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Michele L.

Michele L.
Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: New York, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I enjoy cooking for others, but get annoyed when I have to heat up a can of soup for myself! In a perfect world, I would already have everything prepared in the fridge for my own meals for a week. But when it comes to making dinner for my husband or friends, I love every second, from the brainstorming to the prepping of ingredients to the presentation, of preparing the meal.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking...it's theraputic to me. Everything from crumbcake cupcakes to deep-dish apple pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking holiday cookies! The kitchen looks like a flour bomb exploded, but when all the ribbons are tied on the gift platters, it makes me smile!
My cooking triumphs
I have always been interested in cooking, although I had a hard time learning over the years. I realized I had become a pretty decent cook when not only did my whole meal come out looking and tasting great, but I had timed everything so that the large dinner (consisting of main dish, gravy, three side dishes, condiments, and bread) was all on the table at the same time. I couldn't believe I finally did it!
My cooking tragedies
One year, while baking my dozens of holiday cookies, I accidentally used baking soda instead of baking powder in my recipes. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the mistake until I saw the look on people's faces as they took a bite of my "infamous" treats!
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Easy Meatloaf
This is my go-to meatloaf recipe. It is simple and delicious. I followed other reviewers' tip and sauteed the onions in butter before adding them to the mix. The sauce is delicious, as well. Thanks for a great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2013
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Rum Sauce
This recipe is so easy! I never thought to use pumpkin bread, and it came out perfect. The consistency was exactly right, and the sauce added a great touch of sweetness. Thanks for the great recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2013
4H Banana Bread
Try this recipe! It is simple and easy to make. I have made this several times in the past year, and it always turns out perfect. I follow the exact recipe, adding 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and 1 tsp. of cinnamon for a touch more flavor. Cool and enjoy... thanks for the great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2013

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