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Karen B.

Karen B.
Home Town: Somerset, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Low Carb, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am 30 year old and live with my husband and 2 young daughters in Massachusetts. My love of cooking began when I was a little girl and I would watch my Dad and the wonderful creations he made.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake new things. I also love to cook big holiday meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every hoilday we have a special theme to cook. On Valentine's day we cook a special family dinner, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, Halloween. Every one is special.
My cooking triumphs
Making a picture perfect chocolate mousse cake. Also when a loaf of bread comes out to perfection.
My cooking tragedies
Steak, I just can't seem to cook it right! I finally conquered this! Look up the recipe for Juicy Steak.. Broil them FROZEN! They come out perfect everytime!
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Blame the Dog Bean Casserole (Kielbasa and Bean Dish)
This was quite yummy. I had to alter it slightly due to what I had on hand, and personal preferences. I added a little more celery, black beans instead of kidney, crushed tomatoes rather than tomato sauce and only a little bit of red wine and ketchup. It was just sweet enough, but not overpoweringly. My picky 10 year old daughter ate most of what I put on her plate, and that is a miracle because I didn't think she would eat anything but the meat. As for cooking it, I added all the ingredients to a large cast iron skillet and cooked it on the stove for about 20 minutes before putting it in a 400°F oven for another 20 minutes and it came out very nicely.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2014
Cajun Seafood Pasta
Very good base recipe. I altered it a bit. We didn't want it spicy because of our kiddos, so I only added a little bit of the peppers. I also added two crushed garlic cloves and all freshly chopped herbs. The sauce did come out a bit too soupy but the flavor was amazing.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2012
Sage Pork Chops
This is an incredible tasting and incredibly easy recipe! I used a fraction of the salt though. I don't like salty food and the beef bouillon provides plenty of salt to begin with. My husband loved it and so did my two young children.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012

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