KRYSTA LYN Profile - (1149269)

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Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Peanut Butter Dip
Buster Bar Dessert
About this Cook
I am a young-ish Army wife married to the best guy in the whole world! I cook A LOT for my husband's Army buddies, and living in the South, we BBQ a lot in the summer, so I entertain quite often. Cooking has ALWAYS been a hobby/pleasure of mine.
My favorite things to cook
I am great at pie making...crusts, custards, name it, I can do it and do it WELL! I make the worlds best brownies and I love to experiment with low-sugar/sugar free baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Boterkoek and Speculaas cookies for Christmas, and my tradition of making everyone in my family their requested birthday cake as my gift to them.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving that I cooked everything all by myself. We had three of my husbands friends over, and all I heard was raves all day! Everything turned out perfectly and everything was eaten up! My ego was definitely stroked that day :)
My cooking tragedies
One of the first times I made a birthday cake for my mom, I was maybe 10 or 12, I pulled it out, a perfectly baked German Chocolate, and put it on top of the stove. I noticed a bit later that something smelled burned. I lifted the cake and looked beneath the pan...I had set the cake on a hot burner and had a nice little black circle burned right onto the bottom of the cake. I was devestated. My mom just ate around the burn :)
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Butternut Squash Soup
Delicious! And not only that, but it is SO easy, as well. I took previous reviewers advice and baked the squash for about an hour beforehand. I also only used one 8 oz. package of cream cheese and it was plenty. I also salted it to taste, which ended up being about 1/2 - 1 teaspoon. I was surprised salt isn't in the original recipe, as it truly enhances the flavor. I will most definitely be making this again and again. And again!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2012
Homemade Chicken Gravy
I use this simple recipe as the replacement in any recipe that calls for "cream of" canned soup as a "gravy." (I do NOT use it IN recipes as a is not the right consistency for that. I use it just in the recipes that call for thinned soup as a gravy or sauce to an already cooked dish). It is easy and quick to prepare, light, and a wonderful alternative to the processed condensed soups.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2012
Autumn Apple Salad
Delicious! I love gelatin salads with a lot of different flavors and textures, and this fits the bill perfectly! Love the crunchy apples, celery and nuts, as well as the creaminess of the gelatin. Yummy!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2011

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