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Home Town: Battle Ground, Indiana, USA
Living In: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Almost everyone in my family has a culinary talent. My grandmother was the best cook I have ever met. She would spend hours teaching me everything she knew in the kitchen. My dad attended culinary school and was in the restaurant business for many years. I tried to pick up on as many techniques as I could from his background. I continue to learn about food so that I can live up to my family standard.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making desserts and perfected the art of the chocolate chip cookie by the time I was eleven. I also enjoy experimenting with new recipes and cook about anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, my dad would fix breakfast for my brother and I every weekend. The smell of pancakes and bacon were our alarm clock on these days.
My cooking triumphs
With the help of my grandmother and mom, I catered my own wedding this summer. We made cheese balls, broccoli salad, pasta salad, sandwiches, pinwheels, fruit and veggie platters, spinach and artichoke dip, wings, mini quiche, meatballs, and sangria. I continue to get compliments on the food.
My cooking tragedies
When I was ten, I was using the electric mixer to make a batch of cookies with my grandma. My hair was very long and was dangling over the bowl. Needless to say, my hair got tangled up in the beaters. It didn’t hurt in the least, but my brother was convinced I would have to be scalped. Luckily, I kept by beautiful hair and we made a new batch of delicious cookies.
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Egg Noodles
This is a classic noodle recipe... thick and al dente when you boil them. I doubled my batch so I would have plenty of leftovers. I used two boxes of chicken stock and a can of cream of chicken to thicken. My husband loved these.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2011
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
Very moist and delicious pumpkin bread. Added 1/2 tsp additional cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of allspice. Drizzled with a homemade vanilla glaze. The quality is like what you would find in a bakery.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2011
Homemade Refrigerator Pickles
Very good but too sweet and I even reduced the sugar by half a cup. I added some crushed black pepper and a pinch of dill weed. Next time, will use only one cup of sugar.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2011

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