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Living In: Bridgeport, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook. I love looking at recipes for ideas, but hardly ever follow one line by line. I really don't believe in measuring either! Ha, ha! I often get rather inventive with my cooking which is fun, but creates difficulty in reproducing a certain dish (especially when I don't measure). When I carry-in food for functions, I get complements but rarely can give a recipe when asked for one.
My favorite things to cook
Soups and all kinds of sauces are among my favorites. I think that is because both are fairly forgiving and allow wiggle room for my inventiveness.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always baked cookies with my mom and love involving my kids, especially at the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I cook anything that the 2 year old, 5 year old, and picky husband agree on as being good! I am even fairly proud when I get "pretty goods"!
My cooking tragedies
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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Banana Bread Cookies
These cookies were easy and both of my children loved them! Like others, I used 2 bananas to up the flavor. I don't think there were any ill effects on the cookie batter- still very light and fluffy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2008
Grandma VanDoren's White Bread
Excellent- I have made it several times with equal results! This is also a basic, easy bread to incorporate "add-ins" such as pepper-parmesan or dill.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2008
Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls
Adding just a few pinches of nutmeg and a pinch of ground orange peel in with the cinnamon made these very good. Cinnamon was still prominent, but the other spices added interest and produced a decadent smell from the oven. I placed these on a 9X13 and got along fine.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2007

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