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Member Since: Feb. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Married with three sons. Third one (Sam) threw me for a loop b/c he's not a big eater like his brothers or dad. Love to cook, especially when I have the time to experiment!
My favorite things to cook
Bread. Quick, simple and tasty meals made with ingredients I have on hand. Biscotti to give away. Not a fan of processed foods. I like to cook from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas dinner. One year I WILL make a Christmas goose! "Mom-mom's Macaroni and Cheese" and "Your green beans" according to my children.
My cooking triumphs
Christmas dinner! I try something new each year. Getting dinner on the table and actually pleasing Sam!
My cooking tragedies
There have been many!!
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Cheeseburger Soup I
This is one of those recipes where tweaking is expected. After all when we create a recipe the ingredient amounts are approximate. I rate it as a 4, as it presently stands, but made the following changes: doubled ground beef, carrots and onions (maybe basil and parsley too?); used 1 can beef broth, two cans chicken (would have used 3 beef but didn't have another on hand); I have no idea how much white sauce I made (1.5), but I made it a cheese sauce using 2 c. shredded extra sharp cheddar; added two cups shredded xshch at the end and a little bit of cooked bacon (didn't need it). 17-year old took it to school for lunch even though the container required a gift bag with a handle and "lots of tape around the edges." He has a very big football game tonight and I feel honored and so should you, Auntylene. You could contribute to three touchdowns!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011
Fluffy Pancakes
I hated making pancakes! Then I found this recipe. I do not tweek it except for mini chocolate chips for my son. I usually make "pan" cakes in that they are almost the size of the pan I use. Maybe I'll try smaller ones on a griddle... Hint: For those of you who sometimes have pancakes that are loose in the middle, test your pancake by touching the middle of the pancake. If it springs back, it is ready. Sound familiar? It's a cake-baking technique. These are cakes here and they are AWESOME!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2010
Crispy Orange Beef
This is excellent. My family loves it the way it is, no changes. We almost always serve it with rice and steamed or stir-fried broccoli. It is worth the time and the calories, if you are counting them

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2010

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