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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Only cooking for 2 unless we include Bella the cat. Do most cooking in the winter because summer is for gardening! Retired flight attendant and business owner. Enjoying my free time!
My favorite things to cook
Love to bake bread and anything chocolate. Hearty soups are a favorite especially in winter - go well with bread! Like to try new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and grandma were both good cooks but failed to teach anybody. we all had to figure things out for ourselves. I enjoy making my grandma's nut roll from her Slovenian roots and my mom's meat loaf.
My cooking triumphs
Not catching the kitchen on fire when I tried flambe! Short ribs of beef turned out really well and my Christmas specialty, Buche de Noel.
My cooking tragedies
The day our Golden Retriever Molly ate the ham dinner. Good thing we enjoy pizza.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Buche de Noel
I make this about every other Christmas so family and friends think it's too hard to do yearly! It's actually quite easy although time-consuming. I forgot to grease the paper before pouring in the batter. Won't do that again! Picking off paper very labor intensive. I always make a "stump" on the top and use powdered sugar as "snow." Icing seems like overkill although my family chocoholics LOVE it. I also rob my holly bushes of a few leaves and berries for extra frou-frou.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2013
Cream Cheese Penguins
Wow...this got a great reception from a group of picky eaters! And let's face it, they are totally adorable! We added someone's idea of a cheese ball covered in the cream cheese as an igloo and we did use whipped and flavored cream cheese. I think otherwise it would be sorta bland. Next time (tomorrow!) I'll substitute jarred red & green peppers for the scarves. The pimentos we bought were too skimpy and wouldn't stay in place.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2013
Chris' Grilled Orange Chicken
What about adding a mint/yogurt/lime sauce? Might just give it the added zip for those who want it.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2013

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