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KATHNH


KATHNH
 
Home Town: New Hampshire, USA
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Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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Aug. 17, 2012 7:23 pm 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2012 7:10 am
Recently, my husband and I decided our house needed hardscape - the new deck needed a landing, a patio for the gas grill and maybe a walkway out to the gate.  After drawing out our ideas and calculating our supplies we realized we'd need 150 large paving blocks.  More daunting, we realized… MORE
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About this Cook
Married with two grown sons, a dog and two grand-dogs. More a baker than a cook, every so often I simply have to "channel" my grandmother and just spend the day in the kitchen. Sure wish there were more people to eat what I cook!
My favorite things to cook
It's feast or famine. I love cooking for a crowd because I really enjoy having six things going at once.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My son is a fantastic cook; I love it when he offers to make something or teach me how. Some favorites: Sweet Potato Chips; Paella; and Shrimp Scampi.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the competitive soup contest at work with the Pumpkin Bisque I had spent weeks perfecting. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And the day my husband was checking out the "cook of the month" feature in the local paper. "I should put your name in for that" he says. "Wow" I replied, "that's the nicest thing you've ever said about my cooking!" "Well," he said, "I was just sitting here thinking.... You cook about once a month."
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count. I suppose the low point was the "beef stew" I tried to make out of leftover garlic mashed potatoes and sirloin steak. I've never been sure if I really had morning sickness or if it was a result of eating only my own cooking!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Pear and Blue Cheese Pastry Triangles
Definitely a recipe worth keeping, but read the reviews! First, the amount of onions. If you use small onions (about the size of a tennis call) you will need three. I used two large onions (about the size of a softball) and it was more than enough. Second, while this is good as it is, the cups are a great idea. See my custom recipe for how I plan to change it. Three, be sure to use parchment paper, and when you cut the puff pastry leave it in a square with just a tiny space between the cut pieces. That way you can just put the toppings on the entire thing - much faster and easier, and it ensures there's topping all over it. Fourth, bake at least as long as the directions say. it's better well done than underdone. Some of the onions may burn but you can break them off the finished product. Enjoy!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2011
Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry
sesame and cayenne add some sparkle, and the recipe is super easy to follow. The whole is just a little flat, though.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2011
Meringue Cookies
I'm pretty sure the reviewer had a problem because you specified "white sugar" which she interpreted as "confectioner's sugar" instead of "granulated sugar". Use granulated sugar in this recipe and it is perfect.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2010
 
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