GALA62 Profile - (1697766)

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Home Town: Canandaigua, New York, USA
Living In: Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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On our 1st cruise
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Baking pies is one my specialties! Also yeast rolls and breads. Love any chicken dish and love to experiment. Soups are another fun food to try new combinations. I make a killer fresh salsa with tons of cilantro.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother's Christmas punch which has tea in good and absolutely mandatory every year. Crown pork roast at Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Torte -helped raise over $250 in a bake sale raffle! Perfect potato rolls every Christmas. Perfect flaky pie crust.
My cooking tragedies
Grey, watery beef stew - we got subs that night! Garlic in the sausage gravy (with biscuits), my husband was NOT happy!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Apple Pie
This great recipe gives you a lightly sweet pie where you can actually taste the apples! The lemon adds a nice little zing. I made a very few minor modifications: substituted 1/4 of the white sugar with 1/4 cup brown sugar for a bit for depth of flavor. I brushed the top crust with half & half and then sprinkled with coarse sugar. Baked at 425 for only 20 minutes. Then at 350 for approximately 35-40 mins. One last thing- You don't need to do the layering step of the sugar & spices and apples. Just toss all these ingredients in a bowl to coat and dump into your shell. Pies are very forgiving that way! Oh, I think my pie pan is 10", so 7 apples was fine, any smaller pan and you certainly would run into trouble.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2014
Spicy Spaghetti Squash
Simple and easy. Plus it tasted so similar to high-carb pasta! Great for my South Beach menu. My changes were to omit the capers and scallions (didn't have them on hand), switch basil for the oregano and leave out the turkey this time. Still tasted great! One tip - sometimes spaghetti squash can be wet, so you may have to drain it a bit (esp if you microwaved it with water). Otherwise you'll have a soupy mess.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2013
Fresh Rhubarb Pie
Perfectly simple and delicious, no changes needed or made to this wonderfully old-fashioned pie!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2011

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