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WiddoMouse


WiddoMouse
 
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 49 reviews
Original Nestle(R) Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
I've never have a problem with this recipe since I started WEIGHING the dry ingredients...AP flour, sugars and nuts. There were a lot of comments about the cookies spreading TOO much. This means you are using TOO much butter or too much white sugar. There are sites online that show the various ingredient changes needed to make (1) Cakey, (2) Soft and Chewy or (3) Thin and Crispy versions of this cookie. This Original Toll House recipe is slightly different from the three mentioned. This recipe has equal amounts of white and brown sugar. The final product is only as good as the ingredients you put into it. Make sure your Toll House Morsels and nuts are fresh. Thanks, All Recipes, for always giving both the US and Metric measurements.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2015
Pineapple Angel Food Cake I
Wonderful. You can bake it in any size pan from a 4 x 6 loaf pan to a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish...even in a large Polish stoneware mixing bowl. I sometimes add some toasted coconut to the batter. There is almost no end to the canned fruits that could be used so long as you use a 20 oz can that contains about 2/3 chopped fruit and 1/3 juice liquid.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2015
Strawberry Spinach Salad I
I made this for the first time last week. I had friends over for lunch and wanted to find a use for the abundance of strawberries I had on hand. It was delicious. I dry toasted the almonds in a small saucepan. That was the only change I made from the original recipe. Everybody loved it. I plan to make it again soon.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2015
 
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