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Living In: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a college student sharing an apartment with two other girls. I try to cook dinners over the weekend, including the occasional gourmet dinner for my boyfriend. I much prefer baking to cooking, but alas, I can't sustain myself on cookies and cake.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making anything new. I dislike falling into routines, so I like to cook new things all the time. I love to try things I've never attempted before--the other night, I made mango chicken, and I've never had a mango before, much less diced one (not an easy task for someone who's not very sure what she's doing with it).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and I always make her cherry cake together for my brother's and my birthdays, and I tend to also make my cherry brownies fairly often with her during our weekly family meals.
My cooking triumphs
I think my favorite cooking triumph would have to be my cherry brownies--they're quite simple, but I love them. I simply use a brownie mix and add cherry juice in place of water and throw in about a half cup of quartered cherries.
My cooking tragedies
I am a mess when it comes to making any sort of fancy cookies. Even refrigerator cookies tend to get the better of me. I love making them, but they never come out looking very pretty, and often don't taste like anything edible either.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Easy Pumpkin Muffins
I absolutely loved these. They were delicious and incredibly moist. I probably used about twice the spices, because I like a stronger taste. These weren't pretty, but they were absolutely amazing. I'll keep the ingredients on hand for this one!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2009
Wheat Crackers
It's a good simple recipe, but it tastes like it too. I think I might try some suggestions of others. Also, I need to buy a real rolling pin, I had to do this with a can of cooking worked, but I think I would have been less aggravated and my crackers may have been thinner if I had a proper rolling pin.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2008
Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry
This was amazing! I managed to mess up my rice (hand me down rice maker with no instruction booklet...), but still enjoyed a bowl of just plain curry...I think that speaks volumes for how good this is! Leftovers were great too. I ignored proportions on chicken and veggies and just added as much as I wanted for my tastes. I will definitely be making this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2008

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