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Diane M. Pierce

Diane M. Pierce
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Living In: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a retired Ford Motor Company Systems Analyst. I love to do crafts of all kinds. But most of all I love to cook new recipes. I would rather cook at home than eat out. I would love to have someone shop for groceries for me though :-)
My favorite things to cook
Everything! It's easier to say what are NOT my favorites: Homemade cakes, seafood (although I try to cook it every month or so), Stir Fry (I used to do a lot of that but not any more), pies (I'll make one for my hubby every once in a while but only with pre-made crust).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Using strange ingredients. My kids will never forgive me for the bean sprouts in their hamburgers.
My cooking triumphs
Nothing special, just everyday cooking for my husband who brags to his friends about my dinners.
My cooking tragedies
If anything needs to go under the broiler for "just a minute or two", forget it....it's toast. Garlic bread, meringue, whatever. I almost always get busy on something and forget about it.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Mini Quiches (Crustless)
I did not like the addition of the instant potato flakes. It made the quiche too dense. I would have liked it better if it was less dense. I did make it in a pie pan instead of individual muffins, but I won't be making it again. There are better quiche recipes.

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2013
Turkey Burgers with Brie, Cranberries, and Fresh Rosemary
The best Turkey burger I've ever had. Made exactly per the recipe with ONE change. Since some of the other reviewers had used cranberry sauce instead of ketchup, I thought I'd kick it up with 2 T of cranberry horseradish sauce instead of either ketchup or cranberry sauce. 5 stars!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2011
Crispy Edamame
Mine turned out looking exactly like the picture, crunchy and all, but they got cold fast and became not so appetizing. I probably could have salted them more but I thought the parmesan cheese and a little salt would be enough since we are trying to use less salt. I won't make these again. I like my edamame hot or cold not lukewarm.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2011

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