Beth Profile - (18328177)

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Living In: Nyack, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
Recipe Box 2 recipes
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4th of July Cake
About this Cook
I love to cook. My grandmother taught me how and I get alot of my recipes from her. I love trying out new recipes but my real passion is baking. It is so relaxing...its like my yoga :)
My favorite things to cook
I love making homemade Italian food...the sauce the pasta, everything...and I ALWAYS make too much so I usually just have a huge dinner party and send everyone home with leftovers. I started baking at a restaurant recently and LOVE it! I'm learning so much and can see a great future with it. I bake atleast 3 days a week at home, but I usually give the treats I make to friends and colleagues to enjoy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love Christmas. Homemade pierogies, fried fish, farts (just what we call it, its actually sauerkraut and smashed peas - supposed to bring you money). I started a new tradition a couple years ago. My sisters come to my house and we bake dozens and dozens of cookies and bring them with us to Vigilia (our Polish tradition).
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I have a dinner party and everyone raves over how great it is...and then the dessert. Everyone loves my desserts!
My cooking tragedies
I got a recipe for beef stew...probably the easiest thing to make and I ruined it! It was so disgusting me and my boyfriend didn't eat it and ended up throwing it all out! I've since learned that everything you cook doesn't have to be extravagent with its ingredients, simplicity is key.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Aunt Mary's Eggplant Balls
I loved this recipe! I love eggplant so this was perfect! I put the steamed eggplant in a food processor and pulsed it a bit before adding the bread crumbs and other ingredients. I only used one egg since I did this but added about 2 T of milk. I also added a little bit of basil and crushed red pepper. Thanks to the other reviewer about using an ice cream scoop. Made it so easy! This recipe is going to be made alot!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2009
Ricotta Cookies III
Like other reviewers I had leftover ricotta that I didn't want to waste. This recipe was easy to make and delicious. I altered the recipe and instead of icing them I added chocolate chips. I also chopped up some fresh strawberries and added them and then drizzled some white chocolate on them (but they need to cook a bit longer with the strawberries or they end up a little soggy). Everyone loved this recipe and I will definitely make them again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2009

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