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Member Since: Apr. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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I'm full of contradictions. I am a fitness buff, but my favorite foods to cook and eat are good ole comfort foods! A perfect day to me is being snowed in during a blizzard so I have no choice but to cook a nice pot of chicken and dumplings and bake a perfect apple pie. I live for those days!
My favorite things to cook
I love sourdough bread and have successfully kept a single starter alive and well for 6 years. Would have been longer if I didn't have to move across country! I am now experimenting with using the starter in things like waffles, pancakes, and quick breads and muffins. Nothing beats a good old sourdough loaf though...
My cooking tragedies
Lemon meringue pie. Why I cannot nail this one has me baffled.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Jalapeno Strawberry Jam
I've made this twice and it has set nicely both times. The first batch I followed the recipe as written and although it is delicious.. I wanted a bit more heat. The sweetness of the strawberries overpowers any heat the jalapenos have even with keeping the seeds. The second batch I used a little more jalapeno and it still wasn't quite hot enough. I think I may throw one or two habanero peppers in the next batch (finally a use for those hot peppers!) This is a very good recipe and I like that I can substitute other peppers or mix peppers in order to get the exact taste I desire and still have a pretty jam that sets up well. Great for gifts too!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2014
Summer Squash Bread
Absolutely delicious! Better than any zucchini bread I've ever made. Moist, full of flavor, and a very pretty bread! As written it is very good, but the nutmeg is strong and the bake time was a little long for a 9 x 13 pan. Second time I made it I reduced the nutmeg to 1/4 tsp. and used a full tablespoon of cinnamon because I just love cinnamon that much. I replaced 1/2 of the oil with applesauce to reduce the fat and 1/2 of the flour with white whole wheat flour, and baked for 40 minutes. I drizzled a little bit of a powdered sugar & milk glaze (not necessary, just made a pretty presentation) It was even better with the modifications and my fiance' loved it. A great way to use up the abundance of squash I am getting out of my garden. I froze a ton of shredded summer squash in 2 cup portions so I could make this at holiday time for gifts. It's that good.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2014
Chicken Pot Pie IX
Double the sauce and I like to add diced potato to the filling. Use homeade stock! This makes a delicious deep dish pie!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2014
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