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Ellen Dorothy

Ellen Dorothy
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Living In: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a Bilingual Resource Teacher in the Madison, Wisconsin school district. I love to cook, both following someone else's recipe and creating my own versions of favorite dishes. I think my favorite is making desserts--I learned to make tiramisu when I lived in Italy, I love to make cheesecake, pie, cakes, and cookies. Sharing ideas on recipes and techniques is the best!
My favorite things to cook
Dessert! And I like to make dinner for my family, and I don't mind shortcuts sometimes, as long as the results are good. But sometimes, it's just as easy to make from scratch and it almost always tastes better, so why not do it?
My favorite family cooking traditions
I cook, they clean up!
My cooking triumphs
Tiramisu, corn casserole, chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.
My cooking tragedies
The time I made a chocolate cake and forgot the flour! My dearest mom ate it anyway, with vanilla ice cream, and said she liked it better that way! ARRGH!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Amazing Oven Roasted Potatoes
The potatoes in the picture look like http://allrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-fan-shaped-potatoes/detail.aspx, which I've had in my recipe box for years. To make the fan effect, I've found the easiest way is to scrub and peel (or not peel!) a baking potato, then line up the potato parallel between two wooden spoons and cut them thinly until the knife is stopped by the wooden spoons from cutting through the bottom of the potato. It's easy and it looks pretty cool. As for this recipe, it works very well, I'm making it for supper tonight, in fact. I add fresh or dried rosemary to the olive oil, though, then every 15 minutes I pull them out and give them a stir. Usually they're done after 45 minutes.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2013
This recipe has become part of our regular rotation for ground beef. Of course, it's impossible for me to make anything exactly as posted, so my changes are as follows. I use Kashi brand pilaf, which I make with 2 cups beef broth, fry out the ground beef with onions, celery, and green pepper (not too much), add a drained can of Ro-Tel tomatoes with chilies and a teaspoon of cumin and salt, and combine the Kashi and the ground beef mixture and simmer for 5-10 minutes together. True, its appearance is nothing to write home about, but it does taste good, and it's super easy to make.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2013
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
I love this recipe, it's the (thinly sliced) bananas that make it different! Stick with the slices and use a spatula to mix the batter, and you won't find any weird purple chunks, just concentrated, intense banana flavor. I will admit to one tweak: I add 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Perfect!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2013
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