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Amy Karren

Amy Karren
Home Town: Sandy, Utah, USA
Living In: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I have been married for just over 2 yearS. I work full time and my husband is in med school. So our time for meals are limited. But I love cooking. I like making things that are new. I am on a kick where I don't make anything that I have made before. I have issues with sticking to recipes and tend to mix a few different ones together because I like certain parts of them.
My favorite things to cook
Anything quick and easy that tastes good. I don't eat red meat so I'm big on chicken, turkey, pork and veggie dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I do a lot of guess-timating of measurements and combining recipies and by some strange miracle they come out tasting really good.
My cooking tragedies
I learned the hard way that you don't skin a turkey before you cook it. It is nearly impossible. That would have been good to know before hand. It's a good thing my mom taught me how to cook after that. And it was just in time becuase I got married shortly after and now I have to cook for myself.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Two Tier Strawberry Pie
Amazing! Everyone loved this pie. It was even good the second day, unlike others have said on here. I used homemade traditional pie crust. I did use 8 oz of cream cheese as some people had suggested. It is great the way it is but I think next time I make it I am going skip making the "gelatin" sauce. Instead I will half or quarter 2 lbs. of strawberries and mix with approx. 1/8 c. sugar and approx. 1-2 Tbs of balsimic vinegar. Let them sit for a few hours (this gives them a sweet but slightly tangy taste) then spoon on top of the cream cheese mixture. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2009
Pasta e Fagioli a la Chez Ivano
This was to die for! I did make a few minor changes though. I cooked it in a crock pot which made it super easy. I used ground turkey and italian sausage and just browned it with 4 cloves of galirc and the onion. Then I just threw everything into the crock pot excpet for the pasta and beans. I let it cook on low for about 8 hours and then added the cooked pasta and beans just before serving.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2008
Chicken and Bowtie Pasta with Asiago Cream Sauce
This recipie is super yummy! My husband gave it a 5, which is rare. I did make some changes to it though. Other than minor adjustments to the measurements, because I hate measuring things so I guess-timate, I used penne pasta and added red peppers. I used the whole bullion cube like others recommended. Also I used Kraft's Parmesan, Ramano and Asiago grated cheese and it added really good flavor. I'll definitely will be making this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2008

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