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Kate Sams

Kate Sams
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Born and raised in the south, my early experiences with cooking all seemed to involve corn meal and vegetable oil. When I became pregnant with my daughter, I fell in love with my oven, and wanted to learn to "cook like a mommy."
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE cold-weather foods. Soups, stews, and heartier fare. Also, I love to bake homemade breads (to go with the soup!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Summer grilling--my husband won't let me near the grill, and I won't let him in the kitchen, yet somehow, everything always turns out great. Also, the first pot of cabbage and sausage when fall's first chill hits the air.
My cooking triumphs
Two years ago I prepared Christmas dinner for my vegan friends. It was a fun challenge to create a festive meal without egg yolks or bacon fat.
My cooking tragedies
I once left a pot of boiling potatoes and forgot about them until they turned to mush. When I went back to try to salvage them, my spoon hit an air pocket and they exploded. There was potato paste everywhere, even the ceiling. .
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Recipe includes NO spices, and calls for too much cheese and not enough eggs. The technique is a good starting point.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2010
Love Soup Mix in a Jar
What a great gift idea for my hipster friends with empty pantries! I used vegetable bouillion to accomodate the vegetarians, and cut the amount slightly, but a great idea, and I'm sure it will be a well-received gift.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2009
Quick Yeast Rolls
I will give this recipe props for being quick. My rolls turned out too salty and a little dense, but I think the density was because I was pressed for time and didn't give them a proper second rise. Still, WAY too salty.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2007

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