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Home Town: East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I love to cook but I'm one of those cooks that puts in a little bit of this or that and never writes it down. My family calls it Mom's Surprise when I do this. I make alot more bakery items than I used to and I am trying different recipes. I bake so much sometimes that I have to test it on the neighbors because my family gets sick of me trying the same recipe over and over until I feel it is just right.
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecakes are my favorite to make, but it's been pies lately! It's been cold outside so I bake more often.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love our Christmas eve dinner candlelight and crystal. It's a festive time and I can put on a big dinner spread with lots of deserts for my family.
My cooking triumphs
I finally figured out what my Great Aunt did to make her chocolate chip cookies fantastic. She would never give up her recipe and it took me quite a while and lots of cookies to figure it out.
My cooking tragedies
Dropped a chocolate cake on the kitchen floor....oops....what a mess. Ran to store to buy a desert before guests arrived.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Kale Soup
Had to cut this recipe in half and it still made enough to feed us a few times (3 people). I used beef stock as a base that's what I had on hand, kept one whole onion and 1 can of Garbanzo beans (no waste) and 1/2 all other ingredients. Added a can of unsalted diced tomato and a small yellow squash (to use it up). Used chourice. My husband loved it. WHooohooo!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2014
Blueberry Pie
This was very easy to make and the taste was incredible. I added more cornstarch after reading what others had written (5Tbls.) It was too thick for my taste and I will use 3Tbls. next time. I also added 1tsp. of lemon juice and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup. I will definitely be making this again because the taste was out of this world.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2012
Cranberry Nut Bread II
We loved this. The orange flavoring was just right. I only had two small oranges and was only able to squeeze 1/2 cup of juice but it was still perfect. I also added 2 tbls. of veg. oil to make sure the bread was moist.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2012

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