewAddiction 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Alongside thinking about the pro's

    and con's of french kissing... I'm cooking an easy but tasty recipe: http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/roast-pork-potato-and-feta Multitasking at its best :)
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Shai15 Shai15 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 25

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    The first time my father took me to his shop .

    ..when I was around...5 or 6 years old. He showed me all those amazing cookies and pastries . It was really that moment I decided I wanted to become a cook . So here I am 18 years later ! A cook in my fathers bakery. We love to try out different receipts and new things. It's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Shai15 Shai15 22-25, F Oct 25

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    This mornig I made blueberry muffins

    but burned them when I could not find my keys .
    mommaofdiva mommaofdiva 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    7 layer Bean Dip I've been meaning to try to

    make a 7 later dip for some time now. I finally got around to it tonight. This one was a really good one! I even created a spider web on top using sour cream. Cute AND YUMMY! ^_^ 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled, cored, mashed 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Oct 31

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    I am making my homemade cinnamon rolls

    and they should be out of the oven in 10 minutes. They house smells wonderful already. I have a fresh pot of coffee too, if you want to stop over and enjoy a decadent lunch with me!!
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 21

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    Cookies oh how I love cookies if I had a girl who would make me some lol
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 29

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    I love baking and eating. What I can't stand is waiting for the cake or cupcakes to bake. It take ages. I love mixing it then eating the rest that's in the bowl. Cookies forget...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I love the smell of fresh cookies or a pie cooking
    andistar86 andistar86 26-30, F Nov 7

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