ReneePaj Profile - (188828261)


Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Living In: Brunswick, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2013
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
A food blogger with a passion for baking and cooking and enjoying good food that is good for you. Visit my blog at I really enjoy sharing my creations with my readers. I am currently an Allrecipes Allstar and enjoying all the great assignments that come with the voluntary position!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! Bread, cookies, cakes, etc. I also like to focus on making recipes diet friendly and good tasting!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies! I normally bake over 10 different kinds of cookies each season.
My cooking triumphs
pralines as good as the ones we get down south! Being hired to make over 20 lbs of christmas cookies for a company's gift. Having one of my original recipes published in a Taste of Home Cookbook. Becoming an AR Allstar!
My cooking tragedies
many, many, many. It's the only way to learn to get better!
Recipe Reviews 91 reviews
Kofta Kebabs
I used beef in place of the lamb (although I am sure lamb is wonderful in this recipe!) I cut back on most of the spices just a bit and added some fresh mint. Very flavorful and just like the kind I get in a local Middle Eastern restaurant. I skewered some onion and pepper along with the meat and served over couscous and drizzled with tzatziki. Warm pita triangles on the side. YUMMY.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2014
Al's Sufferin' Succotash
Used fresh lima beans and frozen corn, both microsteamed. Used less sugar and finished in a skillet with butter and a little cream, salt and pepper. I have never liked frozen lima beans, but fresh ones are a whole different story. They are delicious.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2014
Cinnamon Vanilla Granola
Not bad. Not a very sweet granola at all. I used pure maple syrup, so bonus points for no refined sugar. I like that is lower in fat than some of the other recipes I have made. But it is also not very complex in flavor. Maybe the addition of some coconut next time and I do think it needs salt. As others have noted, this is not a "clumping" sort of granola recipe if that is what you are looking for.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2014
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