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Cook It Up!
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Blue Cheese Potato Salad
Very good base...adjust seasoning to taste! My fiance does not each much potato salad because he is not a fan of mayo... he loved this however... even good without the bacon (and we love bacon!)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2011
Buttery Soft Pretzels
YUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYY! These pretzels are fantastic. I AM NOT a baker, but these turned out excellent. I listened to other reviewers and only used 4 cups of flour. I also used quick rise yeast and let it sit for about 45 minutes. I found that if you want a more bready (Auntie Anne's) pretzel then you want to just dip the pretzels in the baking soda mix for about 5-10 seconds. If you want a more chewy (Pretzel Time) pretzel then you want to soak for 30 seconds to 1 minute. I put the salt on directly after the baking soda bath and it was fine. Only put salt on the ones you plan to eat that same day as they seem to soak in by the next day. You can freeze them, dip them in water and then sprinkle salt, this is what we did at the theme park, butter is not needed and water makes the salt stick better. This do taste buttery although there is no butter. FYI- Jalapeno Cheddar dip( .85) from Little Ceasars goes AMAZINGLY with this.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 5, 2009
New York Cheesecake III
FABULOUS... to say the least. If you like REAL cheesecake... the kind you can stick a metal fork and... and it be able to stand up straight... THIS IS THE ONE! My pan was a sort of bundt pan so my slices came out square.. but I kinda liked that affect. This is my first attempt at cheesecake, heck, my first attempt at baking something that didnt come out of a box. I was rich, thick, and flavorful. Im sure it is yummy as is, but based on others reviews and my own personal taste I added: 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. My mom still prefers the graham cracker crusts but I loved the shortbread. It is the purists crust to me, and really let the cheesecake shine. I am so happy that I found this recipe, Im thinkin of selling customized cheesecakes for Christmas based on this recipe.. it is DELIGHTFUL! Very important tip: Do not open the oven for the full two hours! I didnt have one crack! This IS New York Cheesecake... and yes, you can make it too.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2008

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