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Home Town: North Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Plum Clafoutis
Cowboy Caviar
Apricot and Black Raspberry Cream Cheese Thumbprints
About this Cook
Well, the kids are out of the nest, now, so I'm trying to re-learn cooking for 2.
My favorite things to cook
Currently, I'm into Asian and Indian dishes. Desserts are always favorites! My husband wants me to find some authentic Russian dishes. If you have one, please pass it on!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our best tradition was getting to choose the meal for your birthday. I've continued this tradition with my own family, though we have much more adventurous dishes to choose from than when I was a kid growing up in the Midwest. Though I have to say, bratwurst here isn't as good as it is in Wisconsin!
My cooking triumphs
Recently, I made a Pork Vindaloo that the boys (even the big one I'm married to) said was better than any restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
Early in my baking career, I completely forgot the flour in my banana bread. When we got home from church, I found that it was only an inch high! It made a pretty good topping for vanilla ice cream, but wasn't what we were looking for during Sunday brunch.
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Indian Naan II
Have tried a few different recipes, but this will be my go-to. I also subbed melted butter for the ghee, as some other folks did, and have finally found success. I mixed the kalonji in with the flour, so they didn't all fall off later, and found that this worked better for me. Don't skip them -- they make the dish! Since it was raining, I used a dry skillet instead of grilling. My husband liked this recipe better than the naan we get at our favorite Indian restaurant!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2014
Imperial Cinnamon Red Hot(R) Cookies
Tasty, and easy to put together. I had to go to the local cake decorating shop to get the cinnamon chips, as the grocery stores nearby didn't carry them. I accidentally baked them at 350, and at that temperature, they went 10 minutes in the oven. These will be a great addition to our Christmas cookie plates!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2013
Pumpkin Fudge
After reading all the reviews, I chose to make this using the directions for Easy Fantasy Fudge (from the marshmallow creme jar). Basically, the change involved adding the pumpkin and spices, boiling to 234 degrees, then stirring in the marshmallow creme and white chocolate chips. Sadly, this tastes mostly of white chocolate, which I am NOT a fan of. Hubby liked it, though. If you want to have it come easily out of your pan, use the release-type foil. It's a little expensive, but WAY better than picking bits of foil out of your candy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2012
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