MOM2ABNJOHN Profile - (18354292)

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Living In: North Haven, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a busy working mom of 2 kids (ages 3 and 5) who has great aspirations to turn my kids into healthy eaters.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook tasty dinners (no fish, please!) and tend to lean towards Italian fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Sunday my husband insists I make good old spaghetti and meatballs. My kids aren't always very receptive but someday we hope they will look back fondly on the tradition. I also love to make cookies with my daughter.
My cooking triumphs
Any time my daughter walks in the kitchen and asks "What is that delicious smell"?
My cooking tragedies
Easter Sunday's lamb cake. I had such hopes for a beautiful presentation, but then the head and neck fell off and we dubbed it the"slaughtered lamb" cake. It was still tasty and everybody ate it just the same, it just wasn't the way I had hoped, but what ever is?
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Deep Dish Brownies
Flavor was OK; I like mine with more deep chocolate flavor but I was looking for a recipe with cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate (I was out) and this fit the bill. The cooking time is too long! I set the timer for 40 minutes and fortunately looked at 35 because they were already a little overdone. They're OK in a pinch. For those looking for a REALLY fudgy brownie (granted with a little more effort, but if you're going to do it, do it right!) go to Baking with Julia. I have made those and became a legend for it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2007
Banana Muffins II
These were wonferful; didn't last a day at my house. Added milk chocolate chips and cinnamon; otherwise prepared as the recipe stated. An addition to my recipe box.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2007
No Bake Cookies III
Wow! Add me to the legions of fans for this one! As I was preparing it my kids came running down the stairs due to the wonderful smell and were pleasantly surprised to find their wait was not as long as usual to dig in. They are simply fabulous. A little something for everyone. A definite keeper. Like everyone else, I used less sugar (1 and 1/3 cups sugar and they are still plenty sweet) and cooked a little longer (2+ minutes).

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2007

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