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Yvette


Yvette
 
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Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Knitting, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a high school math and biology teacher and the mother of four children...boy 1=25.5, boy 2=almost 23, boy 3 = 21, girl = 18 (driving me nuts). I like to keep busy, am good with my hands, spend tons of time watching movies (hate regular tv programming). I teach in a boys high school and have a way with these young men. My father loved to cook. He worked on the Andrea Doria (on it even when it sank) as a waiter so he was constantly exposed to food and raised me to be open-minded and well mannered. My mother was an artist. Put the two together along with the precision of mathematics and you may find me baking something beautiful and detailed. I think presentation is everything. I'm particularly concerned with being healthy and eating a well-balanced diet. I don't decline sweets however (life is too short). I go to the gym regularly and figure if I'm not sweating there isn't any point to the excercise :)
My favorite things to cook
Sweet things are generally my favorite. I also love cooking with cream, butter, lemon, garlic, olive oil, lemon, ginger....the list goes on.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not certain that this qualifies as a tradition but I was always taught to wash the items I use immediately so they are always available for possibly the next step. I know many other people who like to cook that simply toss the dirty stuff in the sink but I think that by the end of it the clean-up is overwhelming. So ... tradition? Tip???? You decide.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Amish White Bread
My go to quick and easy! I like to add things to this basic recipe to give it umph

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Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2014
Buttery Soft Pretzels
Quick, easy. Only thing that almost deterred me is having the yeast listed in terms of tsp as opposed to packets. I scaled the recipe to make 7 pretzels which corresponded to 1 packet of yeast.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2014
Ghirardelli(R) Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
I found this to be tedious, requiring a separate step to make the "lava" balls, and I found the cake somewhat on the dry side. I prefer lava cakes to be gushy. The flavor was good. Perhaps baking it for a minute or two less might help.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013
 
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