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Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Living In: Slc, Utah, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Runner, climber, dancer, SAHM, novice gardener
My favorite things to cook
Lately, anything in the crockpot has been a hit at our house. Especially when two little girls demand most of one's time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas-time potlucks are my favorites by far.
My cooking triumphs
I rarely follow recipes as written, preferring to substitute and embellish the ingredients or amounts. The results are usually to my liking.
My cooking tragedies
a few real doozies - ok, too many to list. learning experiences!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies
i thought these turned out nicely. my preschool-age daughters had a great time helping roll out the dough, cutout the shapes, and decorate. the taste was agreeable with everyone in our family too. i did implement a couple of minor ingredient tweaks: substituted butter for lard, and only used 4 cups of flour. even after cutting down the flour, the dough was a bit too dry and crumbly. next time i may try 3 1/2 cups of flour instead (perhaps lard absorbs more flour than butter?). i may double the ginger next time as well, as i like my gingerbread a little more ginger-y. all-in-all, this recipe is a keeper. we'll be making these cookies a holiday tradition in our home!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2011
Oma's Fabulous Matzo Ball Soup
excellent flavor, thanks for this great recipe! texture was a little bit dense, maybe i didn't let them cook long enough? i'll experiment next time, giving them another 5-10 minutes cooking.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2011
Rum Balls I
These turned out very well, but were toxically sweet. Instinctually, I reduced the amount of sugar to 1/4 of what the recipe called for, and they were still too sweet for my liking. Given that you'd only eat 1 or 2 at a holiday gathering, they are ideal for a quick no-bake dessert to share with MANY others!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2010

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