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Sara Ball

Sara Ball
Home Town: Fosston/Worthington, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I've been cooking my whole life. When I was little, I used to play with the pots and pans pretending to cook. I always wanted to help out in the kitchen. I believe cooking runs in my family, since my mom is a good cook & her mom was a good cook. Two years ago I went thru the Culinary Program at ST. Cloud Tech College and I loved every minute of it!
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, Brownies, appetizers, stir fry, just about anything
My cooking triumphs
Being 3rd in my Culinary Program. I also competed in both a state-wide & national cooking competition thru my school's Culinary Program.
My cooking tragedies
Making an inedible Chicken Consume at the national cooking competition.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake I
Just made this tonight and it is fantastic!!! I did follow some of the suggestions made in the reviews: *I used 3 regs sized cans of Delmonte Freestone Peaches - two with the juice and one drained. *Sprinkled cinnamon over the peaches and on top of the cake mix *Sprinkled brown sugar on top of the cake mix *Sliced the butter and arranged evenly over the top of the cake mix *Baked for an additional 10 minutes because it looked a bit runny after the 45 minutes. I can't wait to try this again with other fruit and cake mixes!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2013
Vegetarian Korma
Indian cuisine is one of our favorites, so I was super excited to try this recipe! It turned out better than I expected! My one issue was getting the potatoes to cook. I used two heaping spoonfuls of hot curry powder and one spoonful of maharajah curry powder (I buy mine from Penzey's, super worth it, very flavorful!!) Next time, I'm thinking about omitting the potatoes and using garbanzo beans instead. I also think I will take note of a few of the other suggestions and use coconut milk instead of heavy cream and adding cauliflower to the mix.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 6, 2013
Sausage 'n Stout Cheese Soup
This is a great recipe! I did make a couple of adjustments: I browned the kielbasa a bit to start; instead of green onions, I used a regular yellow onion that I sauteed a bit; I used chicken stock instead of plain water; and I used one Cider Beer and one Guinness. I think next time I will add some carrots, celery, and a bit more cheese.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2013

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