Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Helpful Cooking Hints
1. If you are not sure of the capacity of a casserole dish, make sure before beginning to assemble the casserole and discovering too late that there's no way all the sauce will fit in on top. (It was supposed to have four layers. After careful-as-I-could removal and replacement in a larger dish, it had two not-entirely-distinct layers. Hope it's OK!)
2. Having a bottle of chocolate syrup in the fridge does not guarantee that said bottle contains the half cup you need for your recipe. (I threw in a little water, cocoa powder and corn syrup, completely unmeasured, to sorta kinda make up the difference. Hope it's OK!)
3. Plugging the Crock-Pot into the extension cord is insufficient to power the device if the extension cord is not plugged into the wall. (Happily, I did the patented Pentamom trick of checking a few minutes after turning it on to see if it was getting warm. It will be OK...assuming the oven-base recipe will work in a slow cooker!)
4. Licking the batter off the beaters doesn't constitute a legitimate supper, but it'll do in a pinch! ;-)
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 10:38 PM