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Karen_M


Karen_M
 
Home Town: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Living In: Vancouver Area, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook, bake, and entertain. When I have a dinner party or family gathering, I love to plan the menu and decorations in advance; it's fun for me! My Mom was a great cook... nothing fancy, just basic and simple good cooking. Hubby cooks very little, but he does man a great BBQ!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking cookies, cakes and pies; I also love trying new recipes on the family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We love the traditional turkey dinner at Thanksgiving and Christmas, using my late mother's dressing recipe. Every Christmas morning, we have Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls! (I know, I know... I should make them from scratch from a recipe here!! LOL!)
My cooking triumphs
My greatest joy in the kitchen is giving thanks to The Lord for His provision, and making something delicious out of what I have to work with. When my family thanks me with a kiss on the cheek, I know dinner was yummy. This site has provided a lot of good recipes, and been the reason for some of those kisses. *smile*
My cooking tragedies
The first year my husband and I were together I made a turkey dinner using a 'utility grade' turkey... man, I think that thing had 3 drumsticks. It was nuclear waste! But he ate it, bless him.
Recipe Reviews 100 reviews
Chicken with Lemon Artichoke Sauce
I made this using what I had - I only had light cream which made the sauce too thin, plus it curdled. If you are going to make this, I highly recommend using only whipping/heavy cream. It makes a nice, thick sauce which doesn't break. The flavour was good, will probably make again using the proper ingredients.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2014
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
This was delicious. I used what I had - mayo, butter, lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning, pepper, and I added a few tablespoons of bread crumbs (and a little water to loosen it up after that!). Broiled fish for 2 minutes, put topping on, broiled again. Hubby and I loved this. Tilapia is such a beautiful fish and this topping complemented it.

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Reviewed On: May 30, 2014
Unbelievably Yummy Chicken Casserole
Well, I have to say... this WAS unbelievably yummy! The family loved it. HOWEVER, I did NOT add the whipped topping (no way was I doing that, sorry!), nor did I use processed American cheese. I used fresh grated mozzarella and cheddar combined. I also cooked the chicken pieces with some diced onion before putting everything into a casserole dish. With my changes, I will make it again.

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Reviewed On: May 6, 2014
 
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