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kathleenunsell


kathleenunsell
 
Home Town: Fontana, California, USA
Living In: Murrieta, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Music, Charity Work
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Kathleen's favorite apple pie
About this Cook
I first began cooking as a young girl, helping out my mom who worked full-time. I learned from trial and error over the years, but somehow acquired the knack for putting together things that came out tasting really good. I've been married for 29 years, have 2 grown sons, and 3 grandsons!
My favorite things to cook
Love to cook Italian food, Mexican, casseroles, comfort foods, and soups. Also love salads, grilling, roasting...everything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always look forward to making my grandma's recipe for stewed chicken and polenta. It takes me back to my childhood in Grandma's kitchen. It's the all-time favorite dish for a cold winter evening in my house.
My cooking triumphs
I came up with a really great clam chowder recipe on my own that many people have asked for. Also, I have had many successes over the years with recipes I've found in cookbooks and online. I'm sure there are others that I just can't think of!
My cooking tragedies
Aaahhh!!! Had a few of those too! I remember trying to make some German red cabbage after a trip to Europe. I didn't follow any particular recipe and it turned out too sweet! Yikes! Also, I've over cooked and undercooked things that I whipped up. Timing is everything!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting
This turned out absolutely PERFECT!!! Not only did it whip up as the recipe said it would, but it tastes so DELICIOUS! This was my first time making this recipe. I made a milk chocolate cake for my grandson's birthday and used broken candy bars for the garnish. I'm not sure what some of the reviewers did that messed up the whipping, but it worked perfectly for me. I used my stand mixer, followed directions exactly, and cranked it up to top speed as I added whipping cream. This is my new "everytime" recipe!!! Thanks Jo-Lynn :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2013
Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing
We really liked this dressing! I'll definitely be making it again. We were fortunate to have home-grown Reed avocados from our friends' orchard on hand. They are extra buttery-tasting and have a wonderful texture. After blending the ingredients, I did thin it down just a bit for dressing. Thanks for a great recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2012
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
This was MOST EXCELLENT! Used a good cinnamon swirl bread...the sauce was absolutely the crowning touch...everyone loved it! Will definitely make it again and again...just be sure that you use a large baking dish. This will ensure that ingredients are spread out enough for uniform baking...no soggy middle!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2011
 
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