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Gwen


Gwen
 
Home Town: Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Macungie, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
My grandmother raised me and she's Ukranian. She is the one who taught me how to cook. She really doesn't measure a lot. She just knows when enough is enough.
My favorite things to cook
coconut shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, horseradish meatballs,spaghetti pie, cookies, cakes, casseroles, crock pot meals,Soups, mac & cheese from scratch! I don't think there's anything I won't try when it comes to the kitchen!
My favorite family cooking traditions
It's really important to taste your food as your cooking it to see if it needs any adjusting because if you don't like it--no one will either. You really don't want one flavor overpowering all the other flavors. You want all the flavors to be represented and mix well together.
My cooking triumphs
I have a recipe for chocolate mice (made from marachino cherries and hershey kisses). Well I took it a step further by making an angel food cake and I put yellow food coloring in it then cut holes in the cake in random areas(to make it look like a wheel of cheese. Then, I put the mice in the holes. It looks really neat!
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I moved in to our house, I made lasagna. I put it in the oven, and somehow the oven lock came on and I could not unlock it. So, I turned the oven off so the lasagna woulden't burn. When the oven cooled down, the lock came undone. Then I finished cooking the lasagna & it still turned out perfect. That was very scary but funny also!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Garlic Butter Sauce I
I made a roux first, just 1 tbsp. flour and 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, then added 1 cup heavy cream, then added some white cooking wine, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, & dried parsley, and fresh grated garlic( 3 big cloves of it). Then I drained a can of small clams, poured a little bit of the clam juice in the mixture, added the clams and cooked some shrimp in it too. I then made homemade noodles, and poured the clam/shrimp sauce over them.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2013
Joey's Bread Pudding
This recipe is very yummy! Things I did differently: I did not butter the bread first. I broke the bread in small pieces into a large bowl, then took a stick of room temperature butter and sliced it into 12 small pieces. I took 3 pieces(of butter) at a time with the bread and then mixed the bread with a mixer. I did this altertnatingly till all pieces of butter were gone. Then I got in it with my hands and mixed it a bit more. I did ad another 1/2 stick butter to it. I did not use regular bread. I used 2 packs of the Hawaiian sweet rolls. For the cinnamon and nutmeg, I sprinkled cinnamon all over the top, then with a wooden spoon, I swirled it into the batter so that some would get into the batter and some would stay on top. I did the same with the nutmeg. In a pinch, I ran out of vanilla extract, so I used pancake syrup in its place. The recipe came out yummalicious!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2010
One Bowl Brownies
I used Semi-sweet baker's chocolate and omitted the vanilla extract and these brownies turned out yummy. Nice & chocolaty & soft!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2009
 
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