Carrie Profile - (10036532)

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Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Queens, New York, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
So now that I've been married for a few years, I figure maybe it wouldn't hurt to figure out this whole cooking thing after all. I've always been kinda cursed in the kitchen and up until recently have been far better at dialing dinner rather than cooking it. But bit by bit I'm branching out, and have moved on from consistantly disasterous to not half bad. Not exactly good, but not half bad. Baby steps.
My favorite things to cook
I'm pretty lazy, so anything easy that doesn't take a ton of time. I love making desserts, but for the sake of my waistline, can't do it anywhere near as often as I'd like.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I'm from Boston, everything was always pretty much baked or broiled, and never particularly flavorful. However, once I moved down south for several years, I learned what it meant to taste something that's actually been seasoned. So hopefully that becomes my food tradition: Food that has taste; good taste.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first stew without ruining any pans and it was pretty yummy. (hooray!)
My cooking tragedies
Most everything else.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
Delicious! Pancakes were golden, tasty and super fluffy! Barely stirred, and let everything go in at room temperature. Added a bit of vanilla for flavor, but would have been tasty either way. Also, for edges with a slight crisp to them, don't go light on the butter in the pan. :)

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Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2012
Delicious! And so easy to make! I did it on the stovetop with a thick-bottomed pan and added a dash of vanilla and salt for flavor. Word to the wise, if you do use the stove, make sure you've got your butter and condensed milk warm before adding the chocolate. Hot chocolate hates cold things, and will seize on you in no time.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2012
Lentil Soup
Honestly, by itself, this is a two star recipe. It's bland and watery. However, if you change a bunch of stuff, use stock instead of water, up the spices, add a ton of cayenne, cumin, paprika, chile, and even some curry powder, then it's very good.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2011

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