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KatyDid


KatyDid
 
Home Town: Normal, Illinois, USA
Living In: Urbana, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian
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"Irresistable Pecan Pie" gets my thumbs up!
About this Cook
My mother's side of the family is notoriously ONLY good at baking (very good, mind you) but my paternal grandmother is a whiz in the kitchen. I hope I fall somewhere in the middle!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make desserts and I also like to cook veggies (mostly steam and sautee).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Incredibly unhealthy and tasty things.
My cooking triumphs
Various pies at Thanksgiving, cakes for birthdays, good sauteed vegetables and one lovely Yummy Yam Casserole (from this website)!
My cooking tragedies
Um I have a problem with reading the directions totally through before starting so I ran into many problems in my first year of cooking. I am now wiser and more confident (both very necessary to be a good cook!). My most awful tragedies, however, would have to be the time I burnt to a crisp my first pecan pie (and all those expensive pecans) and the time I managed to screw up boxed mac and cheese (fyi - don't cool the noodles before you mix the butter and cheese powder in).
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Chili I
I wish I could give this 10 stars! This is awesome and people are always surprised to hear the ingredients. It is a really great idea to use real steak in the chili too. I fix this up, spoon into my big crock pot dish, let it chill in the fridge overnight and serve at an annual fall chili get-together the next day - perfect for allowing me to enjoy myself at the party instead of slaving away in the kitchen all day!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2009
German Spaetzle Dumplings
Good recipe but I found it difficult to find the right tool for pushing the dough through. I ended up using a potato masher since I like thicker dumplings.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2009
Hot German Potato Salad III
Amazing, absolutely delicious. My grandmother (my Oma) is from Germany and this tastes very similar to her potato salad which I never thought I would be able to reproduce. This would make an excellent side to a German main course like Rouladen or Weinerschnitzel.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2009
 
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