Pamela Wurtz Profile - (18978600)

Pamela Wurtz

Pamela Wurtz
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Living In: Westfield, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I've been married for almost 20 years, but I just started really cooking a few years ago. I used to consider myself a baker, but now I love cooking and baking. I am constantly looking for great recipes, especially things that are delicious and healthy.
My favorite things to cook
I still love to bake pretty much anything, but I love cooking with fresh ingredients. We're trying to go "organic" and low fat, so I'm constantly searching for recipes using fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. I use an insane amount of garlic, basil, cilantro, and onion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We bake cookies every Christmas, as do many families. I am trying to teach my daughter to enjoy cooking/baking too.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know if I have any true triumphs, but I love my guacamole, zucchini bread, basil/tomato pasta salad, spinach quiche, steak-on-a-stick, and much more.
My cooking tragedies
I've had plenty of flops, but the funniest was when my Kitchenaid mixer sent a huge puff of flour all over me. I looked like a ghost.
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Most Requested Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Made these last night and they were a hit. Made 12 generous muffins. Made them healthier by doing using half whole wheat flour and half all purpose. Also substituted 3 tablespoons of applesauce for 3 tablespoons of butter. Mini chocolate chips would help evenly spread the chocolate, but I used regular.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2014
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Did not love this. It was really saucy and in 4 hours the onions became really limp and over cooked. The amount of hoisin is significantly higher than in other recipes. If I had it to do over, I'd lessen the amount of sugar, only add a tablespoon of hoisin sauce, and I'd hold off on adding the onions until near the end. Think I'll try another recipe next time.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2013
Grilled Delmonico Steaks
We used this recipe with some organic steaks we had, and it worked very well. It seasoned the steaks nicely and there wasn't a gamey taste. This is definitely a keeper. We used the full amount of salt and it was fine for us. Even my husband who doesn't normally salt his food thought it was great.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2009

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