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Living In: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography
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About this Cook
I have been married for 31 years and have been cooking for all of them and then some!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake...especially breads, cakes and (cookie)bars. I would much rather bake a dessert than make a dinner;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always make a traditional Thanksgiving like my mom did. We also love to make and eat lots of Lebanese food. My husband is from Lebanon and he is really good at taste-testing to see how authentic the recipes are.
My cooking triumphs
The first Thanksgiving meal after my mother passed away I was totally intimidated by making her giblet gravy. I had watched her and helped her for years but I never had made it solo until that year. She must have been sitting on my shoulder because it turned out great! I was thrilled to know that I could do justice to her handed down cooking skills!
My cooking tragedies
The very first caked I attempted to bake~ it was aound St. Patrick's day so I used a boxed cake mix and green food coloring. (It even sounds nasty!!) The cake fell and was a hard as a rock! You could have used it as a weapon! Fortunately I didn't give up on baking after that awful experience and I have found my happiest times are when I am making bread or baking sweets to share with my family and friends.
Recipe Reviews 119 reviews
Death by Chocolate Mousse
WOW! I am not a big chocolate fan...the rest of the family is so I made this for them. It is VERY rich and it only takes a sliver to satisfy. The recipe is straight forward and quite easy. I used the boiling cream into the food processor method simple and efficient. The melted chocolate mixture cooled to room temp. quickly this way. The hardest part is allowing it to cool 6 hrs. I don't always plan that far ahead. All in all... a delicious and elegant dessert. Would serve on special occasions too! Enjoy! Thanks DEME for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2014
Slow Cooker Baked Beans
I used soldier beans and pure VT maple syrup as the sweetener. I love the crock pot deal...no watching a bean pot for hours on end. My only complaint would be that the beans sort of turn mushy.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2013
Buster Bar Dessert
Everyone gave it rave reviews! I used Bryer's ice cream because it had the least ingredients and when you are eating something this decadent you have to watch all of those ingreds! ;) Should have made homemade whipped cream if I was truly concerned. All that aside... it was delish!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2013

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