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Home Town: Long Island, New York, USA
Living In: Roscoe, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I have a big thing for sugar, so the baking and desserts is the most fun for me. Christmas cookies, or any Holiday-decorated treat. Colored sugar crystals, sprinkles, and icings just bring all that sort of stuff together; and a lot of fun, too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pierogies, Kielbasa (or as we grew up saying - cabossie), I always have to have the sausage stuffing at Thanksgiving. And I'm a vegetarian. And who can resist the dessert table? My side always has more desserts on holidays than actual food. My husband's family always outdoes themselves on the actual meal - which you cannot get better food anywhere.
My cooking triumphs
I'm typically really good at Italian stuff. It is not as difficult as some people may think. one of the easier genres to work in, for me. I usually get raves for my pies (apple & pumpkin in particular), cookies & stuff like that. There's a NY Cheesecake recipe on this site that my hubby keeps giving my credit for. It IS to die for, but I can't take the glory for it; I do execute it well, though.
My cooking tragedies
First attempt at maccaroons what a flat, splattered blue-green mess. It was Christmas, I wanted color... Let's just say I now have a Cream of Tartar phobia; similar thing happened to my cousin, so maybe we just have cream-of-tartar-anti-bodies in our DNA or something. And Gumbo. The first time I made gumbo, it literally tried to climb out of the pot. as it cooled, it grew-I swear. I gave some to a friend who didn't get to it right away. The next day, it had, um, exploded all over her refrigerator. That was a bad one. I felt really bad, but it tasted good. I still don't understand why it happened. Okra? I never cooked with it before then. Well, it was good anyway. I got the recipe from here.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Bagels I
AWESOME! The first time I made these my husband said ‘it smells like a bagel shop’. We ate the whole dozen. Theyre irresistible & super light. While not as big as bagel store bagels you can make less than a dozen. I made plain sesame poppy garlic onion & everything. They sorta deflate as they go in the simmering water. The next time I made them they didn’t come out well. Was it the metal mixing bowl metal tongs & spatula or Kosher salt (that would be really funny).

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2014
Cheese Babka
Excellent. I will say to work fast folding the cheese into the dough and getting it into the pan. Two of the three I made had the cheese oozing out of the dough before i could get in the pan. I was very frustrated, but they all tasted great; just like I remember from Gramma's!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2014
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
These taste like the ones in the restaurant. I've made them a few times now, but for whatever the reason, they don't puff up for me they stay sorta flattened. i'll keep trying, though.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2014

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