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Carol King


Carol King
 
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Transitioning into cooking for two again after 30 years... trying new recipes, new ways to cook. Finally got a new kitchen that I've needed for many years and enjoy being it more than going out to eat. I always loved to entertain, but the stress of it was sometimes overwhelming because I thought I had to wow my guests with intricate meals...now I wow them (and myself) with simpler, yet delicious meals.
My favorite things to cook
I'm very good at whipping up a meal at a moments notice. Looking at what I have for ingredients and creating something easily allows me to enjoy drop in company as well as not frequenting fast food establishments because I don't know what to cook. I love to create salads, anything chocolate, new as well as tried & true chicken recipes, anything on the grill, homemade pizza's, soups & chowders.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sour Cream Coffee Cake and overnight french toast for holiday breakfasts. Last minute...no idea what to make for dessert...simple yet decadent chocolate float dessert I've been making for almost 30 yrs. Making up recipes with what I have and having my family tell me...please write this one down!
My cooking triumphs
Recreated my favorite Uno's meal by looking up the ingredients online and creating my own version. After defrosting fish and not scallops for this years Christmas brunch, I quickly reviewed a few recipes at allrecipes and created my version of a wonderful fish & shrimp chowder and no one even missed the scallops!
My cooking tragedies
Overcooked my first try at roasted veggies...dried up into nothing & burned! Spent an hour making meatballs that I ended up burning in my slow cooker. Finding out 3 hours before company was to arrive on Easter Sunday that my crown roast was bad! This is when I learned that all was not lost, there's always chicken!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Hot Fudge Sauce I
Just made this to put over an ice cream pie....won't be doing that tonight! Too soupy...maybe it will thicken up overnight in the refrigerator. I followed recipe exactly...next time I will reduce the sugar. Too sweet for my taste. Mine did not come out grainy at all. The last recipe I made (different recipe) was very grainy. This onoe I did over double boiler and gradualy added sugar and I believe that made the difference. Very smooth and rich. Looks like it will be good over an angel cake. Not sure about the ice cream pie!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2011
Baked Mashed Potatoes
Wish I'd taken a picture....these potatoes were pretty as a picture and they tasted even better! Everyone loved them. Because they were baked it ony took a half hour. They were just golden brown and piping hot. I sprinkled chives into mixture as I beat in the cream cheese and a little paprika on top right before I popped them in the oven. These will be a family favorite!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2007
Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork
This was the easiest holiday menu ever. Roast practically prepared itself. First time sausage/pork stuffing got rave reviews! More meat than I expected (got nervous and cooked a turkey breast too, just in case!)Meat was deceiving - only 10 bones, but more than enough meat for 14 people. Butcher should have explained how much add'l meat was there in addition to the chops. All my recipes came from Allrecipes and were wonderful! Root vegetable mix, holiday baked mashed potatoes, special cranberry relish ....just wonderful. Yes, I took a chance trying new recipes on a holiday for 15 people, but I'd read each one thoroughly including reviews & comments and picked out really good recipes. It had been over 25 years since I'd attempted a crown roast...sorry I waited so long!!! Thank you everyone for making my holiday cooking so easy, interesting and successful.

60 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2007
 
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