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Home Town: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Living In: Wenatchee, Washington, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I'm a lover of the beautiful landscape I live in, my amazing husband, family, and close friendships. I love good music, fresh, locally produced food, good wine, and stories--always stories. Hosting a meal for friends on a warm summer evening may be my idea of paradise on earth.
My favorite things to cook
I'm mostly a baker, thanks to an insatiable sweet tooth. Cakes and cookies are my favorite. I'm always looking for a new cake or cookie recipe to try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Like most people, my favorite cooking memories and traditions surround the holidays. My sister and I have always been close, and growing up, we learned to bake together. We live apart now, but at Christmas time we look forward to being together and baking a batch of my grandma's recipe for big, soft sugar cookies- cut in holiday shapes and frosted with powdered sugar frosting.
My cooking triumphs
I grew up vegetarian, and meat is still foreign and a bit scary to me. Because of my deep fear of undercooked meat, I almost always overcook it. So, any time the meat is NOT overcooked is a triumph in my book.
My cooking tragedies
All that chicken, pork and steak I've overcooked. Especially the expensive cuts.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Baked Stuffed Apple
I loved this recipe, and will definitely be using it again. I used Honeycrisp apples, which are large and very light of texture, and they bake beautifully. A couple of other reviewers mentioned texture problems with the filling; I did not have that problem. The filling was creamy, rich, and oozed deliciously over the tender apple flesh; broken open with a spoon. Next time, I may hollow out a slightly larger cavity in the apple, sacrificing a little bit of apple flesh to have more room for filling.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2010
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Certainly easy to make, but I thought they were just okay. The texture was fine--chewy and soft--but the flavor was not a satisfactory stand in for a more classic chocolate chip cookie. The cookies seemed to have a sugary, preservative flavor that I didn't care for. If you're looking for a traditional chocolate chip cookie, this is probably not the recipe for you.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2010
Fresh Rhubarb Pie
As people before me have mentioned, this pie was outstanding, and perhaps the easiest pie I've ever made. My husband and neighbors loved it so much that I made three of these pies in two days. With the first two pies, I followed the directions exactly, and the pies came out perfect--the baking time was spot on. The third time I baked this pie, I added some frozen raspberries I had on hand, and sprinkled the top crust with sugar. It was another winner. All in all--a fast, easy and delicious way to use your fresh rhubarb. Enjoy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2010
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