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Karies


Karies
 
Home Town: Vineland, New Jersey, USA
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Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Well, I'm a teacher. I could tell you many stories of what I've seen over the years. The best one is the day one of my cooking groups switched the salt and sugar in the chocolate chip cookie recipe. They looked so pretty that I had to try one! Gross! To this day I still don't know how they looked so good when they had made such a terrible mistake!
My favorite things to cook
Anything! I love to try new recipes. Chicken is my favorite meat. I also love trying "Copykat" recipes of famous restaurants and chains.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My sister and I get together and still bake Christmas cookies. Mom has been gone for going on 9 years, but we still do one cookie called "Butter Cookies". I also like to bake with my children.
My cooking triumphs
Any time people like whatever I made it's a triumph. I like pleasing people with my food.
My cooking tragedies
When I was learning how to bake years ago, I decided to make Blueberry Muffins. They were basically purple dough. I used an electric mixer instead of gently folding them in. I still laugh about it and often share the story with my students at school. I teach 7th and 8th graders basic baking and cooking.
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Chicken Fajita Melts
Okay, I don't like Salsa, so I knew I wouldn't give it 5 starts. I ate the chicken part without the salsa. We did this as a lab in school and the teenagers seemed to think it was okay. I would make this again for my family without the salsa. I can't eat bread, but trust me the filling itself was very tasty alone. I also used hot and spicy taco seasoning because I like that "kick". The students used "original". I think this would actually go over great as an appetizer for a football party also.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2009
Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
I always like to try the recipe without making too many changes, but this time I didn't change anything. I loved it! It was delicious. However, I would definitely cut the sugar out in fruit and perhaps try stevia. I used strawberry preserves. This was done in my school cooking program and even the teenagers liked it. My son didn't like it too much because of texture (he has Asperger's Syndrome). I did all my work on a huge cutting board so I didn't find this messy. I also lined the baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2009
Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
Top dog in my opinion. I agree, it does make TONS of sauce. You could easily cut this recipe in half. I'm freezing what I have left over and will be anxious to see if it unthaws okay. I did not change anything except I didn't add tomatoes on top. I think the recipe called for mushrooms and I didn't add that because I am allergic to them. Otherwise, scrumptious. You do not need that much salt.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2009
 
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