SHARRYN Profile - (153805)

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Home Town: Alexandria, Pennsylvania, USA
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Member Since: May 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Pastel Portrait of myself
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
Tasty Buns
About this Cook
I'm adventurous and love to try new things. I'm good at teaching myself how to do various things by reading and studying. I'm a self-taught artist and cook.
My favorite things to cook
I've been on a cheesecake baking spree lately and have also perfected the perfect chocolate whoopie pie cake that I make for every picnic and family activity.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas we make an old recipe called Fruit Loaf. It's not to be confused with fruit cake; it's an entirely different recipe, served with whipped topping.
My cooking triumphs
I experiment a lot with baking artesian type breads and am getting close to making a Portuguese Saloio bread, but not quite there yet.
My cooking tragedies
I made chocolate chip cookies and added the baking soda twice... DOUBLE YUCK! Fortunately they weren't being taken anywhere so I didn't poison anyone :)
Recipe Reviews 136 reviews
Spumoni Chocolate Chip Cookies
Wow, these are now my 2nd favorite (chocolate chip will always reign as #1), cookies ever! The ingredients work so well together, and are a real treat for the taste-buds. Thanks Serafina for a great holiday (or anytime) cookie!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2014
Sweet Zucchini Relish
Just made this recipe today, exactly as written and I must say I too am now a fan! This was the first year that I planted zucchini in my garden and it really took off. I never heard of zucchini relish but wanted to use up some so I thought I'd just give it a try. Was this ever a surprise! I will definitely be making this again and again. Next time I may reduce the sugar a little, use apple cider vinegar and will add some hot peppers to give it zing. It is wonderful as written though, so do give it a try. Also, I was looking in my All American canner cook book and found the same recipe only they made it out of zucchini slices for pickle chips. It said to only process for 10 minutes and it did say to use water bath, so it is definitely a safe recipe, so don't be concerned about it not being safe. EDIT: Tonight I baked chicken legs in the oven @ 400F for one hour. I then put some of this relish on each piece and let it cook about 10-15 minutes more. OUT OF THIS WORLD! My advice, don't limit yourself to just hamburgers & hot dogs with this recipe. Experiment because it is worth it's weight in gold! And do shred the zucchini as stated in the recipe. It makes it stay together better when you put it on something. I can't stop raving about this recipe.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2014
Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes
Just made this for supper and it turned out really good. Will definitely make again.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2014

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