Stephanie Profile - (13481183)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I love cooking, especially baking, and I have fantasies about becoming a pastry chef!
My favorite things to cook
I love casseroles and breakfast foods/dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and grandmothers southern style: macaroni and cheese, chicken fried steak, fried chicken and potato salad.
My cooking triumphs
Buffalo meatloaf and liver with fried apples.
My cooking tragedies
My mistakes come when I'm cooking while tired or in a hurry!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Blueberry Shortbread Bars
I loved this recipe, the bars were a great hit for Christmas! I didn't use the Chinese 5 spice powder; I usually won't go out and buy a special spice if I know I won't use it again! I used the suggestion he made in the video, which was to use a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm glad that I watched the video first! Only thing, it seems like there was too much butter. I may decrease the amount the next time I make it. I can't wait to try it with cherries!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2013
THE Pasta Salad
I loved this pasta salad! I made some small changes, not really changing the original too much. I couldn't find 100% grated Swiss, and I really wanted to use Swiss because it is low in sodium compared to other cheeses,so I used Trader Joe's Swiss/Gruyere blend (yummy!) I doubled the ham to 4 ounces ( I couldn't see using 2 with all the other ingredients! and I used Orecchiette Italian pasta which is the closest I could find to seashell. This pasta sticks easily and I will definitely add oil to the water next time. I didn't even wait the four hours required and ate it right away! It was still delicious and I will definitely make this again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2011

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