Renee Profile - (18319603)

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Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books
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2009 christmas cookie tray :)
About this Cook
I live in Oregon with my boyfriend of seven years, our two dogs and cat. I am going to college full time and am not working at the moment so I am always on the lookout for budget friendly recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking bread most of all. It seems like magic everytime! I also love to experiment with cooking world cuisines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably my Grandma's Christmas cookie plate- she sure knew how to bake!
My cooking triumphs
Everytime someone I've cooked for says "yum".
My cooking tragedies
Who hasn't started a kitchen fire or two...right?
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin
The flavor of this dish was very yummy. I thought that the end result of this dish would be roasted chunks of squash with browned breadcrumbs and cheese, but the squash was so soft from being baked under the foil that the consistency was more like mashed potatoes. I think that next time I will experiment with the baking temperatures and methods to get the texture I want from this dish, but otherwise I think it is great. It wasn't enough to change the mind of my squash hating dinner-guests, though. :( Thanks Merrittorious

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2010
Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews
This was amazing! We are broccoli lovers to begin with, but this dish is so yummy that it would convert even a devout hater! I recieved many compliments on this dish when I made it on Christmas, and I plan on making it many more times in the future! Thanks for the recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2010
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
I usually don't like biscotti but I think these are delicious! I like the use of olive oil instead of butter, makes them cheaper to make and a little healthier.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2010

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