REENTHEQUEEN Profile - (1511756)

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Living In: Plymouth, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Maureen & Bob
About this Cook
I grew up in a household of six kids and a mom who is a wonderful cook. My two sisters and I all love to cook, I credit our mom for that!
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything...really! I like making things that are involved...could never be a "meatloaf every Wednesday" cook; I have to have more variety or cooking isn't as enjoyable.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably, like most people, it revolves around holidays... Weather that'd be a traditional Irish Boiled Dinner (St. Patrick's Day), my grandmother's reveered Pumpkin Pie (Thanksgiving & Christmas) or my dad's very favorite birthday cake: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake (November).
My cooking triumphs
My favorite thing that I guess I would call a "triumph" is my Crandberry Cheesecake that is encased in hardened Dark Chocolate! Impressing my soon-to-be father-in-law, who is 100% Italian, with my Lasagna...I'm 100% Irish!
My cooking tragedies
I made a Chicken Divan Casserole for a bridal shower, for 130+ people, and didn't figure the correct conversion of uncooked-to-cooked rice. Ended up with massive amounts of cooked rice to send home with shower attendees!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Candy Bar Fudge
Awesome...took the others advice. Unfortunately, I tasted the caramel/peanut portion, prior to putting it on the fudge, and determined that those two ingredients, melted together, make a wonderful ice cream topping. The fudge recipe, though, is yummy!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2007
Never Fail Applesauce Spice Cake
The flavor was outstanding. I made the cake in 2 9" pans, for a layer cake. The next time, I think I'd make 3 8" layers, as the cake went over the edges of the pans, but the flavor was out of this world. (I adjusted the baking time to 25 minutes, with my convection oven.) As another reviewer did, I omitted the nuts, and added a bit of maple syrup to the frosting. Yummy and a nice addition to our Thanksgiving meal!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2007
California Fusion Peach Salsa
Very easy and tasty. Took to a summer party and everyone loved it. I'd like it served over grilled chicken, port or fish. Yum!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2006

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