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Home Town: Rhode Island, USA
Living In: Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Self taught cook. Learned by observing on TV and by reading menus and just by trying new things. When I want to make something, I look up about 50 recipes for it, and sort of make up my own recipe based on others. While cooking I change things around. I like to mix things up. Consequently I don't have a lot of my recipes "written down". I'm not afraid to try things even if I fail. At least I'll learn something in the process (hopefully).
My favorite things to cook
Chicken/veal marsala, fish (cajun blackened mahi mahi, ginger sesame salmon, tuna encrusted with sesame seeds), crab cakes.... anything really. I love to try new things and most recipes don't scare me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lasagna, baked stuffed shrimp, baked macaroni and cheese, clams casino, crab cakes, chicken marsala, chocolate mousse, red sauce, meatballs
My cooking triumphs
Lamb au Poivre with a mushroom red wine demi glaze. Tried to make it without a recipe and it came out right the first time (rare) and the sauce rocked.
My cooking tragedies
Coconut shrimp. I was making a 'practice batch'. Every time I dropped the shrimp in the hot oil, the batter "fell" off. I tried for what seems like forever and went through a great many shrimps. Finally I went to the store and bought new flour (and also had to get new shrimp, too) and voila! The batter stuck to the shrimp. I will always check the date on my flour before using it for anything.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Apple Crisp II
Made this with cortland apples and followed the recipe exactly and it came out fantastic. Will make this one again for sure.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2012
Whipped Cream
I didn't have a metal bowl so I used a glass bowl. I froze it for 20 minutes or so.. I also froze the whisk attachment to my handmixer so it'd be nice and cold. I also did not use powdered sugar (didn't have any) so I used 2 packets of splenda. It came out really good (not too sweet, but that's okay because I don't like it to be too sweet). with the electric handmixer it took less than 5 minutes to have PERFECT whipped cream.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2010
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
really good! My changes: - used 1.5 cups brown sugar in place of half of the white sugar - added a cup of walnuts - used unsalted butter They came out fantastic!! Thanks for the recipe

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 5, 2009

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