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Living In: Mokena, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Sunday is my day to cook and experiment with different flavors and textures.
My favorite things to cook
Spanikopita and pizza on the grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything Italian.
My cooking tragedies
Baked Alaska
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Sangria! Sangria!
I tried this because of the review that said, "I was a nobody; and now I am famous for my sangria." Now I am famous for my sangria also. I am in Mexico for the winter, so we don't have the limeade concentrate anywhere. Otherwise, I followed the recipe almost exactly. I only put in four tablespoons of sugar and it was better without the sparkling water I added to the top of the glasses on the first round. The first time I made it, I used a Pinot Noir and it was perfect. The second time I made it, I used a Malbec. A little dryer and darker in color. I will stick with the Pinot for this recipe. I did not use cherries, but added a plum, a peach and strawberries to the citrus. I doubled the recipe for 8 people and everyone loved it. I didn't realize there were so many recipes for Sangria. This one was fine and you really can't make a mistake, unless you make it too sweet.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2015
Ghirardelli Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Well, I have to take back my previous review. I stupidly used salt instead of sugar so I had to start over. This time i portioned out 16 balls and flattened them to 3". The sugar allowed the cookies to spread in the oven. I used 325 for the 15 min but added another 4 min. They came out very crispy. Will definitely make again. Maybe I will add a pinch of chili powder.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2013
Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)
I followed the exact recipe with no changes and it was excellent. Looked just like the photo. Everyone raved about them. They were easy and no leftovers!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2013
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