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Lindsay


Lindsay
 
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Living In: Rochester, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Music, Charity Work
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Delciousness! Zucchini Cranberry Muffins!
Sweet Kugel
About this Cook
I live in Upstate NY with my 13 year old daughter and husband. My husband started as an over the road truck driver this past year, and it's been a little lonely. I work full time as a mental health therapist, social worker by education. I have been married about 4 years. Since meeting my husband my cooking skills and interets has developed quite a bit. My ex hated food and said if he could have lived by taking a pill alone he would have (instead of eating). So opposite of me. Anyway, my husband loves to try new foods and is open to new recipes. My daughter is growing more picky as she hits the difficult teenage years. So much fun! My husband and I occasionally enjoy cooking together. I am a total animal lover. I have two cats and two boxers.
My favorite things to cook
I like to use my my slow cooker. I think it is so awesome to come home after a hard days work to dinner already made. I like to bake as well, but am have to admit being very fearful of baking anything with yeast. I tend to make at least one new recipe a week to keep things interesting around here. I tend to make a lot of "comfort food" types of dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am Jewish and so I love the Jewish foods.... but have to admit that I don't know how to make most of them. Grandma is still alive and well, but never really taught me how to make Matzo Ball soup, kugel, or other Jewish treats. Boo hoo. I used to love it when my mom would bake homemade cheesebread and homemade soup for dinner. To this day, she says she doesn't know how she made all those homemade meals and "from scratch" dishes while working full time and raising two kids.
My cooking triumphs
I consider it a truimph when I make dinner and they praise my cooking. My daughter is so picky at times, and things she used to love now will complain about eating. So, anytime someone in this house says they really like something, it feels wonderful!
My cooking tragedies
Thank god haven't had too many. I know when I was a kid (my mom loves to tell this story), that I made cookies with 1/2 cup of salt instead of a 1/2 teaspoon. Ha! She said she felt bad, so she tried to eat one anyway.
Recipe Reviews 222 reviews
Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies
Absolutely wonderful! I opted to use 1 cup PB chips and 1 cup dark chocolate chips. Really rich and decadent! Only advice was to let rest on sheet a few before transferring to cooling rack. Mine baked 10 min for perfect results. I used parchment paper, which I always recommend.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2014
Kickin' Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Sweet Mayo
I liked these. It was my first time making turkey burgers and some pals on the buzz recommended them. I am not used to working with ground turkey at all, so I am sure there is a learning curve. They were very flavorful, which is a big part of what I loved about them. The flavors profile was really nice together. I opted to omit the jalepenos as I am not a fan of that much heat. The sauce is also wonderful. The only complaint I had was that my burgers were hard to form and keep together. When I grated the onion, I added all of it (after using the food processor to grate it). Maybe I was supposed to leave out the extra liquid, but being a novice with ground turkey, I added it. I highly recommend not skipping either the sauce of the onions, as the three are great together. I also opted to toast my burger roll. Thank you occasional cooker- no longer afraid of boring turkey burgers!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2014
Farm Fresh Zucchini Cranberry Nut Muffins
These are so delicious! Didn't change recipe at all, except used butter instead of margarine. Mine came out light and airy! Batter is thick, but don't worry they come out perfect. Used frozen cranberries. Nice combo of tartness and sweet. OMG, a keeper for sure! Thank you shorecook! UPDATE 8/17/14- Made a version of these with frozen raspberries, and they were spectacular! I think I may even like them better with the raspberries.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2014
 
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