SARRAHS Profile - (1458736)

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Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom who loves Jesus. I love to cook. Trying new recipes is one of my top 10 favorite things to do. I especially love to bake and decorate cakes and fancy desserts. I have an amazing husband of almost 10 years and 2 beautiful little boys who I adore.
My favorite things to cook
I love pasta..... and would eat way more cream sauce if my husband wasn't lactose intolerant. I make a mean marinara sauce and am especially fond of baking cakes and cookies. I really enjoy cooking and eating seafood - especially shrimp and salmon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom owned a catering company while I grew up- so I was immersed in that for the majority of my life. She taught me how to be sporadic in the kitchen, and to try new things (although I still like to go by the book with baking). Making dinner was always a big event in my house- especially for company. I am a messy cook- just like my mom, but I have an amazing husband who does my dishes. :0) I love to entertain - and like to go all out when we have company over. We host most holiday meals at our house and I especially love to cook and bake around Christmas time. Can't wait until my boys are a little bit bigger so that they can learn their way around the kitchen and help mommy.
My cooking triumphs
I started learning how to decorate cakes a few years ago, and I'm pretty proud of the cake I made for a friend's birthday- nothing special inside, but decorated as an "old school" Nintendo game paddle. It was fabulous- and I'm still so proud. Other than that I can make a mean dessert tray. I recently made a wedding cake for my best friend's wedding and that was a stressful, but really fun task.
My cooking tragedies
I've had a few. One very sad one was when I made chicken and dumplings. I cooked the broth all day long- and it was looking fabulous. I turned up the heat when I added the dumplings, and completely burned the soup. I tried to salvage it, but it was nasty. That's the last time I'll ever use a cheap, thin pan again.
Recipe Reviews 201 reviews
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Did it all in the microwave (at 30 sec intervals). Let them dry on wax paper in the fridge. Worked perfectly! No need to go through the double boiler hassle.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2012
Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana
This is so yummy. The first time I made it, I let the sausage boil in with the soup - and it made it really rubbery, so... don't do that. :0) Otherwise, the flavor is fantastic.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2011
Blackberry Pie I
Very good - I will use this again. I rated it 4 stars because it definitely needed an extra 15 minutes than the recipe stated. I'll also cut down on the flour by just a bit and add a tad more sugar next time.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2011

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