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Home Town: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2011
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About this Cook
Cooking is a passion, never a chore-and lucky to have a husband who, for 31 yrs., loves to eat, appreciates what I make-and never gains a pound! I cook twice a week for another family as well and Ina Garten is my hero. Why? Because she understands that really good food does not have to come from fancy and complicated recipes with alot of exotic ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
Recipes that I create myself, from things I already have on hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, of course! And saving sturdy take out containers all year and sending everyone in the family home with plenty of leftovers!
My cooking triumphs
Figuring out how to salvage a chicken recipe that was oversalted! And creating a perfectly delicious chocolate trifle after a cake did not disengage from the pan properly, by layering cake chunks, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and nuts! A flop turned into a hit!
My cooking tragedies
Learning to NOT use salt until AFTER you've added the capers!!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Butter Flaky Pie Crust
Liked very much-and gave 4 stars only because I think it needs a little sugar added to the mix. I sprinkled a few tsps. of regular sugar on the top which added a little sweetness - and made a lovely apple pie today. This would be fantastic recipe 'as is' for a chicken pot pie. I am saving it and using this recipe for some pies I'll make for Thanksgiving this year.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2012
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
When I got this recipe in my email today it inspired me to 'go for it' - I had some, but far from ALL of the ingredients. I couldn't resist making "Indian" for dinner tonight, so I browned the boneless chicken thighs I had on hand in extra butter (no oil), onions and roasted garlic granules--in the meantime, in the slow cooker, I threw in a can of evap. milk, a can of tomato soup, a tsp. of garam masala, a heaping tsp. of curry powder, a jar of Trader Joe's Masala sauce, a tbsp. of coriander paste (jarred "chutney" from the Indian market), about 3/4 cup shredded coconut, and about a cup of nonfat plain yogurt. Cooked that sauce first and then added the buttered onions and chicken with the garlic. I salted the chicken slightly. If you could smell my house right now you'd think you were in a 'good' Indian restaurant! The sauce tastes divine and it's not even cooked for more than an hour. I know it's going to be excellent tonight and better tomorrow--and I promise I will make this again, and do it just as the recipe calls for but for now, I wanted to put this in so that I can remember how I improvised on this! But Indian IS forgiving, isn't it? LOL

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2012
Chewy Granola Bars
I made these today and agree with others who say the mixture was too dry and crumbly. I managed to cut some into squares, but they were not nice and tight, and falling apart. The taste was terrific, I added walnuts and dried chopped apricots, as well as mini choc chips and even a little bit of rice krispies and though the mix seemed wet enough, they did not hold together. Wondering if a beaten egg or two might have helped, but I will research other granola bars to see if they ever add an egg to it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2012

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