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Home Town: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I love to experiment with new recipes and have only a few dishes that I repeat. I remember when my son was a teenager and I made something that everyone liked. He responded, "Enjoy it'll never have it again!"
My favorite things to cook
Chicken piccata and roast chicken (I like recipes with few ingredients that can be thrown together to make a delicious ending.)
My cooking tragedies
I will never forget dropping the Thanksgiving turkey upside down on the kitchen floor when I took it out of the oven! Julia Child would have been proud: we scraped it up and ate it anyway
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Strawberry and Feta Salad
Wow! This is delicious! However, I must admit that I changed it up a bit due to not having all ingredients. I substituted candied pecans for the almonds and I substituted goat cheese for the feta. I also did half vegetable oil and half olive oil. It was an amazing salad! I think that it's one of those recipes which easily lends itself to changes and tweaks. It does need nuts and berries though.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2012
German Pancakes II
Interesting recipe....First, I will say that my husband, who is German, says he never had anything like this in his life and that the only German"pancakes" he knew of were the potato latkes that his mother and grandmother used to make. Having said that, I'll move on to the recipe which is so easy that it almost makes itself! I did add a bit of nutmeg after reading the other reviews and baked it in a large, ovenproof frying pan at 375 for 30 minutes. It is also quite impressive to watch while it bakes. My husband kept asking if I were sure that it wasn't a souffle. (I even took a pic when it was done to send to my daughter. ;-)) This recipe is pure comfort food but is light with a nearly creamy center shiny with melted butter. How bad could that be? (To paraphrase Ina Garten.....) I ate it with cherry preserves and it was delich. My husband added more butter (!!) and maple syrup. He said that it was good....nothing more; however, I plan the menus and loved it, so I will definitely be serving it again, especially on a weekend morning when I need to get breakfast on the table while multitasking various other things.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 12, 2011
World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
I've usually made scones from a mix....don't ask me why as I nearly never use mixes. I guess that I just thought that homemade scones would be difficult--wrong! I wanted to make scones for Christmas morning and these turned out great. I think that I put them too close to each other as they kinda mushed together when baking. I took them out after 15 minutes and initially thought that they were a little underdone. I took out the ones that seemed the most done and popped the rest back in the oven. In the meantime, my husband started on his and told me to take the others out of the oven as they were just very moist inside, not underdone. The scones accompanied soft boiled eggs and I served them with clotted cream and jam. Delicious! So much for scone mixes....this was perfect!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2011
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