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Living In: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Me, nursing a hangover and a cup of very strong coffee in Romania
About this Cook
I'm a food junkie who uses cooking as a way to relax after a hard day, explore the world, and feed my addiction, all at the same time. My best vacations, fondest memories, and life's passions all tie in to food somehow. I'm 35 years old, engaged to a fantastic man, no kids, 2 jobs, and 4 pets. When I'm not cooking, I'm reading about food, watching others cook on tv, and planning vacations based around the whims of my stomach, since it's never steered me wrong! Travel is the other big passion in my life, and one that I indulge as often as possible.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything with a lot of prep work involved (when I have the time, that is!) My favorite parts of cooking are the parts that people take extra steps to avoid - the chopping, peeling, dicing, mincing, etc. I'm never happier than when I have a knife in my hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving! It's just the two of us, but we cook for an army. There's always a week or more afterwards of leftovers, which is even better since no one had to do anything!
My cooking triumphs
I make the world's best cheesecake. I'll never share that recipe with anyone - it's been handed down in my family for a few generations and no one makes it as well as I do.
My cooking tragedies
I tend to get a little seasoning-happy from time to time, and if something doesn't taste right, I'll keep "fixing" it until it's just plain ruined. Thankfully, I'm learning to quit while I'm ahead, and haven't really ruined anything like this in quite a while.
Recipe Reviews 251 reviews
Florida Strawberry Muffins
I wound up needing to add a splash of milk to my batter to keep it from being a dough, but the muffins were super moist and full of flavor.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2014
Iowa Maid-Rites
I haven't had a "real" Maid-Rite in maybe ten years, so I can't really say how genuine this recipe is or isn't, but they were delicious!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2014
Mrs. Sigg's Peanut Butter Cookies
These are perfection. Rich and light and crispy, with great peanut butter flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2014

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