AshleyV Profile - (12408191)


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Living In: Lake Forest, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm 20, and about to start Culinary School. I've been cooking for friends and family for about 2 years, and have discovered that there's very little more rewarding than cooking and/or baking for those who appreciate it! My co-workers have started calling me "Betty Crocker," as I'm constantly appearing with a pie basket or a box of cookies.
My favorite things to cook
Pies, Cookies, Breads, Chili, Pot Roast, Cedar Plank Salmon, Pork Loin, Steak, Parchment Salmon, Special Requests. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies! And Sunday Morning Eggs Benedict.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering Hollandaise Sauce, and surpassing Grandma's Pot Roast and pies.
My cooking tragedies
Flat Angel Food Cake. Tragedy, indeed.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Grandpa Gunn's Raw Veggie Dip
This did not turn out well at all. I followed the recipe exactly, but came up with a mixture of flavors that did not mesh what so ever.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2012
Crackle Top Molasses Cookies
I get so many requests for these! I usually make 3 batches at a time- 1 for my family, and 2 for my coworkers, as they are consumed within a few hours of arriving at work! The only changes I made were to do half white sugar and half brown sugar, and to decrease the cooking time to about 10 minutes. Also, DO cool these on wax paper- keeps the middles nice and soft.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2011
Apple Butter Pork Loin
THIS WAS SPECTACULAR!!!!!! Followed the recommendations of other reviewers and baked a ~3 lbs tenderloin for about 1/2 hour, then poured off about 1/2 of the apple juice/cider mixture (I used cider, as it was what I had), covered the tenderloin with the apple butter mixture, and baked for about another 1:15. Absolutely brilliant, and the leftover juice makes a lovely gravy when mixed with the drippings, and a bit of cornstarch- just be sure to mix it at the last minute!!!! My picky eaters devoured it, and the leftovers were still moist after reheating!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2011
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