Gretchen Profile - (11758199)

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Home Town: Ohio, USA
Living In: Ohio, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
Brian and I have been together since May 2001. Our "kids" are two scruffy dogs and an assortment of nieces and nephews.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer to bake. Actually, I hate cooking, especially the clean-up part. I enjoy kneading bread dough by hand, as it's a great stress reliever. Don't believe me? Try it some time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to love baking from my maternal grandmother. Those grandparents were Hungarian, and my father's side brought German and Irish/Scottish into the family. Needless to say, I grew up on northern European cuisine. Of course, my dad grew up near little Italy in Cleveland, so I definitely know the Italian cooking styles. Though we don't have kids of our own, we have several nieces and nephews that visit often. The whole family loves to create holiday feasts and invite friends and neighbors to share.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumphs have been making food Brian actually asks me to make again. He has a very small amount of things he is willing to try, which is why I am always browsing this website.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Chocolate Trifle
We offered this on a buffet with fruit pieces on the side to add as wanted. It was such a huge hit, we ran out of strawberries and banana!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2010
Apple Butter
Keep in mind that there are two types of apple butter, sweet and tart. This is a tart one, so if you want a sweet one, look elsewhere. Many people prefer it to be tart, so don't complain if you didn't think about the ingredient list.

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2009

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