GANGBrown Profile - (1398375)


Home Town: Port Angeles, Washington, USA
Living In: Snoqualmie Valley, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Jul. 9, 2013 10:41 am 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013 7:32 am
You really could make this loaf every day, it’s just that easy.  However, since the loaves are large, you can probably make it twice a week and still be feeding wholesome, homemade grainy goodness to your family all week. My son LOVES bread. All things bready. I usually make three loaves a… MORE
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Mmm, Pina Colada
About this Cook
I have two boys and a very tall husband. I love to cook, but will bake cookies or cakes given any opportunity. My favorite memory of my childhood is walking into the house after a long walk home from school and discovering freshly baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for me...along with my mom, sipping her tea. I make lots of jams and pickles, and love to teach others how to preserve food.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, oh, and some healthy stuff! I bake a lot of bread and make a lot of the foods my family eats. Granola, yogurt, kefir, butter, sri racha, jam, pickles, canned fruits, tomato sauce, pasta sauce. All that stuff is better when it's homemade.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love sweet potato balls with marshmallows inside! They remind me of my Mom and Granny.
My cooking triumphs
One Christmas, when my oldest son was just a baby, I was responsible for Christmas Dinner dessert. I chose the cover recipe from Bon Appetit, and it turned out FLAWLESS! I knew I was pretty handy in the kitchen, but that torte cemented my reputation in my husband's family as "The Baker".
My cooking tragedies
Hmmm...haven't really had one. Will think about it and see if I can remember one. I tend to block out this kind of thing.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Sourdough Starter
This has been such a fun project! My husband started the starter and we've made Sourdough Rye and today I made a basic Sourdough loaf. Wow. So delicious, easy and honestly, fun. I've had four people already ask me for the starter recipe just this week!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2012
Gorgonzola and Apple Pork Chops
This was incredible!! So easy, fast and delicious! I used some of the suggestions from other reviewers and simple used the apple gorgonzola mixture as a topping, since my pork chops were already on the thin side. I used 1.5 honeycrisp apples and added about 1 tsp of brown sugar to the apples as they sauteed. I served this with acorn squash and wild rice. The apple gorgonzola mixture was excellent mixed in with the rice and squash too! This will be added to our regular rotation throughout the fall and winter!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2011
Catherine's Pickled Blueberries
WOW!! I was intrigued by this recipe...much to the dismay of my family. They all thought it sounded bizarre. We sampled it over goat cheese last night and LOVED it!! Today we tried it over brie. Even better!! I am making another batch to be sure I have enough for us to eat regularly and perhaps have some available for gifts during the holidays.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2010
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