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Living In: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything, but my favorite thing is baking. I am a true believer that everything i bake needs to be made from scratch (no tubed cookie dough).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is a professional chef and i grew up in his bakery. Pies, cookies, baklava, cakes, pretty much everything, even baked donuts and nothing was pre-made. All from scratch. Everytime i peel an apple now, i remember when i used to go into the bakery every weekend and peel hundreds of apples until my hands got prunie.
My cooking triumphs
When i was 10 years old i made a cake all from scratch that turned out so well that the recipe was the staple cake at my dads bakery for years.
My cooking tragedies
I can cook really complex recipes without issue but i burn grilled cheese every time:)
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Pear Butter
I love the orange in this recipe. However, the recipe itself needs some work. I did one batch per the instructions and then a second batch in the crock pot as some of the reviewers suggested. My advice, DO NOT DO IT IN THE CROCK POT! The first batch was gorgeous. The crockpot batch was a total disaster. The crockpot certainly doesn't save any time. I still had to mash the pears and now they're boiling on the stove because the crockpot produced twice as much liquid as the stove version. It's going to take me twice as long to finish the recipe now. Also, the crockpot pears are way too dark and have a horrible, stringy consistency, yet I used the same pears as I did in the first batch. Anyway, I adjusted the recipe by using about 7 pounds of pears, 1/3 cup of orange juice and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. Also, I used only 1 1/4 cups of sugar and it was perfect. It took about an hour and a half for the first round of pears to soften. I then put them in the kitchen aid mixer and let them go for a few minutes. I poured them into a saucepan on medium to simmer for 3 hours. Stir frequently (about every 15-20 minutes).

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2013
Ants on a Log
tried this with dried cranberries and its excellent!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2007
Fried Rice I
This was pretty good. I used evoo instead of vegetable oil and 4 pieces of thick cut bacon. Wasnt too greasy at all. I gave it 4 stars because it could use a little more flavor. I will add some ginger next time.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2007

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