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Karin


Karin
 
Home Town: Wall Township, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
38 year old "Jersey Girl" now living in Saint Augustine, Florida. Married mom of two teenagers, Nicole and Sam. I work at a small local market that sells beautiful, fresh meat, seafood and produce.
My favorite things to cook
I am a dessert maker - Not professional by any means, but my family loves desserts - cookies, cakes, puddings, candy. My husband is the entree maker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother always made full course meals when we went to her house, and my mom told me growing up they ate a full dinner every single night, including dessert. My mom was one of the new breed of "working moms" in the 70's and 80's when I was growing up, so simple and "semi-homemade" was her thing. My 17 year old son now takes culinary classes in his high school.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching my teenage kids to cook. My son is a natural, my daughter, well, god bless her husband someday when she marries, she reminds me of Debra from Everyone loves Raymond. My three nephews, aged 9, 10, and 11 spend the weekends with us and they are developing a passion for cooking with us as well.
My cooking tragedies
Oh I have a tragedy at least once a week where I overcook noodles, or burn the meat on the grill, etc. I have so many things going on at once when I get home from work every day that I tend to wander off and get sidetracked!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream
Super easy ice cream recipe! Just got a new machine (one that does NOT need ice and salt, hallelujah!) and this was the very first recipe I tried. It couldn't be easier....the most time consuming part was peeling and pitting and dicing the peaches. You could easily turn this into any flavor by using different fruits or extracts. My only thought is that after the ice cream froze in my freezer, the next day, it was not as creamy as maybe an egg based custard ice cream would be....it was a bit "icy" when first taken out, and then a bit "watery" the parts that started to melt. But for a quick, easy ice cream, this one is definately a winner, especially if you are going to eat it that first day. By the way, this recipe makes a gallon of ice cream, my machine I found out will only hold a half gallon, so I stored the other half in a container in the fridge and made it the next day.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 18, 2012
Sherry Apple Pork Chops
I made this using thick boneless pork chops that I soaked in a brine for an hour or two beforehand...I seasoned the brine with some of the same flavors as this dish (brown sugar, apples, cinnamon, also some smashed garlic cloves, a bit of thyme). Then followed this recipe...and I had two family members say they were the best pork chops they have ever had. I did also sprinkle some thyme on with the salt and pepper (I had some fresh thyme that day, can you tell?). Out of this world!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2011
Amish White Bread
Very easy....very good! After 30 minutes of rising in the bread pans, it wasn't super high, but after 30 minutes in the oven, I couldn't believe how much it had risen! And it was perfect, through and through, and sliced like a dream.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2011
 
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