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LMF443


LMF443
 
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Living In: Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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At the Governor's Ball
Pumpkin Harvest Orzo
About this Cook
I live in New England out in the farm country. As you can imagine, you will never have seafood like you will here and the harvest is everyone's favorite time of the year. The summers are beautiful and the winters are dismal. But I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking with fresh ingredients so I love the summertime. And I am a big fan of fruit and vegetables so I'll add as much of those as I can to any recipe. My favorite thing to bake is pies (which never last long enough) and to cook is probably pasta dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am an American mutt so I have a mixture of cultural backgrounds. Thus the family traditions that I have are pretty mixed. One thing that we've made for generations is crepes, and we have perfected the art. Most of what else we make is usually a mixture of European cuisines, mostly Mediterranean.
My cooking triumphs
My senior year in college, my roommate and I successfully made a full Thanksgiving dinner for 30+ hungry college kids.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 12 my mother decided that I should take over some cooking responsibilities so she put me in charge of dinner one night. Somehow I managed to light the steaks in the oven on fire while simultaneously making mac and cheese that was both crunchy and mushy beyond being edible. It was 4 years before anyone let me cook in the kitchen again. I’m a good cook now! Honestly!
Recipe Reviews 65 reviews
Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies
It was snowing and I had a craving for brownies without a box of mix in the house. I looked for a recipe that was quick and easy and found this. Start to finish, it took a little over half an hour (and most of that was cook time). A couple brownies later, my husband commented, "I don't think I can go back to brownie mix. These are so much better."

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2014
Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Lasagna
This was fantastic! I made three major changes: I used a sugar pumpkin instead of a squash, I made my own lasagna noodles (which I boiled for about a minute since they were raw), and added fresh nutmeg. I brought this to a pot luck and it was the first thing to go. The whipped cream sort of threw me, but since it was so moist and decadent, it might have been added just to make sure nothing dried out as it baked in the oven. I highly recommend this!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2011
Orange Vinaigrette
Good flavor! Great change up from the normal dressings I make!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2011
 
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