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Living In: Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I will try anything -- probably because I have spent time developing recipes for national publications, I believe in presentation (I have done food styling) so for kids new foods may be in themed lunches --kitty (made with multi colored peppers etc)
My favorite things to cook
Oriental,and Italian --I love Mexican but we have some superb Mexican restaurants here and I like lots of variety on the Mexican plate ---to time consuming !!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lots of Christmas cookies --- usually 20 varieties (include a couple new each year)---early years of marriage I did a themed dinner each Christmas eve --- now a larger extended family it is a pot luck.
My cooking tragedies
My mother was "you know how cook"---I never cooked at home -- so first month of marriage I decided to make a favorite shrimp au gratin ---I knew it needed a white sauce so called mother she said and wrote out: 2 Tbs butter, 2Tbs flour and 1 cup liquid such as WATER, milk, broth---WELLLL I used water and cooked and cooked and it never became WHITE it was warm GLUE!! Lesson learned always write recipe as if reader knows nothing about cooking !!!!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Nikki's Best Rhubarb Dessert Ever
VERY GOOD added 1 tsp real vanilla and 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg it says 4 cups which is perfect for this NOT 4 pounds as gogogadget stated as "to much" 4# would be way to much .

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2014
Eggnog Cheesecake III
Prepared as written with substituting rum extract 2 tsp for rum needed more flavor even with fresh nutmeg grated on top it needed vanilla and nutmeg / cardamon. Texture was the problem ----did it in processor and it was like a soft pudding not the mouth feel of cheese cake nor softness of silk pie --1-2 minutes in processor or just use a whip on a mixer ---needs texture---- As for comments on being to flat --check pan size I have 4 sizes of spring molds most used is my 12" not the 9" as called for

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2013
White Cheese Chicken Lasagna
I used precooked lasagna noodles (15) perfect in 9x13 pan. For the cooked chicken I poached 1 whole breast in 2cups of water to which I added oregano, diced garlic, basil -- for 30 minutes cooled and the cut up --used the liquid for broth

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Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2009

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