Khristine Profile - (1903051)

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Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam
About this Cook
I'm a stay-at-home mom and I cook very often. I pack breakfast and lunch for my husband every day and try to make tasty and healthy dinners each night. I like to try new recipes out all the time and like to watch the cooking shows to get new ideas.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything but I really like making beautiful, yummy desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always makes everything so tasty! I'm learning from her all the time. She makes a lot of things "juicy", like with a sauce of some sort. I have to watch her to learn her techniques because if I ask her how to do something, she always says "I never measure and I make it a little bit different every time."
My cooking triumphs
I did my first Thanksgiving dinner in 2005 and it was a success. From the planning to the execution I had it all under control and my guests (about 15) were impressed!
My cooking tragedies
Ok, well while I was about 8 months pregnant, I decided to make spaghetti and meatballs one night for dinner. The only sheet pan I found to bake my meatballs did not have sides, but I used it anyway. Needless to say, the grease from the meat poured off the pan and I had a grease fire on my hands! Yes, I called 911 and the fire department came over and everything! Thank goodness the fire was contained in the oven, there was not much damage and we all had a laugh afterwards.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
I used all butter (grated in, frozen.) I prefer the dough to be slightly wet and do all my mixing/kneading in the bowl with a spatula. I turn the sticky dough onto a floured surface and sprinkle it with flour and roll it quickly into a thin sheet. I followed another review and folded the sheet over once (if its too sticky, just use a knife or bench scraper to help it over.) Then use a floured cookie cutter to cut out 8 med. sized biscuits placed spaced apart in a foil lined cookie sheet. Brush melted butter on top of each and baked mine for about 12 mins. always checking after the 1st 10 mins. Oh, I also bake them on a rack moved up to the second highest level otherwise the bottoms get too brown before the tops get a chance to. Very delicious! Thank you, John!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2014
Mandarin Orange Cake I
I made this cake for my Mom's birthday, per her request. Very easy to make! Hubby said best cake I've ever made and picky sister-in-law said that this was her new favorite cake, better than one's she's had from restaurants! I made it the day before so it could chill completely. Used Duncan Hines butter yellow, added 1 tsp. butter extract in batter, used 15 oz. can oranges and used the hand mixer to break them up throughly. Made 2 thinish, but super moist 9" round layers. Frosting: Used 1 tsp. coconut extract and the smaller box of vanilla pudding (fat free & sugar free-that's what I had) and it was just delicious. Added some sweetened coconut to sides for decoration along with drained, crushed pineapple on top. Gone in 2 days, hubby wants another one!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2008
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
DELISH and EASY! I've used catfish, too, and it comes out great! A family favorite!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2007

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