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KarenMarie


KarenMarie
 
Home Town: Garden City, New York, USA
Living In: Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I grew up in the restaurant business and cooked professionally for almost 30 years. I started when I was 12. I have also taught martial arts, been in sales and was a stylist for 12 years. No I am not 100 but some of those things overlapped.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and cook Asian and Mediterranean foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade pasta and ravioli around Thanksgiving and Christmas and baking around Easter.
My cooking triumphs
I helped start a restaurant in Stowe VT and had a catering business for a few years. I am writing a family cookbook at present.
My cooking tragedies
I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my new husband and I was using one of those aluminum disposable roasting pans. I was checking the turkey and instead of sliding out the oven rack I slid the roaster. I tore a hole in it but I didnt know it. About 15 minutes later the oven caught on fire from the turkey fat. By the time I cleaned up the mess the guests were to arrive in the next half hour. The turkey, needless to say, wasnt done, so I had to cut it in quarters and bake it that way. The meal ended up being wonderful and we had something to talk about during dinner! Now I have an enameled turkey roaster!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
These were also great with Turkey bacon! Alot less fat and not greasy. Definitely freeze for 15 minutes before hand and season the cream cheese for more kick.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2012
Genoise
This is the classic sponge cake recipe. It is flat tasting because you need to soak the cake with simple syrup first before decorating it.(That is why it is called a "sponge") Mix equal parts of sugar and water and heat to just boiling, one cup of each should be enough for one cake. Add flavor of your choice, about 2 teaspooons. One cup of syrup will be enough for one cake. Split the cake into 2 horizontal layers and wih a pasry brush apply the syrup to each layer. To finish the cake you can use buttercream or sweetened whipped cream. In between the layers can be fruit or jam or more of the frosting. This is a delicious cake when make properly as the direcions indicate.

47 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2009
Pumpkin Gingerbread
The best pumpkin gingerbread BY FAR! I use fresh minced ginger in place of the dried....2 tbsp fresh to 2 tsp dried and substitute brown sugar for white...it is wonderful! I do agree that you should bake this at 325 degrees F and add about 10 minutes to cooking time...

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2009
 
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