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Karen


Karen
 
Home Town: Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I'm married and love cooking for my husband. He's my own personal cheering section.
My favorite things to cook
Depends on my mood. Some days I like to slog through a difficult, multi-step recipe just to prove to myself I'm capable. Other days, I prefer to dig through the pantry and fridge/freezer and see what new thing I can come up with. Any day, I love cooking with foods I grow in my garden.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The same old, same old for holidays. It may sound boring, but I love knowing my favorite holiday foods will be there - for certain - as opposed to seeing some new-fangled replacement. It's OK to experiment by adding a dish, but heaven forbid you leave one out!
My cooking triumphs
I am a soup master! I love to make soups, and my family loves to eat them. My creme brulee is pretty good, and I grill a great steak with mushroom/bleu cheese sauce.
My cooking tragedies
A dish made with shredded zucchini and cheese was terrible, I thought, but my husband and family liked it. No major malfunctions as of yet (saying that means I'll ruin dinner tonight!), but I sometimes have a tendency to be "off" with my timing (as in some veggies in a dish done before others, etc.). Almost forgot (I guess I try not to think about it) - I can't make a pie crust to save my life. If one likes a taste and texture reminiscent of cardboard, I've got it down. Since most don't, I cheat and use refrigerated crusts.
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
The ONLY chocolate chip cookie recipe I'll use from now on. That's all I have to say.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2010
Penne with Chicken and Pesto
Delicious! I used homemade pesto and added a pound of cooked fresh baby bellas. Thanks for a great recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2010
Buffalo Chex(R) Mix
Sorry, but this was very bland. If you want spicy chex mix, add some Frank's to the original recipe, along with extra Worchestershire. I definitely won't be making this again.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2010
 
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