ANNIEB9148 Profile - (1185842)

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Home Town: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a 34 yr old professional, living with my husband and our two cats. My husband and I both love to'll often find us working side by side to make dinner every night during the week. On the weekends, we love to try out new restaurants as well as go out to our favorite places. On Sunday's in the Fall, you'll find us tailgating at Steeler games or with family and friends cheering on the Steelers :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to make cookies! I make all of my family's Christmas cookies every year. Other than that, I love to try out new recipes and techniques. We seem to make a lot of pasta, and it's always fun to experiment with recipes and flavors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For as long as I can remember, I've helped my mom out in the kitchen. It started out just helping to make cookies and pies, but soon I was learning to make entire meals. She instilled my love of the kitchen (and cookbooks!), and creating wonderful meals.
My cooking triumphs
This year, I finally tried working with yeast. My first project was to make soft pretzels from scratch. They turned out pretty yummy and looked great, so it was a success! My grandmother makes the most delicious homemade bread so that's next on my list to tackle. I'd love to carry on her legacy in making her bread recipe.
My cooking tragedies
I've had a lot of misses in my day. Seafood enchiladas for one...a dark chocolate cake for another. *sigh* You just gotta take the good with the bad, and keep trying! That's the thing with cooking and baking, there's always something new to try so the more you stick with it, your successes are bound to outweight the tragedies!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Slow Cooker Barbequed Pork for Sandwiches
Delicious!!! I halved the recipe since I was just making this for my husband and I. I used a 1lb pork tenderloin and even before the bbq sauce was added, it was terrific. I used about a 1/2 bottle of Jack Daniels Spicy BBQ sauce and a touch of the cooking liquid (maybe 1/4 c if that). I am going to keep this in mind for football season for tailgating!!!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2009
Thai Red Chicken Curry
This was really tasty...although I did take a lot of the other reviewers suggestions and add a few things (doubled the curry paste, minced garlic, coriander, lime juice, fish sauce). I also added a chopped up jalapeno. We had it over brown basmati rice - yum!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2008
Antipasto Squares
I have made this a couple of times now, and gotten rave reviews both times. In an effort to make this a little lighter, I have used reduced fat crescent rolls, reduced fat provolone and swiss cheeses, fat-free lunch meats (ham, turkey), and turkey pepperoni. Like other reviewers suggested, I baked the bottom crust for a few minutes (like 5-6 minutes) so that it wasn't soggy when it was finished. It's a keeper indeed!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2008

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