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Home Town: Charlotte, Michigan, USA
Living In: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a health conscious college student who believes that really good food, or lack thereof, can make or break one's day. I'm not afraid to use butter and cream, I go for using natural ingredients sparingly rather than sacrificing taste and integrity for the sake of a few calories.
My favorite things to cook
I love to twist comfort foods into something a little more gourmet and special.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Instead of stuffing the turkey at Thanksgiving, which dries it out, my family makes stuffing balls. As you'd imagine, they're just like large meatballs but made of stuffing. It started out as a convenient hand food for all the toddlers and kids, but now we're all grown up and it's still not Thanksgiving without the stuffing balls!
My cooking triumphs
Some friends and I won a cooking contest creating a 3 course meal for 300 people. My favorite part was that everything we made was so simple, we just used really good, fresh ingredients.
My cooking tragedies
My mom used to make rhubarb bread every year and the first year that she let me make a batch myself, I completely misunderstood the directions for the use of sour milk, and somehow ended up adding just tons of vinegar to the batter. I ruined a triple batch. I'm glad she tasted it before we bothered baking all of it.
Recipe Reviews 51 reviews
Baked Tofu Bites
These were great! I didn't have any liquid smoke, so did not add it. Next time I will add at least a teaspoon of sriracha sauce, but that's based on my own preference. I have never gotten baked tofu to turn out before but this did it. I drained my tofu overnight between 2 hand towels with a brick on top and marinated it for 3 hours. Next time I will do a larger batch and marinate it overnight for even more flavor.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2012
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
This is the best fudge I have ever had! I'm a first time fudge maker, I followed the instructions, and it came out perfectly. I was afraid that I hadn't beaten it long enough but after about 30 seconds of "have I beaten it long enough? Is it losing its sheen? I think it's losing its sheen..." I just decided to go for it. I had stirred for 12 minutes. After I poured it into the prepared pan, it set up to an amazing velvety soft fudge in about 15 minutes. I should also note that I used almond milk and vegan margarine because my son is allergic to cow's milk protein, and I didn't expect it to turn out at all, I'm amazed that it did!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2012
Wacky Cake VIII
This is the moistest, easiest chocolate cake I've ever made. I've only made one better chocolate cake in my life and it was about 20X more complicated than this. I love it! I used the "hard chocolate glaze" from this site to frost it.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2012

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