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Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer
Home Town: Webster, New Hampshire, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Hunting, Reading Books
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Fiona, our green tree frog
About this Cook
Hail from Boston's Little Italy. Fled for the foot hills of cental NH almost 30 years ago. I'm a creative cook and have a small gift shop I run out of our home. And finally, I have "very advanced" communication skills! Now about the frog picture. This is Fiona, a little tree frog, not me! She moved into a potted plant we keep on the deck 2-1/2 years ago. She winters there just fine, and in late winter, just about the time the spring peepers come out of their deep freeze and start singing - Out Comes Fiona! She's a real kick and conversation piece! We're grateful she chose us to live with.
My favorite things to cook
Big Fancy Italian dinners - meals that some people would never attempt. I love to cook like this for company and special ocassions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Rich Italian dinners and desserts. I think this is why my Husband proposed to me! : )
My cooking triumphs
Florentine Chicken Lasagne. I swear this one should get me my own tv show!
My cooking tragedies
30 years ago - new bride - anxious to try new things - I thought I'd try fresh chestnuts in T'giving stuffing...Well...nobody told me that you need to cut an "X" in the shells before you bake them - I heard lots of noise coming from the oven and when I opened the door, I was peppered by chestnut projectiles...I think there's still chestnuts shrapnel in various crannies in that apartment to this day!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Hot Pepper Jelly
This is a great recipe! However, it should be known that this particular recipe may take up to 3 weeks to set up! If I had not read that in pectin recipe guide, I would have thrown the jelly away. Be patient, turn the jars over now and again so the peppers don't settle at the top of the jar and you will not be disappointed! Honest : ) This jelly served with cream cheese on Townhouse crackers is a hit at any gathering. Enjoy!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2009
Cube Steak Parmesan
Excellent and fast. A good way to use cube steak! Great recipe for one of those recipe exchange programs floating around these days. Thanks for sharing!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2008
English Muffin Bread
Only because I bake all of our bread - I added some ingredients otherwise, the bread is perfect as it is. We loved it and won't buy muffins ever again! I used just shy of 2 TBS of active dry yeast, 1 TBS malt powder and 1/8 tst of ascorbic acid. These make the yeast jump and preserve the bread - not that it lasts long enough to go stale. I brushed the tops with milk right out of the oven and cooled under a tea towel on a rack to preserve some moisture and keep the crusts from getting hard. This is a wonderful recipe! You are going to love it!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2008

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