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Living In: Okinawa, Japan
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a closet chef. My coworkers and running partners swear I survive on cereal and moldy bread. But deep down there's nothing like the smell of a three layer german chocolate cake baking in the oven. Or the first bites of a delicious new recipe. Just don't tell my friends...
My favorite things to cook
Pumpkin this and gingerbread that. I do enjoy a challenging recipe, something unusual that most chefs don't attempt.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up we weren't the richest family on the block so we were always inventing new ways of using Raman noodles. I think I've seen it all.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the 4-H bake off when I was 9 with an apple pie made by myself and completely from scratch. 16 years later and that's my biggest triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Hard to choose... When I accidentally used salt instead of sugar while making cookies and watching my mom taste the batter or when I got my hair twisted up in the beaters while mixing something or other. Ouch! Both are funny now!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
I don't usually like chocolate chip muffins, but I had a request for some from a lady at work. I had to try one of course and was very pleasantly surprised. I ate a couple the next morning and just as good. I didn't quite follow the recipe exactly by accident. I mixed the milk and oatmeal just like it said, but the other ingredients I just mixed all together at one time. Didn't seem to affect the taste/quality as far as I could tell. I think me saying "oatmeal" when unveiling the muffins turned a lot of people off. When the muffins are all cooked, you can't even tell there is oatmeal in it. So if you have picky eaters just "forget" to mention the presence of oatmeal! I only gave it 4 stars because I just don't like chocolate chip muffin- no offense to the recipe. :) Enjoy!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2006

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