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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 63 reviews
Asian Orange Chicken
Yummy, I loved it. Will do it again.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2015
Dry Onion Soup Mix
I came looking for a make your own dry mix to add to sour cream for chip dip, as I did not have any store bought dry soup mix on hand. I am so pleased I did. I wanted to use what I had on hand and this is what I did. I used enough regular beef bouillon cubes (I smashed them into granular) to equal 1 Tablespoon, then I added two envelopes of "No Sodium" granular beef bouillon. It equaled 1 Tablespoon. I was so very pleased with the outcome. I may never purchased premade onion soup mix again! I can control the sodium content!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2014
Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy
My first time making Toffee and it came out perfect! I can hardly believe I did it. I discovered that my candy thermometer has little hint settings on it, my toffee was cooked exactly when it said "soft crack (which by the way was at the temp specified in the recipe). I did the ice water test a few times on the way, noticing how it was a bit harder but still soft along the way, I knew it was getting there, when it was ready I Knew it using the ice water test. I did stand over it for the 15 minutes or whatever time it took noticing it getting darker and stirring, keeping watch over the thermometer. I used a tad over medium heat to cook it on my electric stovetop. I am so pleased with the result I can't wait to give it away. (I gave some to my son and his girlfriend as they stopped over and they loved it).

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Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2014
 
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