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Karen Baker

Karen Baker
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Living In: Rome, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
After serving 20 years in the military, I now have time to truly enjoy cooking and trying new recipes! I've always been a health nut and after my husband's recent heart attack (he's recovering nicely)..I've decided to cook all our meals "Heart Healthy", low calories, less frying, no junk or fast food with moderate exercise has improved both our lives greatly!
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything. I'm always willing and wanting to try new and different foods of ethnic groups and backgrounds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Having family and friends over for a home cooked meal during the holidays, celebrations etc. I try to change up as much as possible. Such as spiral ham for Christmas, Pork roast for New Years, Lamb for Easter and many others...
My cooking triumphs
Actually following the recipes as they are written and learning to sample different spices, oils and be more openedminded...I have surprised myself! Tweeting some things and having the meal turn out great!
My cooking tragedies
Not using a timer to handle proper cooking times that resulted in burnt dishes and having to start over.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Honey Lime Chicken Wings
I love chicken wings, so I made this for dinner tonight as a treat. I can't say enough about it. I enjoyed the sweet and sour taste and the texture of the wings! I have a breading recipe that I always used when I use to fry chicken and the flavors were awesome! This was quick and easy and my family enjoyed it! I will make this again! Thanks for the recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2010
Brown Rice and Black Bean Salad
This was great! I didn't have canned collard greens, but I had some fresh greens. So I prepared just enough for the salad. I used some left over white corn, used black and green olives, (Didn't have any green chiles). I already had some left over brown rice, used it and mixed everything together and oh my Lord, this was great! I love collard greens and so does my husband! This came out so great....and then it hit me, I forgot to add the left over black beans and the Italian tomatoes! Not to worry, we had some of the salad left over, I'll add these last two ingredients for lunch and really enjoy! Thank you for this recipe! I must make this for company when I host another dinner party! What a wonderful alternative for many items I like! This salad really rocks!!!!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2010
Avocado Lime Cheesecake
Excellent, excellent, excellent! I have found another way to prepare avocados! I made this tonight and because I didn't have an ice cream machine, I followed the advice of some of the other members and froze it! After dinner and cleaning up the dishes, I took the pie out and cut two slices for myself anf for my husband. We both enjoyed this so much and I have a feeling this won't last long! I used a prepared graham cracker crust that I had, followed the ingredients and all I can say is WOW! The only thing I might do different when I make this again is probably add a little more cream cheese and perhaps some vanilla extract. I used light cream and liked the taste! The avocados I used were slightly over riped but they worked just fine. I will purchase fresh and ripe avocados the next time and really have great pie! Thank you for submitting this recipe! My grandson loves avocados and I do believe he will like this as much as we did! Thanks again! This is a keeper!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2010

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