AuntieD. Profile - (10174456)

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Home Town: Ferndale, Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Ferndale, Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a 45yr. young' stay at home "daughter". I care for my aging mother with Alzheimer's. I'm a registered nurse by profession, but I have been at home for seven years and have really been thinking about switching careers to incorporate cooking/catering into my life.
My favorite things to cook
I love preparing and serving appetizers/hors d'oeuvres. I find that, even though it may be a little more work, you can usually please everyone by having an assortment of different foods and cuisines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Actually, I'm the only one in my family that LOVES to cook. My mother was always a good cook - preparing healthy meals that always included a protein, a starch, and a vegetable for dinner, but she says that she didn't enjoy doing it. My brother enjoys trying more ethnic/cultural cooking once in a while, but my sister doesn't cook at all. Needless to say, the holidays and family gathering are always at my house - and I don't mind a bit!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs, I feel, occur when I come up with something fantastic without any help from cookbooks. I often get an idea from a recipe, and then tweak it so much that it really isn't a recipe I can repeat unless I re-write the whole thing! I really do enjoy having access to everyone's recipes, though. I could sit at the computer all day reading all of your recipes!
My cooking tragedies
The only real "flop" that I can recall is attempting to prepare crepes for an Easter brunch that I was having, of course, for my non-cooking family. I didn't have an actual crepe pan, so I just used my regular everyday non-stick skillet. It just didn't work. They puffed up like giant pancakes! At another time, I borrowed my father-in-law's crepe pan, used the same recipe for the batter, and they came out perfectly. I still don't understand why it made such a difference, but I will admit that I'm not familiar with batters and such as I don't bake anything unless it comes out of a box that says Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
Awesome! I was lucky enough to have all ingredients on hand and followed the recipe as posted. A restaurant-quality dish...thank you, this one's a definite keeper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2011
Fresh Spinach Salad
This dressing is exactly what I was looking for...not too sweet and not too "vinegary". Made for a perfect dinner on a hot, muggy night. Thank you, SUZBO!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2011
Avocado-Mango Salsa
This salsa was exactly what I was looking for...fresh, colorful and delicious! I served it over grilled cedar-planked salmon and it was perfect!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2010

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