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Member Since: Jun. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I live in upstate New York and I am a kitchen designer so pretty much most of my time is spent around kitchens! I love it!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. Cheesecakes, cookies, cakes, anything! My grandfather was from Italy so I love to make Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We spent a lot of time cooking together when I was growing up. My mom and I would spend one Saturday after Thanksgiving making cookies all day. There would be dozens of cookies on every table in the house!
My cooking triumphs
Probably several things. My sister-in-law asked me to make a wedding cake for a friend at work. I made it, it was beautiful, and I now make a few cakes a year on the side. Also, when I was twelve, I started making five course dinners for my parents as their birthday present. I love to make BIG dinners so they were usually laying on the floor in the dining room by the time I was done serving them. :)
My cooking tragedies
Any time that something fails and I am reluctant to try it again is a tragedy for me. I always try to force myself to do it again.
Recipe Reviews 108 reviews
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
These were perfect! I made them to take on a girls weekend trip. I wanted oatmeal cookies and my friend wanted peanut butter so this was the perfect compromise. I didn't flatten them and they baked round and chewy. Even after a few days there were soft.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2010
Cream Cake
This recipe was awesome. I made these for a wedding that I was making cupcakes for. I made an initial test batch and found them to have a slightly metallic after taste that I thought came from the baking powder. The next batch I made I decreased the baking powder to 1 1/2 t. and they were perfect! The texture was like velvet, the cake was a nice denseness and each recipe made 15 perfect cupcakes. I needed to make 12 batches of this recipe, but it goes together very quickly. The bride loved them. I froze a few that I had left over and they were great when I pulled them out.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2009
Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon
Great recipe for salmon! I'm not a huge fish fan but this was very good and very easy. Made it for Father's Day and it was a hit. Definitely my go-to recipe for salmon now.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2008
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