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Denise D

Denise D
Home Town: Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA
Living In: Wyandotte, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Baby boy Kaiser
Back of our cabin
Purple Finch
Bald Eagle
About this Cook
I had my first heart attack at age 40!!! I am married to my wonderful husband, Bill. We have 2 German Shorthaired Pointers. ...we enjoy spending every available moment on our small lake in Harrison, MI. Visit our Log Cabin blog at
My favorite things to cook
Anything with LOTS of flavor.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like canning with my Mom. I even enjoy just cleaning strawberries with her at the sink.
My cooking triumphs
I cook a lot by memory of my favorite recipes. I'm one of those that says, 'you just add a bit of xxx'. Never knowing the EXACT right amount...LOL
My cooking tragedies
I totally suck at grilling. I just can't seem to get it right. Maybe I need Grilling 101 for my Weber charcoal grill.
Recipe Reviews 93 reviews
Takeout Burritos
So good! I used the leftover chicken from Lime-Chicken-Soft-Tacos from this site. I doubled this recipe to freeze leftovers. I added a cup of frozen corn to the chicken/rice mixture. I used 2 cans of drained/seasoned black beans. I set up an assembly line, tortillas, then 1/8 cup black beans, then 1/4 cup of the rice mixture. I wrapped the ones to freeze in foil.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2014
Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Roast
FABULOUS, I'll never make prime rib another way again! My roast was 5.08 lbs and took approx. 5 hours at 210F. Like others had suggested, I made a paste with some water to make my salt crust. The salt just breaks off in chunks after resting. I allowed my roast to rest sitting in my microwave.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2011
Peppermint Bark
5 stars if the layers didn't separate. I should have followed the suggestions by others and not let the first layer set.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2011
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