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Sweet Pickles Mom


Sweet Pickles Mom
 
Home Town: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music
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Jul. 24, 2013 7:57 pm 
Updated: Jul. 27, 2013 8:41 am
I ask myself where the past two months have gone?  As spring approached this year, I had made so many plans to start riding my bike every day to get more exercise and to lose some weight.  Along with my own "diet and dash," I had made plans to include my little Schnauzer Pickles who could… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I am a non-working Registered Nurse. I have loved to cook ever since childhood. I love the outdoors and warm weather. Living in Minnesota and being from Wisconsin you would think I would enjoy cold weather and activities associated with, WRONG! I hate the cold and stay indoors almost the entire winter until Spring "breaks." What do you do in the winter? Cook, of course. I love experimenting with new, complicated food dishes and of course I love the taste of my own cooking. I love animals and have a Minature Schnauzer, "Pickles." She is a total joy!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make different Italian dishes. I tend to like spice so I am intrigued by India, Mexico, Thai and anything made with a "bite." Being of German descent, I have some favorite all time recipes that were my mom and dad's. Kliska is one of my families favorites. It is potato dumplings that are browned with bacon and pork pieces until the dumplings are crisped on the edges. Along with the pork pieces and bacon you have alot of chopped onion and a pinch of nutmeg; very tasty, but loaded with cholesterol.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As aforementioned I love to make Kliska. One of my best friends who is Swedish, makes a similar Klub which is a large potato dumpling filled with diced pork, onion, salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. She wraps the dumplings which are coated with butter in aluminum foil and then dropped into boiling water for about 30 minutes. Being German, I do like the 'ol standbys of sauerkraut and pork ribs, sauerkraut and weiner's, sauerkraut and whatever. Sauerbraten, red cabbage and potatoes are a nice combination too.
My cooking triumphs
I just recently watched a cute "date" movie for about the 15th time with Lauren Hutton called Sweet Treats. She's a chef who combines with the male lead to form a team contesting in a cooking contest. In that movie they make a Torta Barozzi which is a very chocolate, non-flour torte. Was a rather complicated recipe, but I made it and it turned out "wonderful." It is a chocolate lovers dream.
My cooking tragedies
I never remember those cooking tragedies. I just never make them again and "move on" to greater things. I will say, I never serve a recipe that I have not made previously! Also when cooking meat, don't over cook and "always" use a meat thermometer!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
I didn't have pepper jack so I used baby brick and added about two tablespoons of chopped jalapeno peppers which was just the right bang. Also, On the lenghwise I halved my three chicken brests to make six thin and so easy to pound down a little more. My husband would call this "fancy food" and usually hates it, but this he loved.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2013
Stuffed Artichokes
Artichokes seem like a lot of work for such a little bit of food. All considered, I loved the recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2013
Grilled Lamb Chops with Curry, Apple and Raisin Sauce
This terrific recipe can also be made on an indoor, or stovetop grill. Be sure you have an exhaust fan though as does smoke quite a bit. When I first made this recipe, the chops were grilled on an indoor, stovetop grill.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2011
 
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