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Catherine J

Catherine J
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: Akron, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am 25 years old; law student at the University of Akron. I collect cookbooks and consider them to be "pleasure reading." Cooking has always been part of my life; I especially enjoy throwing dinner parties for my friends and classmates.
My favorite things to cook
Any type of meat dish, casseroles, crock pot meals. I rarely make the same recipe twice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anytime I am at home visiting my parents, we usually make a big, gourmet meal together. We'll each be responsible for a dish or two, and the result is a meal no one of us could have pulled off on our own. I also enjoy taking cooking classes with my parents.
My cooking triumphs
Any of my "special occasion" dinners, whether it's for two people or twenty-two people. A "triumph" to me is when I "compose" the perfect plate.
My cooking tragedies
My baking skills are not so great... I blame it on having a rental apartment oven. :-) Also, I don't have much of a sweet tooth.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Rosemary Turkey Meatloaf
I just "eyeballed" the measurements for these ingredients, so I'm not sure exactly how much of everything I put in. I just kept mixing until it felt like the right consistency to me. I also realized as I was mixing up the topping sauce that I didn't have any brown sugar! I just omitted it alltogether and it came out fine-- in fact I think it would have been too sweet with the sugar. The balsamic adds enough sweetness for my taste. Great aromas while this was cooking-- perfect for a cozy evening. The only reason I'm giving it a 4/5 instead of 5/5 is because it didn't blow my mind or anything. Sure, great for a meatloaf, but I reserve the 5/5 for things that rock my world. I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 if I could, though!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2008

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