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lutzflcat


lutzflcat
 
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Living In: Lutz, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Mar. 24, 2014 8:00 am 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2014 4:26 pm
I’m coming clean with you.  I am a KITCHEN GADGET FANATIC.  Whew, there I've confessed. There is no cure for it, other than staying out of stores that carry kitchen gadgets and small appliances and, honestly, I don’t have the willpower to do that.  Yes, I’m fortunate to have a Kitchen Aid… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
Retired from a high-stress sales career which involved lots of travel. I now have the time to relax, turn off the alarm clock and sleep in, read a book, magazine or the newspaper (every day, not just Sunday) and, most importantly, take in everything that the Florida lifestyle offers, and that's a lot! And, finally, I have the luxury to really pursue a lifetime passion, cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Enjoy all kinds of food and cuisines, and I literally can't think of one food that I would refuse to eat. And that even includes liver (don't like cooking it, but sure like eating it). I love good food, but you won't find me making a recipe that has 40 ingredients. I just don't have the attention span for that.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband's grandmother was from Bavaria, and his mother learned to cook many of her old-country recipes which she then passed on to me. Our traditional Christmas dinner is sauerbraten (which marinates for at least five days) with gravy, homemade egg noodles sauteed in butter, potato balls (which float to the top of the boiling water if prepared correctly), sweet and sour red cabbage, and freshly cooked apples (gotta have something healthy). It's an exhausting meal that literally takes all day to prepare, but it's worth the effort. Yeah, I know it's also a carbohydrate nightmare, but what the heck, we only have it once a year.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering the Christmas sauerbraten meal was a victory. Also, making homemade goetta, a breakfast meat from Cincinnati. My version is made with all pork, equal portions of boston butt and loin. Today's goetta in Cincy has beef in it, as does the recipe on this site, but I'm sticking with ALL pork. It is totally unhealthy for you, but it's a treat, and I don't make it often.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a number over the years like the potato balls mentioned above just disintegrating into a puddle of potato shreds. There's no recipe, it's just a matter of "feeling right" when you're mixing. Not long ago, I made a peach pie and got so caught up in trying to make the pie crust work that I forgot to add the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, cinnamon, etc.) to the peaches that were sitting in a bowl on the counter. Cooked it anyway, it was ghastly, and then threw it away. My ongoing tragedy is making pie crust. There must a black cloud hanging over my head when I'm making pie crust because I ALWAYS have problems. But I'm not giving up, one day this tragedy will turn into a triumph and be listed above!
Recipe Reviews 1168 reviews
Spinach Salad Dressing
I knew the amount of sugar would be too much for us (personal taste), so I cut that in half which worked perfectly. Really flavorful dressing with just enough tang; served warm over a mixture of spinach, arugula, red onions, mushrooms and garlic-butter croutons. Amber, thanks for sharing, this one's a keeper!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2015
Deviled Egg Salad
Not to say this wasn't good, but it pretty much tasted like the egg salad that I just throw together. Good, but nothing really to differentiate it from most other egg salad recipes.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2015
Strawberry Jam Marzipan Bars
These bars are quick and easy to make, have a buttery-rich shortbread base, a sweet and moist strawberry filling, and a drizzle of almond-flavored icing. A 5-star recipe in this house and a keeper for sure. Thanks, dthomas, for a delicious new dessert.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2015
 
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