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Home Town: Skokie, Illinois, USA
Living In: Kadena, Okinawa, Japan
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Not much to tell. I'm an artist. Married with two children, a boy who's 14 and a girl who's 3.
My favorite things to cook
Lasagna or other pasta dishes, cake decorating is my latest speciality.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My maternal grandmother was polish. She made excellent dumplings, beet soup, stuffed cabbage rolls and pierogi. My father's mother was Puerto Rican and made the most amazing Pasteles. I miss them both... but the experience has taught me to be eclectic in the kitchen, and not worry about sticking with only one ethnicity.
My cooking triumphs
Beautiful tiered fondant covered wedding cake with double overlapping stringwork and ruffles.
My cooking tragedies
My poor memory... I often forget to set timers, but I'm getting better at realizing this before it's too late!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Mild Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
I really didn't care very much for this recipe. It ended up being alternately bland and slightly icky, but that may be due to my choice in enchilada sauce.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2008
Apple Enchilada Dessert
My son tends to grumble about my cooking efforts (or anyone else's, for that matter), but he couldn't say enough about this one. He even thanked me for it, as he was heading off to bed! That's a first, I'll tell you. Since my husband and I tend to like our apple pies more spicy than usual pie filling allows, I added another teaspoon of cinnamon, and a few shakes of nutmeg... but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Home run, ReDonna!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2008
Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Personal opinion, but this is the absolute BEST chocolate frosting I have *ever* eaten. They were right that it's dangerous, though. You can't stop tasting it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2006

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