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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 37 reviews
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
This is my go-to pumpkin cookie recipe. I have made this many times before and it is always a hit. I never know what to call them though because people expect cookies to be crunchy or chewy and these are neither. I've settled on "pumpkin muffin top cookies."

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2014
Green Tomato Pickles
I have made this twice, and each time I've forgotten to make a key change that would make it more tailored to my personal tastes: next time I do it, I would like to try not cooking the tomatoes at all. I grew up with pickled tomatoes that were very crisp, almost crunchy, and cooking them for almost any length of time will soften them too much. The blend of spices is pretty good, though I have to decrease the amount of sugar because I don't really like sweet pickles (cucumber or any other vegetable). I'll be using this recipe again, but I'm finally putting my review here so that hopefully I'll remember next time to make it more to my personal tastes.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2014
Polenta with Rosemary and Parmesan
Way easier to make than I expected. I'm going to be making this so much now, exactly as the recipe says. Delicious!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2014
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