lovestobake Profile - (18232562)

cook's profile


Home Town: Jamestown, New York, USA
Living In: Syracuse, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
If only there was something delicious here to stare longingly at...
Make sure your Cook's Profile is loaded with gaze-worthy photos.
Start uploading photos now!
About this Cook
Self-taught in the kitchen. I find cooking and baking very relaxing and find satisfaction in doing it well. I love to collect and read cookbooks, cooking magazines, and browse cooking sites, always looking for new ideas.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Italian! My real passion is baking and I will attempt pretty much anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At Christmas, we always put on a Swedish smorgasbord for my husband's family. We eat Korv (sausage), silta (a pork/veal mix in a jellied loaf), rice pudding, boiled potatoes w/dill, ham, Bondst cheese, limpa (swedish rye bread), and pepparkakut (a spicy cookie). With my background being Polish and German, I sometimes throw kielbasa & kraut in for the heck of it.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching myself how to make a light, flaky pie crust, and homemade yeast breads and rolls. Also, the day my hubby presented me with my very own Kitchen Aide stand mixer--wow---aren't they the greatest!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at making jam involved my daughter, then 4, and I picking wild blackberries all morning. We came home scratched up and tired, but I couldn't wait to make jam. I didn't have any pectin and didn't own a candy thermometer, but went ahead anyway thinking it couldn't be all that tough--cooks had done without those luxuries for years and made jam. Anyway, the next day, I proudly put a jar out for my husband to have with his morning toast. It was so thick and stiff he could barely get it out the jar. Of course, I burst into tears realizing I would have to throw out the whole batch. Needless to say, I purchased a candy thermometer and have used pectin ever since, although my husband later commented my jam would have made an excellent road tar!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas
Halved the recipe and added onion, but found it to be very bland tasting. Won't be making it again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2012
Creamy Banana Bread
I love this recipe. Thank you Pam for sharing. I have made it several times since finding it and now my husband won't settle for any other banana bread. I have shared the recipe with several friends who all love it. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2006

In Season

Easter Ham, Lamb, and More
Easter Ham, Lamb, and More

Choose your Easter dinner main dish from hams, savory lamb, and over 150 more recipes.

Easter Desserts
Easter Desserts

Bunny cakes, lamb cakes, chocolate eggs, and carrot cakes to nibble on.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States