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Karen Pike

Karen Pike
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Living In: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have a personalized chef service, preparing low fat, low sodium home cooked meals. My clients are younger professional people to older retired people. A home cooked meal beats the fast food alternatives anyday, and the best part is my clients do not have to cook! A couple of years ago I compiled a Cookbook as a fundraiser for my sister who was adopting her second daughter from China. The Cookbook was a great success, and I'm considering a follow-up with more of my favorite recipes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite foods to cook are Italian. It is so versatile!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Dinner - Turkey and all the trimmings! My little niece Rebekah is 5 1/2 and loves to help in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I make a superb Tiramisu!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Onion and Cheddar Burgers
Great tasting burger. Add about 1/2 c. of Italian seasoned crumbs to the mixture. This will firm it up while cooking.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2009
Cranberry Pecan Salad
Excellent salad. I didn't have any raspberry vinegar, but I used a raspberry viniagrette dressing and it was awesome.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2009
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Excellent recipe. The dressing is outstanding. I served it to my guests for dinner last night along with Baked Almond Chicken over Fettuccine - they loved it and asked for the recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2008
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