Hurray for me. Today is my birthday.

Last night, I decided to make a German Chocolate Cake.  Amy thought I shouldn’t have to make my own cake, but I wanted to try one from scratch.  The cake used real melted chocolate and I folded in whipped egg whites.  The frosting was pretty standard fare with egg yolks, evaporated milk, sugar, etc.  I didn’t have a piece until tonight.  I cooked the cake a little too much and it …


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For New York Style pizzas, you really need a stone. I have heard for people using unglazed tiles from a hardware store, but I am concerned with impurities that may come out of those tiles if I pick the incorrect one. I have purchased a thick stone, but it eventually cracked after some use , but no mis-use from me. I’m currently using a large round stone from Pampered Chef.

The trick for a great crust is to get the …


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The first step of fixing any problem is to admit it. I have a cooking problem. Me cooking, itself isn’t a problem. I have a problem following recipes. This is something I learned from my Mom. To make a dish, you need to look at a half dozen recipes on the subject, then go in the kitchen and cook.

My sister, Ruth, is the exact opposite. She prefers the nice guide of a recipe. Some of Mom’s recipes …


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