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Home Town: Gloucester, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Washington Township, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Charity Work
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About this Cook
Daughter of an Army Cook! My Dad really knew how to cook, despite what some Army men might say about the cooks. My Mom was a good cook too, and everyone in my family is at home in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! What else is there? ;o)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas (my Mom's birthday) were the best times for food and family get-togethers.
My cooking triumphs
Pierogies and Eclairs!
My cooking tragedies
Well, if you cook, you have tragedies! The worst was Chili that I added baking soda to. I read on the Internet that that would cut down on {gas} and I thought that would be cool, but it was absolutely awful and couldn't be saved - I ran to the grocery store twice for more ingredients, trying to salvage it, but to no avail. Don't ever try that!!
Recipe Reviews 65 reviews
London Broil I
Some people making this may be slicing the meat "with the grain". You should slice "against" the grain. If you see long strands of meat when you slice it, flip it over! Slice it at an angle.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2014
Classic Meatloaf
Hip Hip Hooray!!! My husband is the world's pickiest meatloaf eater. His favorite meatloaf is Boston Market's. I have tried a gazillion recipes (well, maybe not quite a gazillion). Many friends have said, "Oh, I make REALLY good meatloaf... here's the recipe". He didn't like any of them. THIS RECIPE HE LIKES!! I asked him if I should make it again and he said YES! Thank you, Chef John. You ROCK! I basically halved the recipe because there's only two of us. I sauteed the pureed vegetables for a few minutes. I used 1-1/2 lbs. 80/20 ground beef, 3 mushrooms, 1 clove garlic, 1 whole egg, a PINCH of McCormick's Italian Seasoning, no cayenne, seasoned bread crumbs AND a squirt of ketchup in the meatloaf mix. I reduced the mustard to about a teaspoon and added another squirt of ketchup after tasting. Shaped it into about a 3x8 loaf and baked for 1 hour, 5 mins. total (internal temp 160).

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2014
Apple Crunch Pie with Vanilla Sauce
I didn't make the pie, but I did make the vanilla sauce!! OMG - this is wonderful! I did not use a double boiler, just a small sauce pan on low heat and stirred constantly. I slightly decreased the sugar and used Demerera sugar. Didn't think it was ever going to thicken up, then voila! It took about 20 minutes I think. When it was done and I added the vanilla, I then put it through a fine strainer to get the egg bits out. (Using it on bread pudding.) It is sooooo good - I'm saving this on my PC! Thanks so much! ;-)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2014

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