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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 18 reviews
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.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2014
Cinnamon Coffee Cake II
I made this recipe as written, and it came out delicious but a bit on the sweet side (and I am not a person who frequently complains of things being oversweet). I think all that brown sugar is the culprit--next time I will try reducing to 3/4 c.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2012
Famous Pork Chops
This has quickly become a staple meal for me. I love it because it's something you can throw together at the last minute. I love adding a little grated parmesan and dried parsley to the cracker mixture, and per other reviewers I bake covered for 25 minutes, then uncovered for the remaining 20. If I have extra crumbs, I add those on when I uncover the dish--this, along with the uncovered baking, helps alleviate any sogginess. I also use only teeny tiny slivers of butter--you definitely don't need nearly as much as the recipe calls for.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2012

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