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Kristine Beeson

Kristine Beeson
Home Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Living In: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a giggly geeky girl who loves to blog. I'm from a family who has been very involved in cooking, from growing up initially in a meat-eating house, to turning mostly vegetarian, and then everything in between as I moved out on my own and got married to a vegetarian.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking Macaroni and Cheese the best, from a white sauce and simmering butter and then baking it to make the flavors the best. I also enjoy baked goods - cakes and cookies are my favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is an excellent cook, and catered me and my sibling's weddings. We have a lot of family traditions that I enjoy keeping up with, like bringing the same foods for thanksgiving each year. I try to be the recorder of the family, taking recipes we've used for years and putting them on the web so they won't be lost over time (
My cooking triumphs
I'm quite proud to have my grandma's Panda Bear cake pan that she used for my siblings on their 1st birthday. I've made two of these decorated cakes now for my niece and nephew.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Green Salad Plus
This was a super idea! It really made a "salad night" into something fun instead of blah. I added finely sliced red peppers and almonds instead of walnuts. A handful of craisins made for another fruity touch. When it came to the dressing, I didn't have orange juice, so I used a tablespoon of lemon juice and about a tablespoon of sugar to make it not so sour. I also roasted a whole head of garlic and put the cloves in with the dressing at the end and poured the whole mixture over the salad. I appreciated that this made a small amount of dressing, so I didn't feel bad tossing it with the salad instead of keeping it on the side as I normally would do. We'll definitely do this again, thanks!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2008
Tater Tot Casserole I
I followed the advice of some of the others here and doubled the eggs. We also used Morningstar Sausage Links for a vegetarian version and that worked really well!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2006

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