gwendyh Profile - (18657198)

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Living In: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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saguaro lake, AZ
About this Cook
I grew up in Boulder, CO. I graduated from CSU and worked in the tech industry in Denver for several years but wasn't very happy there so I decided to go back to school for culinary arts. I went to Johnson & Wales University and graduated with a baking and pastry degree. I love it!!
My favorite things to cook
I really like to cook just about anything but my real love is baking and I really like to make specialty desserts like cream puffs, fudge, and peanut brittle. I also love to experiment with flavors and make cheesecakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was a child my mom made Xmas cookies, coffee cake and fudge every year for Xmas and now I am doing that with my kids. I absolutely hands down enjoy doing Xmas cookies with the kids the most because it is a family event and we all sit down even my husband and enjoy the company of our family. I am hoping that now that I am going to be a grandma I can carry on the event and do it with my grandbaby.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made Creme Anglaise and it turned out. I was in culinary school and I couldn't get that sauce right for anything. It was pretty funny because I had no problem with the caramel and that was considered to be harder. But, I made Creme Anglaise and it turned out perfect for the first time at final exam time. Thank goodness.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Herb Sauce
This recipe was good. Even the picky kids liked it. We used basil instead of sage in the sauce though because of the kids.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2007
Creamy Potato Pork Chop Bake
This recipe was a little incomplete. We found that if you didn't cook the chops to almost done first and then put in with the potatoes they didn't cook all the way through.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2007
Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
Both my fiance and I loved this recipe. It was easy to make and it tasted great.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2007

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