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Home Town: Ohio, USA
Living In: Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I enjoy doing research on the computer, whether it is a new recipe or planning a day trip for friends and coworkers. I plan 3 or 4 day trips for my family and friends annually. It must be interesting and inexpensive. Usually there is some food component like a farmers' market, candy factory tour or bulk food store in part of the trip. Also my friend says there must be an element of learning in the day.
My favorite things to cook
anything with chocolate.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Other than the Thanksgiving turkey and pop (beer) can chicken in the summer, I am not sure we have a lot of "traditions". I am too busy trying out new recipes on my family to have a lot of solid tradions!
My cooking triumphs
The Best of Show ribbons I have won at area county fairs!
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Curried Couscous Salad with Bacon
this was very good and simple to make. I used some fresh asparagus instead of the cucumber, because that is what I had in the frig. It was good at room temp. and would be good chilled. Very colorful! A little bacon adds a whole lot of flavor, so please don't omit the bacon.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2014
Butterscotch Bread Pudding
This was very good. I read several reviews before making this. I cut the brown sugar in half and even though I enjoy sweet desserts I found that to be plenty. Because several people mentioned that this seemed "wet", I only used 3 cups of milk. I cooked this on high for 3 hours in my crock pot. Maybe because the crock pot uses a lid, the pudding turned out really moist and tasty with only 3 cups of milk. My bread was very dry before assembling this so I don't think I would ever need more milk. Because of changing the amounts of sugar and milk, I rate this a 4. Will definitely make this again. My bread was multigrain/wheat and we still enjoyed this.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2014
Orange Carrot Cookies
I steamed my carrots in the microwave and then pureed them in the food processor. As was suggested by others, I added 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp. ginger to the cookie dough. They are a moist and tasty cookie. i did not have time to zest my orange so my glaze was not very "orangey". May use orange juice concentrate next time. Everyone at work liked these cookies.I thought they were very quick to mix up and bake. Will definitely make these again.

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Reviewed On: May 26, 2014

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