BABYLADY4 Profile - (1170451)

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Home Town: Lake Bluff, Illinois, USA
Living In: Weyauwega, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Chocolate Banana Cake
Jackie's Ho-Ho cake
About this Cook
I began cooking with my best friend at the age of 10 and I have not stopped since! I have gradually increased the difficulty of the dishes I prepare so that I am comfortable preparing the most difficult of dishes, but I must confess that some of the simplest of things I destroy (like rice)!
My favorite things to cook
I am a excellent cook of many items, but I would say that when it comes to desserts, that is where my true talents are. My favorites are my chocolate cake frosted with a mildly sweet white icing drenched with a sinfully rich chocolate ganache, and my killer new york cheesecake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite cooking traditions are the meals I prepare for my family members at my home for get-togethers. Everyone is always pitching in lending a hand with the meal preperation which allows for easy comversation. Another tradition of mine is the annual Christmas baking that I take on. Every year I supply my neighbors with decorated boxes filled with a large cookie assortment and whatever candies I decided to make that year; these are always well received!
My cooking triumphs
The more challenging the recipe the better! If I am watching a cooking show and they tell me what they are doing is extremely difficult, I am ready to give it a try just to prove to myself I can do it!
My cooking tragedies
My cooking flops have occured most often when I have been distracted by the phone. I have made cookies with too much flour, corn bread without baking powder, and I have burned rice more often than I can count!
Recipe Reviews 61 reviews
Grilled Caribbean Chicken Breasts
Wonderful! I used tabasco sauce for the hot sauce, next time I will use something with a little more kick! The chicken marinated for about 2 hours before grilling, I am certain it would be more flavorful soaking overnight. The only changes I made were to add a tsp of Kosher salt, and I cooked down the used marinade and poured it over the finished chicken. Served with rice which was a perfect match for the citrus flavors.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2014
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
These were pretty good! My carnivore husband ate 4! I doubled the recipe and ended up cooking my own beans. The picky teenagers were a little bit hesitant but once they tried it they thought they were pretty good. If you are expecting these to taste like meat, you will be disappointed. Definitely a filler for a Tex-Mex meal.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2014
Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breasts
Excellent! A lovely combo of flavors, very Mediterranean. I used a course grind Dijon mustard and had to pan fry, but I cannot wait to make this on the grill! Served it on top of fettuccine noodles.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2014
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