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Pen


Pen
 
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Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Creamy Chicken with polenta and brown rice
About this Cook
I am a mother of twins and a grad student. That makes me a very busy person. Cooking is something I like to do for me, but even more for the people I love. I call it a love offering to my friends and family. I love to try new things and old things that have a new twist. I'm always looking for that perfect recipe. My only problem is that I never really stick to the recipe, I dabble with spices, and I rarely write my changes down!I love to try new things and old things that have a new twist. I'm always looking for that perfect recipe. My only problem is that I never really stick to the recipe, I dabble with spices, and I rarely write my changes down!
My favorite things to cook
I suppose it's treat like cookies, cakes, scones and bagels, but I like to dabble in more gourmet things. My only problem is that I don't have the time for that right now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my grandma used to let us help her bake peanut butter cookies. The only thing we got to do was push down the cookies with a fork to get that criss-cross pattern. I love to cook with my nieces and nephews, and will soon with my kids too. We'll be making Christmas cookies together this year. They are only 20 months, so we'll see how it goes. I can't wait though!
My cooking triumphs
That would be my Thanksgiving Turkey. I make a honey-apple glaze, and a yummy stuffing and gravy to go with it. My turkey comes out so juicy that when you stick a meat thermometer in it, juice squirts out!
My cooking tragedies
When I was learning to decorate cakes, I didn't freeze my dad's birthday cake before I carved it. I had crumbs all through the frosting. My pastry bag broke when I was squeezing icing through it and I ran out of icing and couldn't make more. The cake was well received and I'm glad I did it since it was his last birthday. But oh was it kind of ugly and boy was I frustrated. Lessons learned though!
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Orange Dream Punch
I made this for my 3 year old twins birthday party. We had a packed house, 10 kids, 20 adults and this was loved by all. I followed the advice of another reviewer and used half orange sherbert and half vanilla. It really was a dream punch!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2012
Pumpkin Pancakes
I used the suggestion to make it easier with pancake mix. I also added more ginger because I like it. This was a hit with my husband and my two year old twins. That's hard to find around here!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2011
Chocolate-Filled Crescents
I made these for a party, people loved them, when the were warm. My husband loved them any temperature and took a whole baggy full to work today. For himself! I thought they were OK, but then, I'm not a fan of sweet breads.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2011
 
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