Karen_M Profile - Allrecipes.com (1249808)

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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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Sugar Cookie Icing
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 123 reviews
Nana Dot's Irish Soda Bread
Wow, this was delicious! I have never made Irish soda bread before and did not know what to expect. I gotta say, going into the oven and while it was baking, it just looked like a big biscuit and I was prepared to be disappointed. But hot out of the oven, my boys dove into it and LOVED it! I will absolutely make again.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2015
Chocolate Cupcakes
Delicious and easy. I used only 1 cup of sugar (who needs 1 1/2 cups of sugar?! Holy cow!) and it was great. I followed the recipe and chose to make 20 cupcakes, although I think it could have easily made 24 cupcakes. Mine were the perfect size. I frosted with a homemade chocolate butter cream frosting.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2015
My Best Clam Chowder
Wonderful! Must give 5 stars. I followed the recipe (no vinegar, though) and it was thick and creamy and delicious. I waited until the end to salt it - some of the reviews had it too salty but mine wasn't. Next time, I will use whole milk and not cream. Served with a hot crusty baguette. Deelish!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2015

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