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Home Town: Danville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Love to cook and love to try new things in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Love to cook Italian, Mexican, and French food. Also an avid baker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fried chicken, birthday cakes, oyster dressing, pot pie, chicken-spinach lasagna, homemade cherry cheesecake
My cooking triumphs
We have perfected a chicken-spinach lasagna that is amazing!
My cooking tragedies
The worst cooking tragedy we've ever had came from a brownie recipe that asked us to dissolve quite a bit of sugar in less than half a cup of butter. To make the long story short, we ended up nearly making "rock candy" before we decided to toss the batter!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Puff Pastry
Great recipe! I agree with some of the others that you could take out a few tablespoons of butter. I felt like the extra butter made the dough get soft pretty quickly when I worked with it, so I put it back in the refrigerator when I thought it was getting to hard to work with. Overall though, it was a great recipe and came together beautifully in my KitchenAid mixer. I'll definitely be using this one again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2012
Pumpkin Pasta
This was wonderful. I loved everything about this recipe. It was the perfect blend of savory and warm, and the pumpkin provided a hint of sweetness to the sauce. Great for a weeknight meal.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2012
Cuban Water Bread
I'm so disappointed. I really wanted to like this recipe and for it to work, but it turned out like a brick even though I followed the recipe exactly. I have worked in bakeries and made countless loaves of bread, but unfortunately, this recipe just didn't work for me.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2012

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