MYTHMANIAC Profile - (18375384)

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Home Town: Buffalo, New York, USA
Living In: Maine, New York, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Christmas Cookie Spread, 2005 (2)
Christmas Cookie Spread, 2005
About this Cook
I am a new mom, always on the prowl for easy, yet equally delicious recipes to make for my family. We love to cook and try new things! I'm the baker, and my better half is the cook, so we balance out nicely.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake, mainly cookies, cheesecakes, and cakes. I'm also interested in learning more crock pot recipes, simple family dishes, and Polish recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family heritage is Polish, though we do not have many ethnic traditions. I would love to learn more about Eastern European cuisine and incorporating it into my future family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
I am the official baker of my family and the Christmas cookie spread is my yearly specialty.
My cooking tragedies
I'm working on becoming better friends with the grill. I tend to over-grill, and have lost many a chicken leg, flamed helplessly stuck to the grill grate.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Pink Cloud
The recipe as indicated yields 12 servings, so I cut everything in half to suit my family of four. I used orange gelatin, and it was very tasty. This may seem obvious, I think, but it wasn't for me at first ... The recipe doesn't specify whether or not the gelatin is supposed to be "Prepared" or "Unprepared" ... I just dumped the powder into the whipped topping and stirred it in with the rest of the ingredients. I let everything sit in the fridge for about a hour before eating it, so it solidified a bit, but not to gelatin consistency. It was tasty, but a tad gritty, which is why I deducted a star from my rating. Just for grins, I may try preparing the gelatin as indicated on the box, allowing it to somewhat cool, (as you usually have to use boiling water), and then mixing it in with the rest of the ingredients. It may solve the grit issue. Even so, I will definitely make this again as is, as it was a super quick dessert, tasty enough to satisfy my families sweet-teeth.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2011
Polish Pickles
This was a hit at our daughter's baptism after-party. I will serve these again for family gatherings; they went fast!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2008
Adrienne's Cucumber Salad
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. It was very watery. Even after a day in the fridge, the cucumbers didn't come close to absorbing all of the liquid in this recipe, and I used more cucumbers than the recipe called for. My family wasn't crazy about this taste of this either. I'll keep looking for a different cucumber salad recipe ... a lot of people liked this one, but it didn't work out for our family. Sorry!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2008

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