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sweet cook

sweet cook
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Suburbs Of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I've raised a family of four and created meals out of little or nothing in the lean years. I pride myself on being able to pull together a satisfying meal in a pinch when guests drop in.
My favorite things to cook
Baking is my true love.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Always certain recipes my family looks for - at Christmas, gingerbread men, cheese straws,plum pudding recipe my mother made, and now this year, I've added pumpkin soup.
My cooking triumphs
I like to take a recipe and alter it to fit my family's tastes. I have a "jambalaya" that has no shrimp, but instead, turkey kielbasa and chicken.
My cooking tragedies
Only real "tragedy" was a chicken/cheese baked dish that I had doubled for a large family gathering, that I had failed to allow extra time for the additional thickness of the doubling. With everyone seated at the table, it put the meal on hold until the dish could be put back in the oven and finished cooking.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Spinach and Mushroom Frittata
So easy, and delicious. I varied it a bit, using what I had in the house. Instead of ricotta I added garden salad cottage cheese, and in place of the scallions, chopped onion. I also added diced green pepper. A wonderful recipe to have on hand for a quick meal. Thanks for posting it.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2014
Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies
Didn't have chocolate squares in the house, so looked for a brownie recipe that used baking cocoa. These are delicious. Moist, rich, a keeper.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2014
Cranberry Orange Bread
This is a coarse coffee bread. I found the flavor to be fine as written, only change I made was to increase orange juice to a scant cup. I used dried cranberries, and did not take the time to presoak them. I think I've become used to some of the newer coffee breads which are moister, and at first was surprised, almost thinking this bread was on the dry side. After my second piece slathered with cream cheese, I decided it's not - it's a "coffee bread" in the old fashioned sense of the term.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2013

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