PAULINEDENYER Profile - (18434698)


Home Town: Kent, Washington, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
As a retired nutritionist I strive to use my interest in cooking (and serving) foods that go beyond the "ordinary," taste good, and are a bit more heathful. I am also interested in preparng more of the basic sauces we normally purchase. My work in assorted foodservice cultures that employes immigrants has introduced me to the differences in Asian amd European palates and food cultures. In my spare time I am also very active in American Association of University Women and play percussion in the Seattle Civic Band.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking breads using both the old-fashioned method and my bread machine. If I could afford the carbohydrate consumption I would make bread several times a week. I also enjoy baking pies and cookies. I also enjoy hosting cocktail parties where the fous ios on freshly made appetizers and dips.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I formed a family in 2007 and as both of us have adult children with children of their own, I am periodically hosting a family celebratory feast where all sons, daughters, and grandchildren come to meet, eat, and make music. Two guitars, a flute, and singers made wonderful music.
My cooking triumphs
Baked Alaska, hot cross buns for 60 people, many large scale banquets that I provided recipes and guidance (and some help--- union rules prevened me from doing too much hands-on work). Home parties for 50 where I did all prep because a favorite guest had a severe egg allergy were a tradition in my first marriage.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make egg rolls with the wrong wrapper; baked Alaska where, as I used high-quality icecream, it melted; over-cooking pasta; killing the yeast early in my teenaged years; and getting used to the heat-settings on the new Jenair grill and thusly burning the pancakes.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Quick and Easy Thai Style Coleslaw
I made dressing as prescribed with a small addition of 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Cabbage and grated carrots were substituted for the vegetable mix. Peanuts (salted) were left in their purchased state. I added all dressing to salad mix, but after marinating for 15 minutes, drained dressing from salad thus leaving a small amount of dressing. Just prior to serving (at a potluck) I added about 3 ounces of shrimp. Attendees requested recipe!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2013

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