Cricket878 Profile - (10189204)

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Living In: Chardon, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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Too many chefs
About this Cook
I work in retail and from time to time have little amount of time to make healthy meal choices as I am also a new cook (recently removed from mom). So now I am on my own I am experimenting with all my cooking to find the style that is right for me (preferably not burnt). I love looking in magazines and online for that special recipe. I also like to play on as I am a member. Love to watch movies, tv, and radio programs.
My favorite things to cook
I love to eat and make anything Italian, but have recently gone more into Mexican and Oriental cooking. I have no problem with taking a food I like and trying to cook it in a different setting example salsa in a main course Oriental style. My boyfriend and I have created several recipes and have tested them on friends and family with much success.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Creating new things with various foods we have on hand or whatever we can mix with a single food item to bring out its flavor and meet the style of food we are craving that night for dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Just got my first Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I look forward to using it in as many recipes as possible.
My cooking tragedies
I rent an apartment and have a not so good stove/oven and it doesn't always allow me to cook things the way I want them. I am branching out to other methods of cooking to combat this to make my food come out delicious every time.
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Italian Bread Bowls
I made a double batch of this following the directions exactly. As I read through the reviews, I think I know why those that struggled with it falling flat was. Yes mine also fell somewhat flat. The ones that fell flat were no longer warm. They had gotten cold and fell. The others that I had closer to the stove and heat stayed puffed up. So I will make these again but make sure the area is warmer when making them. I did use the oven as one reviewer stated with a pan of hot boiling water on one side of the oven and the other side with the dough, it rose very well that way. Other than that this is a fantastic recipe and will be made more times in the future. I look forward to making a pasta bowl out of it. Oh, and for the second rising in 8 rounds, make sure it is in a warm place as that really helped it to rise well the first time and the second time. I just got to find a place to put it while it waits for the oven.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2013
Best Lemonade Ever
I made double the batch and it was delicious.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2012
Asparagus Parmesan
Really creamy. I made this for Easter dinner I put the Olive Oil over the asparagus and added some Parmesan cheese. When it was done and came out of oven I added a little more Parmesan cheese then plated to dining table. Everyone loved it! Husband said it tasted similar to endive. He ate the most of it! I will definitely make this again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2012
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