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Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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Homemade "Oreos"
About this Cook
I belong to a food co-op, so buy most things in bulk, store, and rotate items. I could survive "bird flu" no problem without leaving my house for a few months!
My favorite things to cook
Gourmet breads from whole-grain flours that I grind myself fresh right before I bake the bread. Yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything from scratch. No processed ingredients!
My cooking triumphs
When I left home for college, I couldn't boil water. Now I'm a fantastic cook, (which even my father must admit!). Hee hee! I am especially good at never wasting left-overs. I can always find some way to incorporate them into the next meal. Providence is my hallmark.
My cooking tragedies
Not too many, but there were were a few loaves of "brick bread" when I was learning!
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
I tripled this recipe, to fill a springform pan as well as 12 large cupcakes. For a crust in the cupcakes, I dropped one Nilla Wafer cookie into the bottom of each cupcake liner. The crust for the springform pan was crushed Nilla Wafers with some melted butter stirred in, and pressed into the bottom of the pan. BATTER ADAPTATION: Tripled basic recipe as is, pouring bottom layer. Then added a WHOLE CAN of pumpkin puree, (no leftovers!), plus one additional egg. A bit heavier on the spices than the recipe calls for. I made fresh whipped cream with a pinch of vanilla and a wisp of powdered sugar. Can't abide by the MSG-laced, fake-o whipped topping route. With these adaptations, this recipe is a keeper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2014
Kendra's Maid-Rite Sandwiches
FABULOUS! I made only one change: apple cider vinegar rather than distilled white vinegar. Midwesterners love this regional specialty, and this is the best-tasting "Maid-Rite" I've ever had! TIP: Make a huge pot of this stuff and freeze it in family-sized portions for a quick, delicious meal and a night off for the cook.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2010
Curried Hummus
FANTASTIC! (My tip @ end) My family loves hummus, and this recipe is the tastiest, easiest ever! I pressure canned garbanzo beans (chick peas) tonight, and had left-over beans, so searched AllRecipes for hummus. Love curry, love hummus, so this was the recipe I chose to try tonight. SO GLAD I did! Here's my tip: If you love pressure canning, make up this recipe and then put the heated hummus in pint or 8-oz. canning jars and pressure-can it. Then you will have inexpensive, DELICIOUS hummus on your pantry shelves whenever you wish. My hubby is always complaining that we have "ingredients" but no "food", but with this on the shelves, I am using my food storage and he can find something ready to eat on the pantry shelves!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2010

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