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Home Town: A Little Beach Town, California, USA
Living In: A Twin Cities 'Burb, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Biking, Fishing, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am one of 10 kids, but have none of my own. I live with my hubby and three big fur kids. I see most of my siblings and their spouses/kids on a weekly basis; we all love to cook and eat so we'll make up any old excuse to get together. "Hey, I bought new socks". "Great, I'll be over tonight with some chili and cinnamon rolls!"
My favorite things to cook
Anything! But in particular, stews and soups. And very good bread. Hey, winter in MN is a really long time, we gotta eat stuff that keeps us warm.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now, a group of family and honorary-family get together every Saturday night for potluck and to watch that week's taped episode of Lost. Sawyer is Way. Too. Sexy. It must be those dimples...
My cooking triumphs
Getting my hubby to realize there was food beyond the four staples he had always known and loved: Campbells Cream of Whatever, Bisquick, Velveeta, and Mountain Dew. We've been married 8 years and I have him drinking green tea and eating lentils and whole wheat. Now THAT's a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Oh dear. You had to ask. OK: Putting my brand new expensive food processor together incorrectly and watching machine springs and smoke come out of it when I turned it on. I was too embarrassed to even try returning it. My food disasters are never a tragedy, or, maybe they are and have been mercifully blotted from my mind.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Classic Tossed Salad
An absolutely wonderful salad; a staple of every get-together; never any left over; therefore, how can it be anything less than a 5 star? You can make the salad SUBLIME by using extra-special ingredients, such as baby portabella mushrooms, goat/sheep milk feta, homemade italian dressing made with lovely olive oil (most of the bottled dressings are made with soybean oil, which is just fine but not as scrumptious as a delicious nutty olive oil). On hot summer evenings I crave this salad for a meal all by itself.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2010
Peanut Butter Cookies IV
Nice, basic, peanut butter cookies. They won't bring about world peace, but they also don't take a long time to make nor require expensive ingredients. Between 8 and 10 minutes was perfect time for baking in my oven, so watch the cookies closely!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2010
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
These are really great Gina! I've made them three times now. The first was as written (except I used whole wheat pastry flour -- I always do), the second time I doubled all the spices for a more intense flavor, and the third time I simply used pumpkin pie spice mix in lieu of the single spices. All three ways are delicous, not too sweet and wonderfully flavored. I didn't need to flatten the cookies, they did it all their own in the oven. I found I like them the best ever-so-slightly underdone...they cool to a lovely soft texture. The icing is an excellent addition...the cookies are great on their own but the icing really makes them special. Nice work, Gina!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2008

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