Nika Profile - (10116090)

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Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Thai Penaut Sauce
Peanutty Beef Skewers
Thai Noodle Salad
Phenomenal Chicken and Pasta in a Creamy Pesto Sauce
Asian Lettuce Wraps
About this Cook
I am a 23 year old elementary education student, who will be graduating (FINALLY!) in December. I am getting really into cooking as of late and thinking I should have gone to culinary school instead. All of my personal food critics seem to agree. I have found a true passion for cooking, fresh, to freeze and most importantly to entertain. I love to wine and dine my friends!
My favorite things to cook
I love making my grandmother's chicken breast piquant recipe... it is the best recipe in the world, hands down. I have submitted it, so give it a looksie! It is always a crowd pleaser. I also found the asiago sun-dried tomato pasta on this site and have fallen in love. I am currently working on my grilling skills and enjoying that as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom used to always kick me out of the kitchen until I finally made it know, I like to cook, I want to cook, and I am really good at it. Now she gets it and we cook gourmet meals side by side in the kitched all the time. We also spend countless hours baking during the holiday season together.
My cooking triumphs
I can grill now! :)
My cooking tragedies
When I get to overzealous with spices... I LOVE spicy food and forget not everyone has the same tastebuds as I do, so when everyone else is dying from the pepper overload, I know I have gone too far. I have gotten better about this with time!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Chicken Enchilada Soup III
Yummy! I rarely follow a recipe to the T, but for the most part I did on this one. Once I started tasting I added some salt and chili powder for a little extra zing. This really does taste like the Chili's soup, which is a favorite. I was going to go get it car-side tonight and found this first, yay! I did put tomatoes and green onions in as well as some cilantro (all as garnishes) with crumbled tortilla chips on top. YUMMY YUM YUM!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2011
Summer Feta Burger with Gourmet Cheese Spread
This has to be absolutely one of the best things I have ever tasted! I woke up this morning thinking about it again! The flavor is almost indescribeable it is so rich. The burgers were so juicy and the cheese spread really cemented the medley of flavors! Wow! We aren't big traditional burger fans in our house, so we doubled the size of the burgers so it made four instead of eight and we had them as hamburger steaks. YUMMY!!!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2007
The Best Thai Peanut Sauce
This recipe was great. I changed it up quite a bit, starting with melting down peanuts instead of using peanut butter, because that attempt was too sweet. I also added a lot of kick to it. But, this recipe gave a great base to figure out how to make my own sauce. Thank you!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2007

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