LISA22667 Profile - (18874628)

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Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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farmers market
About this Cook
I have a long love affair with cooking. I have experience with catering, went to culinary school, and have worked for Whole Foods for many years. I love how foods interact with people, I love the memories and emotional response you can feel with different flavors.
My cooking triumphs
My own wedding I made Croquembouche- crazy but delicious and beautiful!
My cooking tragedies
so many that none specific come to mind! Always a learning experience if you don't take it personally.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake
All cracked up! Don't bake your cheesecake at too high a temperature. The egg proteins will over-coagulate from too much heat which eventually shrink when cooled, causing cracking usually in its center or tiny cracks all over its top. If you heat it up to fast or cool it down too fast you're also going to get cracks. Also, as I put it in the oven I recalled cheesecake recipes that needed a water bath, but disregarded my instinct- usually a mistake. Next time maybe I'll be wiser.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2014
Saltine Toffee Cookies
Sometimes I have had something weird happen with this recipe- we still eat it! However, I am curious why the butter and the sugar sometimes get separated and grainy. I melted the butter from frozen- wondering if this might be why....

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2012
Great Grandma's Pork and Sauerkraut
This was a wonderful, easy chilly Monday night supper. I made it just as it was, used a local saurkraut from our farmers market- (that may have improve it a little) It was a hit for our whole family including the youngest (7 yr. old) boy. It's a keeper- as my husband declared add it to the rotation!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 29, 2008

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