Sonjafrau Profile - (12346449)

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Home Town: Sunbury, Ohio, USA
Living In: Westerville, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Brezeln un Bier
About this Cook
I'm a German teacher and I love to cook and bake.
My favorite things to cook
Meals that warm over well (for lunches the next day,) baked goods, German fare, Italian, Mexican. I love trying new things!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oatmeal cookies, pizzelles, pineapple upside down cake, etc
My cooking tragedies
Zimtsterne--spent all this time and effort to make authentic German Christmas cookies and they were just "meh"
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Banana Cream Pie I
This was my first attempt at a cream pie and it turned out fabulously! I followed the directions exactly for the filling and thought it was delicious! (Note: We usually drink skim, but I purposefully bought 2% because some of the other reviews said it helped the filling to be more creamy.) The only things I did differently were to use a pre-made graham cracker crust (because they were on sale) and I whipped up the leftover egg whites with some sugar to make a meringue to put on top. I then baked it for about 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven to brown the meringue. My husband and I both loved the pie and couldn't wait the 3 hours for it to chill before trying a slice. It was great! The only thing I think I'd change is maybe using whipped cream instead of the meringue for more creamy flavor, but that's just because I've never really loved meringue as much as whipped cream (who could!) I will be making this again...and again...and again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2012
Fluffy Pancakes
Warning: Halving the recipe only yields about six 4" pancakes. I figured the whole recipe would be too much for two adults, but I think it would have been about perfect. That said, these were very good. Very light, fluffy and flavorful. MUCH better than the box mixes and right up there with breakfast restaurant quality! Next time I'll try adding some vanilla or cinnamon!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2012
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Great cookies! The only thing I subbed (because I didn't have them and my husband hates them) is the walnuts. I just used oats. One note--I used a scoop and 10 minutes wasn't long enough. 12-13 minutes seemed to be perfect. These were both tasty and pretty.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2012

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