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Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Winona, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a registered pharmacist in the State of Minnesota. I retired early due to health issues. I have no immediate family left...no parents, siblings, no children, etc so I cook mostly for friends and business associates.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake sweets, particularly those with a wow factor...beignets, blini, profiteroles, zabaglione and cheesecakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's chicken soup was the best. I could still pick out hers from a table of similar soups because of her use of allspice. I know this is a common ingredient in Jamacian cooking,but my mother was Polish. I still try to make mine "just like Mom's"
My cooking triumphs
I make a pretty mean pie crust. It took most of my adult life to get it right. My secret...using real lard.
My cooking tragedies
I can't make a good roasted chicken. It's either raw in the middle or so dry you have to cut it with a chainsaw. I keep trying, however.
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
I followed the recipe pretty closely. I did add some frozen peas and carrots and about 1/4 cup of dehydrated onions. I topped it with French's French Fried Onions. I put it in three 9 x 9 square cake pans...one for dinner tonight, one for a friend and one in the freezer for a future meal. I will certainly make this again. I always seems to have lots of canned cream soups in the pantry. This was a good recipe for using up a couple of them.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2015
Uber-Braten Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Casserole
I followed the recipe exactly except that I used extra sharp cheddar cheese. It was fantastic. Perfect for these cool Autumn days. I sent half of it home to a friend and he thought it was wonderful too. I will definitely make again throughout the Winter. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
Chef John's Lemon Bars
I've been baking Lemon Bars for a lot of years and never thought of making a meringue to top them. Always just dusted with powdered sugar. Today I used Chef John's idea of making a meringue topping. They turned out wonderful. Next time I'm going to try this recipe with orange juice and orange zest instead of lemon.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2014

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