Berry Profile - (10916988)

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Home Town: Utah, USA
Living In: Utah, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook! I am always trying new recipes and experimenting. My poor family! At first I had many awful failures, but I have grown much better over the years, much to the relief of the hub and kids :c)
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything, but especially like to bake treats. I love trying different dishes as a stress reliever. I grow my own fresh herbs, so I prefer recipes that use them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday meals and sunday breakfasts
My cooking triumphs
Making new dishes off the top of my head - unfortunately I don't write them down and can never repeat them :( Then again, sometimes they turn out absolutely awful so it is good that I forget
My cooking tragedies
Fish - I simply cannot cook fish. My dog ate my entire first roasted turkey before we could have even one bite!
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Jam Filled Butter Cookies
What a grand little cookie! This recipe is a keeper. I followed the recipe exactly except I rolled the dough in granulated sugar (because that's how I love butter cookies). I made these for Valentines and instead of a thumbprint, I used my pinkie to make a heart shape in the center. I filled the center to just below the brim with jam and had no bubbling over issues. Side note: I did try the powdered sugar sprinkle and it did not melt into the cookie so since it wasn't pretty darn if I didn't have to eat it ;) I made 2 batches, one with 1/4 Tsp vanilla, one without. With vanilla it is sweeter like a sugar cookie, without the vanilla it has a more authentic butter cookie taste.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2013
Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole
This recipe is simple to make and absolutely delicious!I have made it several times and have taken it to an Italian dinner potluck, served it to guests, and just served as a regular family dinner. Every single time I am asked for the recipe and get raves about it. It makes a very large amount so I have been putting it in a 11x14 glass baking pan to bake. I have been doubling the crumb topping and sometimes add sliced artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. I don't think I have been adding 4 cups of cheese to it however, just a few handfuls of whatever white cheese I happen have in the fridge. Definietly a keeper recipe the kids will always ask for

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2013
Spaghetti Carbonara II
Very easy to make and authentic tasting. I am saving this recipe to make again and again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2013

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