Kristen Profile - (1601939)

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Home Town: Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Member Since: Dec. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Sweet, sticky and Spicy Chicken
About this Cook
I love to travel, do crafty stuff, and cook. I love to spend time with friends, and have long, interesting talks. :-D
My favorite things to cook
hmmm I don't have any specific favorites. I like to improvise, and create new things!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my aunt Jenny makes my Mom's lasange... my Dad's baked ham with carrots, potatoes, cabbage onions.
My cooking triumphs
When I first lived in Germany I made these Amaretto Bon Bons, that were dipped in both white chocolate dark chocolate.. they came out awesome.. mmm! Probably one of the most tedious things I've ever made! Such a long process, but totally worth it, they were awesome.
My cooking tragedies
umm...yeah. : When I first started to explore the kitchen really, I decided a ketchup sandwich (two slices of really white bread and a whole lot of ketchup) would be the greatest, tastiest thing! disaster. I also found out the hard way, that you can't put out a grease fire with water.... but we wont get into that.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Quick and Easy Pizza Crust
I like this recipe, because it's super quick, and quite easy. The changes I made are: adding herbs, and onion/garlic powder to the dough, and I brushed the crust lightly with butter, after 10 minutes in the oven, and sprinkled with parmesan. I liked a review that I read, about making flatbread out of the recipe! sounds good -- I'll have to try that! What I would do differently in the future, is let the dough rise for 30 min., instead of 5... and I might add a touch more olive oil, or something to the crust, to make it a bit less dry. :-) What I loved most about this recipe was, is that I had EVERYTHING in the house already, and didn't need to go out and buy any extra ingredients. Thank you!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2012
Cucumber Sandwiches I
This is a nice, light snack or appetizer, especially for summer. I used Philadelphia light yogurt cream cheese, and it had a nicer and lighter taste... and in addition to that I also sprinkled the cucumber slices in a separate bowl with lemon and a pinch of salt first... and finished with a bit of dill sprinkled on top! For my bread, I used blackbread (I guess it's similar to pumpernickel - but it has sunflower seeds in it... totally delish!)

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2010
This recipe was great, simple and handy! To make it it more healthy, I used a mixture of flour... spelt flour and wheat flour!! In addition, I added a dash of nutmeg and a teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour and stirred well. I didn't have self-rising flour at home, so I made my own. To make your own self-rising flour - for each cup of flour - you just need to add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt, and 1, 1/2 tsp baking soda and sift together - voila! And to make it even more healthy - and flavorful, I used reduced sugar applesauce instead of syrup, and garnished with half of a small apple and half of a small banana in slices mmm - hubby cleaned the plate! (Look for a picture - I added to my review) Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe - I've already shared with my friends. :-) Will definitely make it again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2009

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