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JSTWINKLE5


JSTWINKLE5
 
Home Town: Albany, New York, USA
Living In: Saratoga County, New York, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Music
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Yummiest Cheescake
Chicken Junk (Divan)
About this Cook
I'm always trying to perfect my cooking, not that I'm anything really special at cooking. So I joined this site to help me with that. I always look for the recipes with the highest ratings, which is probably why everything that I have rated has high ratings. I start with what others say is the best. I haven't been too disapointed.
My cooking triumphs
I made eggs benedict recently for the first time and unbelievealby they came out just about perfect! Used a recipe from this site. Wondering what wasn't quite so perfect about them. Ok I'll tell, I left the muffins under the broiler about 15 seconds too long. Slightly burned them. Proud of myself for trying, now for a Cheese Souffle....did I spell that correctly?
My cooking tragedies
Have prided myself on my chocolate chip cookies for years. But once...just once. I served them at a picnic and wondered why they weren't disappearing like usual. I hadn't tasted them you see, it was one of those days with lots to get done in preparation for a party, and I was too busy or worring about my diet. When I finaly tasted them....I'd left out the SALT! Made a world of difference believe me.
Recipe Reviews 58 reviews
Homemade Coffee Creamer (Pumpkin Spice)
Yum!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2014
Garlic Shrimp Linguine
Four stars for giving me a good idea and the basic recipe but I also changed it to give it more flavor and more sauce to go with all that pasta. Added more butter (just shy of a full stick) and some olive oil ( abt 3 tablespoons). Used 1/4 cup of white wine. Also added 1 teaspoon basil and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. And lastly about a 1/2 cup of light cream. It turned out so wonderful the Olive Garden couldn't have done better. It did remind me of something I'd had there.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2014
Sweet Restaurant Slaw
Terrific! I did adjust a bit because of my family's taste. I greatly reduced the sugar (to 1 Tablespoon)did not add oil at all, and I added an additional tablespoon of vinegar. I loved it! I think using the Miracle Whip instead of regular Mayo did the trick as well as the poppy seeds.

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Reviewed On: May 24, 2014
 
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