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Home Town: Rochelle Park, New Jersey, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Mexican and homemade pizza for my boys.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is the annual holiday cookie bake my mother-in-law hosts each December. Family and friends gather together with their favorite doughs and we all share in the results to give to lucky recipients.
My cooking triumphs
My first loaf of white sandwich bread from scratch!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at a whole-wheat sandwich loaf! Doorstop, anyone?
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Very Chocolate Ice Cream
We got a Cuisinart ice cream maker for Christmas this year, and this is the second-ever batch of ice cream, and the first custard-based, we've made. Everyone loved it! I did add one step to the prep, and that was to strain the mixture after adding and simmering the egg yolks, and before adding the chocolate. I was glad I did as I did find tiny pieces of "something" that came out in the sieve. Two other changes I made was to use semi-sweet baking morsels (I had no big block to use) and to add 1 tsp. of espresso powder to the mix. The chocolate chips did not melt all the way, but it added a nice texture to the finished product. The espresso powder idea I got from baking, where it does not add a real coffee flavor but really "kicks up" the overall result. My DH gave the review, "It tastes like professional ice cream!" My 7 yr old son just wolfed it down! I'll definitely make again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2011
Jewish Coffee Cake
The only thing wrong with this recipe is that it's very addicting! And brown sugar instead of the confectioner's sugar is definately the way to go!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2010
Pasta e Fagioli I
My husband and I love this soup! It goes together very easily, and tastes like you've been working on it all day! I always add a little more liquid than the recipe calls for; in leftovers the pasta seems to absorb quite a bit of the "juice." Try using canned tomatoes with "extras" in them, like diced tomatoes with onion and celery, for even more flavor. Some folks might want to add a bit of sea or kosher salt if you use the low-sodium broth.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2009

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