violet Profile - (18502621)

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Home Town: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Living In: Mchenry, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Walking, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Pear Upside-down cake
Used on Red Velvet Cake
Me with my Boston Terrior, Violet
About this Cook
I have loved to cook as long as I can remember. My mom always had me in the kitchen helping a learing. I am a hair stlylist, but my dream is to open a resturant :)
My favorite things to cook
My baked mostaccioli is always a stand by, also love baking. I really like to make new recipes up also.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chrstmas Prime rib, and cooking Thanksgiving together with my Mom. She has a huge metal roster that was my Grandmother's and will be mine. I love it because it reminds me all the happy times my family has had together.
My cooking triumphs
Baking yeast bread for the first time. Last Easter I made our families hot-cross buns and they tasted just like my moms :)!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Eggs, I really can't do eggs!
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Chinese Cold Pasta Salad
This was a good recipie to use as a guide. I made several changes...used whole wheat pasta, low fat peanut butter, doubled everthing but the red pepper, plus a little more peanut butter and soy sauce. Also added some red wine vinager, would probably use rice wine next time. I also added fresh grated ginger, sesame seeds, and shredded carrots. Would have been very good with some crushed peanuts. Next time I am going to add some sesame oil to the sauce.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2010
Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting
Great creamy yummy frosting!! I did add about 1/4C extra PB and about 2TB extra half & half. Used to frost dark chocolate cupcakes for my sisters birthday.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2009
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
Very good and super easy to make. I cooked the squash a bit longer, used small red potatoes, added an apple, and doubled + all the spices plus added curry powder. I didn't add any cream or sour didn't need it so it seemed like unneeded fat. I also put everything through the blender together. Looking forward to making again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2009
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