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Valerie Harlan

Valerie Harlan
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Living In: Timonium, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a homemaker, with a Great husband and five beautiful children. I think I enjoy cooking for the aroma baking puts in the air. The children come home from school in the afternoon and try to guess what's baking. It just seems to make the home more cozy.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking breads, and desserts. And of course large home cooked meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Favorite Family cooking tradition is most likely baking during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Baking fruit breads,jams, pies and cookies. Also building gingerbread houses.
My cooking triumphs
I finally have perfected the cheesecake. No more cracked or brown tops.
Recipe Reviews 50 reviews
Asian Orange Chicken
My entire family loved it. Encluding all 5 kids.The only ingredient I didn't have was fresh ginger so I used my dried ginger. We usually have chinese carryout every friday night. But we are going to Disney World in a couple of weeks. So we cut out eating out for the past month to save money. So I needed to find asian type meals for our friday nights. So far this has been the best. I read several reviews first and did take the advise of cooking/browning the chicken transfered it to a baking dish and kept it warm in the oven. Then prepared the sauce. I poured the sauce over the chicken and gently toss the chicken in the sauce to cover it. Then I served it over fried rice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2007
Amish Macaroni Salad
This was great. The only thing I did was cut back on the sugar I didn't use the full 3/4 cup but I did use at least a half a cup. Oh I also used both green and red peppers from my garden. I like adding color to my salads.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2005
Chicken Noodle Casserole I
This is a great base recipe. Just add different ingredients to suit your family's taste. I used this for my left over turkey. I doubled the recipe for my family. For my family I stirred in peas and cheddar chesse. Plus I but a layer of cheese under the cracker topping.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2005
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