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Living In: Olympia, Washington, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I get most of my cooking skill's from my late Oma (German Grandma) and from my father-in-law who is an (recently retired) outstanding French Chef. What a treat! He inspires me to drop the ho-hum and shows me how to make the best food I've ever eaten in my life. The only downside is that I no longer enjoy eating out at restaurants. When he visits he cooks full time....Yes, we are officially spoiled by the Former Executive Chef of The University Club in N.Y.
My cooking tragedies
Have always been with cookies....First time making them was when I was 14 years old and I managed to break a blender, a wooden spoon, and ruin two baking sheets. Don't ask. While no longer destroying kitchen appliances, making delicious cookies is not a strength of mine. I think my husband usually refers to them as Gut Bombs. Oh well, his are way better than mine and I think I like it that way. :)
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Amish White Bread
A little too sweet the first time around but I reduced the sugar and it was much more to our liking. Otherwise it would be a five star recipe.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2008
Lemon Soup
Great flavor!! I was in a pinch since my hubby was on his way home and NOTHING was even remotely close to being ready for dinner. I looked up this recipe and was very pleased with the results minus the foamy texture. I substituted lemon juice for the fresh lemon and it was still great. I took it off of the stove about 2 minutes after the egg/lemon mixture was added. Rather than serving it immediately as the directions state I let it sit for about 10 minutes and stirred it a couple of times. That decreased the foamy texture so that the rich flavor came through without all of the "fluff". I also added soy chicken strips which I cooked first then added into the soup. My husband LOVED it and is taking the leftovers to work for lunch. I will definitely make this again, even if I'm not in a rush!!!

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2008
Pumpkin Cookies I
Fantastic! This recipe was super easy and SOO DELICIOUS!! I reduced the sugar by half, cut the butter by half and substituted it with applesauce. My neighbors couldn't get enough of them and now I have actually had some call me up to request a batch. This time I will pass on the recipe with the cookies. Love, love, love them!

83 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2008

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