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Home Town: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a librarian and writer who loves simple, delicious recipes. If it tastes like hard work but comes together in under 30 minutes, that's my kind of recipe.
My favorite things to cook
Anything easy, quick, inexpensive, and delicious! I'm particularly fond of baking.
My cooking tragedies
To this day, I have never managed to properly melt chocolate chips. Something always goes horribly wrong.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Coriander and Cumin Rubbed Pork Chops
I like a little coriander, but this recipe calls for A LOT of coriander, and it turns out I don't like it THAT much. So the second time I made this I substituted equal parts garam masala and curry powder for the coriander, and it was absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to make it again.

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2015
One-Skillet Italian Sausage Pasta
The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is and how little mess is generates. Brown your meat, toss in the other ingredients, and simmer for 10-15 minutes (mine was done a bit early). Done! It's not my favorite, but it'll probably make its way into my rotation just because it's so simple to make when I'm tired and don't feel like cooking. I used Prego spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce and it worked great.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2015
Rhubarb-Raspberry Crunch
This is quite good! 1) This should be for a 9x9 pan. It already seemed a little thin in the square pan, I can't imagine trying to stretch it out to a 9x13. 2) Way too much sugar and butter! I don't usually shy away from sweet and buttery, but even cutting back to 3/4 c. sugar and 1/3 c. butter, it was too much. Next time I'll try 1/2 c. sugar and 1/4 c. butter. Other than that, the flavors here are superb. I didn't have tapioca so I subbed another tablespoon of cornstarch--probably not necessary, it was super thick. I might try adding a little cinnamon to the topping next time.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2014

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