GAILYGIRL Profile - (1934613)


Home Town: Beachwood, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Clarksburg, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am super happily married and have five adult children. Although they choose when and where they want to be thought of as adults. We live on several acres of what used to be our family farm in NJ. We now own a small consignment store and try to be active in supporting our community and charitable organizations. I am trying to get the hang of cooking for only the three of us (my mom stays with us as well). I love to bake, especially around the holidays and am looking forward to the day when I can work less and entertain more.
My favorite things to cook
cookies, pies, soups, breads, Italian dishes,My own creations
My favorite family cooking traditions
We make a birthday breakfast called a "German Pancake" it requires about 18 eggs and creates wild contortions while baking in the oven. Tastes great with powdered sugar and blueberry pie filling.
My cooking triumphs
7 layer taco dip. so easy but its all anyone talks about; and a zucchini chocolate cake with cream cheese chocolate frosting, oh my.
My cooking tragedies
brisket. just leave it at that
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Best Braised Balsamic Pot Roast
My family (tough critics) loved this. It has a robust flavor sometimes missing in braised beef.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2014
Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
Not the best recipe for raspberry bars, I used two different pans, one glass, one metal, the bars in the glass pan were overdone. I think the recipe needed a clearer test for doneness than just checking for a brown topping.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2009
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