Traci-in-Cali Profile - (10395721)

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Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Genealogy
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My Pasta Fagioli Soup
Cherry Farro Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette
About this Cook
Hi I'm Traci... I started baking at an early age; it was fun making goodies for my brother and I. Now I like to cook and bake for my two grown boys and husband. Everyone has a sweet tooth so baked goodies don't last very long in our house! We also love seafood and I like to make "Seafood Cioppino" for a birthday or special occasion.
My favorite things to cook
"Seafood Cioppino", for desserts we all love cheesecake! I've made "Chantals New York Cheesecake" and "Fudge Truffle" cheesecake from this site! They are both awesome! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Whoever's birthday it is gets to pick their favorite dinner...
My cooking triumphs
Cooking all the food for my sister-in-law's baby shower...
My cooking tragedies
I forgot the garlic bread under the broiler and went upstairs to get ready for company; the smoke alarm was blaring when they arrived!..
Recipe Reviews 446 reviews
Craig's Cocktail Sauce
Really good recipe... Served with shrimp for one of our favorite meals: Appies for dinner, but I scaled recipe to half and it still made a lot! :)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2015
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
I didn't read the reviews before making this or I would have done the brown sugar ketchup (piquant sauce) on top; normally I browse them but I was kind of in a hurry to get dinner started; I only had a 1-lb chub of GB so I went with less of everything; I used onion powder because of picky eaters and added a few dashes of Worcestershire and paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder; I moistened with the 2 eggs and enough ketchup (didn't measure just squirted) and skipped the milk because I like firm meatloaf not squishy... Flavor was good and the family ate it... ;) Thx

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Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2015
Spiderweb Brownies
YUM!.. I had a box of "Gir-- Brownie mix which already had chips in it so I skipped the Butterfingers. That would be a great addition for kids but we are all adults and I didn't want them too sweet; my big guys enjoyed the spider web! :) I made this to play up Halloween this month. I used an 9" pan but wasn't able to get as many circles as I needed to use up all of the cream cheese, I would use a 10-inch pan next time. I followed the box's instructions which were "bake at 325 for 50 minutes" It baked perfect and the cream cheese didn't brown too much at the lower temp.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 5, 2014
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