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JUDIBY


JUDIBY
 
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am an aromatherapist and co-own a Portland business that makes socially conscious, safe, sustainable and natural personal care products under the name "blume".
My favorite things to cook
My favorites foods to prepare are pies including the crusts - especially berry pies, whole wheat yogurt pancakes, biscuits and quick cakes. My favorite easy entree is sole roulades stuffed with herbs and goat cheese, and served with a lemon butter sauce. And there is nothing as easy and delicious as a hearty cassoulet of beef bourgignon on a winter evening.
My favorite family cooking traditions
During the winter holidays we gather together for what is literaly a Solstice, Chanukah, Christmas celebration and everyone brings their holiday specialty. I always make a variety of cookies and provide home roast turkey breast, thinly sliced and served with cranberry chutney and biscuits. My Mom makes great potato pancakes, Sister makes beautifully frosted chocolate cupcakes, my son makes spanakopita, my daughter makes hummos, my nephew makes deviled eggs,and my sister-in-law makes stollen. The list goes on and on, and it's all made from scratch.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking, once one knows the basics and doesn't overcook, is fairly easy. It's baking that is the true chemistry. I develop or modify cake and cooky recipes and when they work I feel triumphant. My latest is a whole wheat triple chocolate pecan zucchini quick cake. Delicious and easy.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make fat free cooky bars that had the texture of erasers, lemon mousse that had zest in it in pieces that were way too big, and a broccoli casserole that turned my husband off broccoli altogether.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Authentic Green Goddess Dressing
This is tasty, but way too thick when prepared as indicated. I had to add about 1/3 cup more liquid and it greatly inproved the consistency.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2010
Pumpkin Cookies IV
I prepared these per directions except for omitting the nuts. They had a good flavor and looked nice, but the texture was too doughy. I develop gluten free recipes and mine never have this sort of doughy texture. I'm disappointed. Maybe they need the crunch of nuts to be worthwhile.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2010
World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.
These melt in your mouth. I never really liked scones much (no matter who baked them) until I tried these. Addictive.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2009
 
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