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Home Town: West Milford, New Jersey, USA
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Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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*Boneless* Buffalo Chicken
Tangy Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Mole-and-spices Flat Iron Steak
Delicious Rosemary Bread
Greek-Style Cheese Ball
About this Cook
Cooking is a hobby for me, and it is something that my friends and I do socially, instead of more "normal" activities like bar-hopping, social mixers, hanging out in a coffee shop, going to the movies, etc. It is a great way to get to know a person better (or when they are under stress, depending on the recipe!)
My favorite things to cook
I really love the ease of crock-pot and dutch oven recipes. I love a good soup on a cold day, or even in the summertime. I also like to modify recipes to make them healthier while still keeping their great flavors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, we always joked that dinner was ready when the smoke alarm went off. I like to hope that my skills in the kitchen have surpassed those smoke alarm days.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
The Best Meatloaf
This will be my go-to recipe for meatloaf. I will likely adapt it to include chicken sausages or for various other ingredients, but it is very juicy and moist. I also don't use a loaf pan, but form a loaf shape on a cookie sheet and raise the temperature to 375 (time stays the same because I increase the amount of meat slightly).

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2013
Grammy's Favorite Rhubarb Custard Pie
I love that this recipe is not too sweet, yet the cream helps cut the tartness of the rhubarb so it doesn't make you pucker to eat it. I intend to make this again, and fix a few things that happened for me while making this. First, I couldn't decide between deep dish and regular crusts. I've learned this recipe needs deep dish! In the shallow crust, the rhubarb was pretty mounded up (I was hoping it would bake down a little, which it did). There was too much custard- as I poured slowly, it would spill out the sides and at a certain point I gave up and poured the remaining custard into a cupcake tin for a second dessert; this is also an issue that can be fixed with a deep dish pie crust. As the pie baked, even more custard bubbled up and spilled out, so definitely put a pan underneath to catch the drippings, otherwise have fun cleaning your oven. Small issues aside, this was a huge delicious hit at the party I took it to and I would love to make it again.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2012
Strawberry-Rhubarb and Cream Bars
This recipe is excellent! I have made it twice so far. The first time it was a huge hit, the second trial is sitting in my fridge now cooling off. This second one I only had whole wheat flour in the cupboard, so the shortbread "blondie" is pretty dark, and tastes kind of "healthy" except for the cup of butter that is holding it all together. I would not change a thing about this recipe- it is not too sweet and is nicely rich without being too heavy like cheesecake is heavy.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2012
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