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Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Buffalo, New York, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Any cooking skills I learned as a child came from my grandma. My mom was never much of a cook (we had a sign hanging in our kitchen that proclaimed "I'd cook if I could find the can opener") After my mom passed away from ovarian cancer in 2003, I took it upon myself to learn how to actually cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thanksgiving when I was growing up, my grandma and I got together the day before to make stuffing and pie. Towards Christmas, she and I spent a day making cut-out cookies and decorating them. Christmas morning my mom always made baked apple french toast. I've kept all of these traditions, expanded upon them, and added new ones!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking entire holiday meals by myself for my family.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Best Marinara Sauce Yet
Very nice sauce! I found 1/2 cup of wine to be too strong the first time I made it, so the second time I used 1/3 cup and it was much nicer. I add probably 1/3 cup brown sugar to this as well, as we prefer a sweet sauce.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2011
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
Totally incredible!! Moist, not too dense, and absolutely delish! Instead of using the full 1/2 cup of butter, I substituted 1/4 cup of applesauce for 1/4 cup, but left the other 1/4 of melted butter in. I also used egg beaters and fat free sour cream, to lighten it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2011
Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake
I made this with two pre-made 9" crusts and it was the perfect amount of batter. My cheesecake did crack, which was expected because I didn't bake it as directed in a springform pan and water bath. Maybe it's me, but it tasted like a "regular" cheesecake to me that required more work than other recipes I use. Don't get me wrong, it was good, just not as spectacular as expected. Maybe I need to use stronger coffee or espresso next time. My boyfriend loved it though, and it was his birthday dessert, so that's what matters!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2011
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