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Caiti Ann

Caiti Ann
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Living In: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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Lazy Kringla
About this Cook
I love to cook! My friends and family are the center of my world and I show my love and appreciation for them by showering them with baked goods!
My favorite things to cook
I'm 95% vegan so I love to experiment with existing recipes and veganize them. That other 5% is when I bake for other people.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hands down - Christmas. My family has a very strong Norwegian heritage and it shines best at Christmas when we indulge in all the goodies I was raised on like krumkake, kringla, rommegrot, and of course lots of lefse.
My cooking triumphs
I have perfected the chocolate chip cookie. And I can make some amazing cupcakes.
My cooking tragedies
My first few adventures into stir fry had some really overcooked squash and very undercooked carrots. I've since figured out to add the veggies at different times.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Super Moist Pumpkin Bread
I quartered the recipe (I have a tiny toaster oven) and subbed soy nog for the coconut milk, oatmeal instead of coconut, and used fresh roasted buttercup squash. It made 6 dense and very moist muffins, probably because there is no baking powder. Still delicious though.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2007
Hot and Sour Chinese Eggplant
I was really optimistic about this. I just bought a much of eggplant from the farmer's market and thought this sounded excellent. I followed the recipe as is except without the chili oil or chili pepper, but the sauce seemed too sweet to me. I'm assuming the heat from those would fix the sweetness. Next time I'll cut the sugar to a tsp. or use my stand-by sweet/sour sauce.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2007
Glazed Apple Cookies
I just made these, and like many reviewers I changed a few things. I used 2 apples, which was about 1 1/4 c. I used 1 c. whole wheat flour and 1 1/4 c. regular flour. Added approx. 1/4 c. oatmeal. Only 1 c. brown sugar and they are plenty sweet. I also used 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder. I have yet to glaze them, but wow are they good. I only gave them a four because I changed the recipe so much I don't know who they would turn out otherwise. But they smell delicious baking and are light and moist.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2007
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