catiebrooke Profile - (18237131)

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Living In: Edina, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am truly a baker at heart, but as I get older, I realize that eating brownies for breakfast isn't going to cut it anymore. I watch an absurd amount of Food Network and spend far too much of my paycheck at the grocery store and Williams-Sonoma.
My favorite things to cook
I love making prepared staples at home, like peanut butter and applesauce. I also really enjoy baking not-so-ordinary cakes for each of my friends birthdays. If it was acceptable, I would eat and prepare only breakfast food, all the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of my family traditions consist of me making messes in the kitchen and occaisionally a meal in the process. I am pumped about learning my husbands family recipes, Challah!
My cooking triumphs
Baking challah from scratch was probably my most exciting feat. I wanted to shout from the rooftops
My cooking tragedies
I don't eat meat, so I should have known better than to make a beef brisket for a dinner party of 8. I was mortified when my husband told me that I had just served my friends a vile slab of beef with sour tasting BBQ sauce.
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Vegetarian Meatloaf with Vegetables
I got my carnivore husband to eat a complete veg meal which speaks for itself. I added zucchini, red pepper, grated parm, and tomato paste to the wet mix and a splash of balsamic to the tomato sauce. Also subbed sausage Gimme Lean because that was all that Trader Joes carried, but am happy that I did. Served with a side of marinara.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2010
Sloppy Joes II
I made mine vegetarian with Morningstar crumbles. They were fantastic. I added a splash of Worcestershire while the mixture was simmering. Topped with very sharp cheddar.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2010
Chutney Baked Brie
This was a hit with the Mother's Day crowd. I used fig preserves and walnuts and it was simply perfect.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 19, 2008
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