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Living In: Troy, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping
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Cariana Irene
About this Cook
I am a single mother of a beautiful firecracker, daughter to wonderful parents that have been married twice - to each other =], sister to two loving older brothers, and aunt to six perfectly mischievious nephews.
My favorite things to cook
Brussel sprouts. Yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pies and crust from scratch, all Christmas goodies from scratch, and egg vermicelli for Christmas morning and Easter brunch.
My cooking triumphs
I make the best mashed potatoes ever.... and have a knack for al dente noodles.
My cooking tragedies
When I was sixteen I attempted a chocolate cake from scratch for my mother's birthday. I ended up decorating it really nice and putting a sign on it that said 'for display purposes only'. My family got a kick out of it, and my courageous brother tried a piece... needless to say I have never been asked to bake a cake - ever.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Pecan Jam
I attempted to make this recipe exactly as described... and the sugar was not dissolving for anything... so I took the liberty to add another two tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup apple juice, then simmered on low (not medium) stirring incessantly.... MAGNIFIQUE! It is creamy and crunchy and rich and spicy... and everything I love in an evening snack. If anything, this recipe is a great base for what you can turn into your favorite spread...yummmmmmm

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2013

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