KieraH Profile - (10999637)

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Home Town: Buffalo, New York, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am married with two babies, and love to cook! My husband is my own worst (or best) critic. I love reading food essays. I am so excited to teach my children to cook! I've had an equal flop to triumph ratio.
My cooking triumphs
When I was a novice cook, I cooked for a household. They asked me to cook a whole chicken once. I took it out of the freezer, and called my dad to see what I should do with it. He told me to run it under cool water and then take out the giblets. I thought it was so gross I was crying. When it was thawed, I put the chicken in the oven, and a while later it caused a fire. I cried again. I was sure it was going to turn out terrible, and was debating serving it. I had no choice, and after dinner, the people said that it was hands down the best chicken they had ever had!!!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Best Brownies
I think they were great. Instead of trying to tweak it the first time around according to other people's recommendations, I tried the recipe (almost) as is. The only thing that I did differently, which I don't think makes that much of a difference is that I used 1/4 of butter (i strive for low fat) and no baking powder (i feared it would make them cakier than I prefer.) I melted the butter in the microwave, for convenience sake. I think people are so displeased with this recipe because they are melting the butter and then using cold eggs. Cold eggs surely changes the consistency!!! Not fudgy and delicious, but cakey and dry. I filled a bowl up with warm water and put the eggs in it for about 1 minute. Makes a huge difference. Also, I made sure not to overbake them, like it says int eh recipe (baked them for about 21 minutes). I didn't make the frosting becasue I was impatient, but I thought the brownies didn't need it. They were delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2009
Grilled Eggplant Moussaka
This was delicious! I made three changes, which I don't normally do, but wanted to make this recipe easier. First, I roasted the vegetables in the oven. Caoted with cooking spray...easy. I added french onion soup mix to the beef because I wasn't in the mood to chop onions. Lastly, since we were hungry and I had two hungry babies, I skipped out on the bechamel all together. Just sprinkled feta cheese. I'm sure the sauce would have made the recipe, but I decided that it would be healthier for now anyways! I was pleased to find this recipe on an ingredient search. Ive wanted to try the moussaka at our local family restaurant for quite sometime-now I HAVE to try it!

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2008
Chicken with Asparagus and Roasted Red Peppers
sooo gooood.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2008

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