TRISH441 Profile - (18126528)

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Home Town: Kansas, USA
Living In: Kansas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I like cooking, I just don't like to spend hours in the kitchen doing it. I think you can make some very good, nutritious meals without doing that. I like to experiment with new recipes all the time. I find recipes, adapt them to my tastes & often make them better than they were written by the addition of spices, wine, or other ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
I love seafood, so anything with seafood in it is all right in my book. We don't have fresh seafood where I live, so I have to settle for frozen. I also cook with a lot of chicken & am always looking for different ways to use it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother loved baking desserts when I was growing up to feed her sweet tooth, that's where I got mine. She made cobblers with fresh peaches, strawberry shortcake with strawberries we picked, & pies & cakes from scratch. She made her own pie crust, something I don't do. But I like making desserts too & make my cakes from scratch, not from a box.
My cooking triumphs
I'm always glad & find satisfaction when I try a new recipe & it turns out good. The true test is if my husband likes it & wants to have it again. He's my guinea pig & I'm glad he likes to try new things as well as I do.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Fra Diavolo Sauce With Pasta
I gave this a 4 out of 5 because I had to change the recipe a little for my taste. I added a can of tomato paste to add more body to the sauce & more flavor. I did not have scallops, so I doubled the amount of shrimp. & I added just a pinch of nutmeg & garlic powder to add even more flavor. After these changes the recipe was great, my DH & I both loved it. I can't imagine eating it as the recipe was originally written, it seems so bland that way & without substance.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2010
Ashley's Chocolate Chip Cookies
I doubled the recipe because it doesn't make enough for a big batch. I took these cookies on a campout with a bunch of people & they all raved about how good they were. The only problem was they went way too fast!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2009
Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting
I added more cocoa powder to make this frosting a little more chocolaty. Other than that I thought it was really good.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2009

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