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Home Town: Midland, Michigan, USA
Living In: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening
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Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Pretzel Bread
To missem83: based on the problems you had, the most likely cause is faulty yeast. Yeast is a living organism and will die if it's too old or mixed into liquids that are too hot. Proofing is a good way to test your yeast. Mix the yeast called for in your recipe with about a 1/4 cup of warm water, or whatever liquid you recipe calls for. The liquid should be about 80 degrees- about the temperature for warming baby formula. You can also add a smidgen of sugar. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes. At the end of that time it should be foamy and giving off a distinct yeasty aroma. If it isn't, don't use it. Throw it away and buy fresh yeast. I usually use instant yeast, designed for bread machines. It doesn't have to be proofed before adding it to a recipe, so I only do that if I'm unsure if it is still good. I buy my yeast in large packages from warehouse clubs and store it in the freezer for much longer storage than would be possible otherwise.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2014
Roasted Tomato Salsa I
I don't normally post reviews for recipes that I have changed. However I don't know how else to thank KATKRO for sharing this recipe. The only reason I made salsa the first time was that I learned that I can't have garlic and cannot find a commercial salsa that doesn't contain it. I like to use salsa in various recipes. When preparing this recipe, I leave out the garlic and cilantro because my family doesn't like cilantro. I also increase the salt. I've made it 4-5 times now and we like it so well with tortilla chips that I haven't wanted to use it in my intended recipes. Thank you KATKRO for this versatile recipe!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2014
Pancetta-Wrapped Leek Gratin
This recipe did not work well for me. The leeks turned out stringy and difficult to eat. I will purée the leftovers to use as a soup base. I probably won't try thi recipe again.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2014

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