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Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Working mom of two. Love to cook, love to try new recipes, love to plan menus. Would love to do everything from scratch, but right now time is crunched. Hit-and-miss cook.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican dishes, breakfast and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting my elementary-aged kids involved in the kitchen so they both have basic knowledge and can cook for themselves someday. Traditions include Christmas cookies, Saturday-morning pancakes, and my son likes to crack eggs for me whenever I'm cooking/baking!
My cooking triumphs
Baking is where I've been most successful - fancy cakes, cookies, cupcakes.
My cooking tragedies
I'm constantly overcooking beef (steaks, roasts, etc.).
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
This is the best banana bread I think I've ever had! Moist and dense ... perfect. The first few times I made it, I followed a reviewer's suggestion to cream softened butter with the sugar, but last night I made it as directed with melted butter. I left out the nuts since my family doesn't like them, and I did mash the bananas rather than slice them. I just now had a piece this afternoon, and it was delicious.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2014
Broccoli Cheese Soup V
I had some leftover steamed broccoli florets and garlic red-skin potatoes in the fridge and decided soup was the best way to use them up. I read a few recipes on this site and chose this one; I liked the idea of cooking the flour into the onions rather than adding it (or cornstarch) later with liquid. Since my broccoli was already cooked, I didn't simmer it in the chicken broth separately; I slowly added the broth to the thickened milk mixture then added the chopped-up broccoli once that was warmed through (along with my leftover potatoes). Seasoned with lots of pepper after I stirred in the cheese ... delicious. I think next time I will try it with a combination of Velveeta and cheddar, as some reviewers have suggested.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2014
Creamy Caramel Flan
So delicious! Brought it to a work potluck, and my coworkers loved it. A few mentioned that they liked it better than the traditional (read: eggy) flan. I used the ingredients as listed; even though I had read the reviews about using a blender, I thought, "Surely my trusty Kitchenaid mixer will make it smooth." Nope ... I ended up pouring it into my blender;. the cream cheese would not blend in otherwise. I realized when I was pouring the custard into my pan that it was too small, so I made one 8" and two little custard cups. I will buy a 10" round pan just to be able to make this again! A delicious and beautiful dessert.

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Reviewed On: May 3, 2013

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