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Living In: La Crosse Area, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything with seafood. Anything with fresh ingredients. Anything with lots of butter, cream, and sugar. Oh, and recipes with lots of steps.
My cooking triumphs
I love experimenting with new recipes, combining recipes, or making up recipes. So...anytime something great comes out of my kitchen it's a triumph! :o)
My cooking tragedies
I had a monkey bread disaster that had me running to the grocery store at 1:00 a.m. for the 4th go at carmel sauce. Total cooking self-esteem shredder! Was it my pan? Was the heat wrong? Was it just never meant to be? Who knows! But it remains a blot on my cooking career and my co-workers like to bring it up occasionally to keep me humble. One of them has since given me a recipe for Never-Fail Microwave Monkey Bread to assuage the pain...or rub it in :o) I haven't had the courage to try it yet and it's been 2 years...
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Easy Pancakes
This recipe is not very good as written. If you have time to read all the reviews or you want to develop your own recipe, perhaps this recipe works well for that. However, it should not be rated based on the changes.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2010
Jenny's Black Forest Cake
This is just plain great chocolate cake. I've made many made-from-scratch chocolate cakes in my day that are worse than boxed cake. Not so, with this one. It's light, moist, and nicely chocolatey. I, too, used the recipe for the cherries from Black Forest Cake I from this site. And real whipped cream is a must. The combination is stunning.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2010
American Lasagna
THE best lasagna I've ever tasted! And, it fits in a regular 9x13 pan, so you don't have to buy a new pan or plan for your meal flowing over the sides and ending up burnt at the bottom of your oven. Everyone I've given this recipe to thinks it's the best they've ever had. I do only make two layers, rather than three, because it's a lot easier to divide up evenly and get into the pan. I've even made this is a giant crock pot (without first cooking the noodles) and it worked beautifully there, too. Try this recipe! You can't go wrong!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2008

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