Colleen Profile - (18267814)

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Home Town: Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Walking
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About this Cook
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I love baking, and am always trying new recipes. My particular interest is making delicious deserts (my favorite) less fattening and generally healthier.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Manjar (Dulce de Leche) from Scratch
This was my first attempt to make Dulce de leche from scratch, and I am very pleased with the results. A few notes: 1) This takes time, but if you cook it on low, you only need to check in on it occasionally. When I made it, I cooked on low and it took about 4.5 hours, but at such a low heat I only needed to check in on it about once every half an hour. That means that it is not a hassle if you are doing other chores around the house. 2) It is very important to strain the dulce de leche before it is eaten or stored. The purpose of the baking soda in this recipe is to keep the milk from coagulating. That being said, there will be some small amount of coagulation at the top, and these weird bits will interfere with the other smooth, delicious experience. I will note that in the past I have made dulce de leche by boiling the can of sweetened condensed milk, and the raw ingredient approach produces a far superior result.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2011
Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Wow! If you like chocolate, these are the cookies for you! I have made these cookies several times, and have consistently had very good results. On a few occasions, I have omitted the 1 cup of chocolate chips stirred in at the end, and the results are still delightful. Of note, I believe that the step where the eggs are beaten is very important - that is what gives the cookies some of their volume. Otherwise, I think it would be difficult to mess these up!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2011
Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup
Mmmmm, this soup is so simple and satisfying. I originally tried this recipe to get rid of left-over ham, but now I am making it all the time! It is so healthy, extremely inexpensive to make, and the leftovers are very good.

46 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2007

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