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Home Town: Dc Metropolitan Area., Virginia, USA
Living In: Nova, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to bake and cook meals. Mom had me preparing whole chickens when I was 8. I have children and they especially love the desserts!
My favorite things to cook
I make a killer pound cake. I understand what I need to do to make it the perfect texture inside and the chewy crust outside. I also make a lot of middle eastern dishes - my rice rocks! In another life, I'd like to go to cooking school.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dolma on Thanksgiving!! I know, it's weird. It has to be there next to the turkey though or it's just not the same.
My cooking triumphs
I get the best compliments from the office. The "chef" over there loved the Amy's cilantro sauce I made so much - she took it home to have with her fish. Another office mate said she never eats anything anyone brings in - but my food because she is never disappointed. The boss came rushing up to me ranting over the sour cream coffee cake, I thought he was mad at me at first but he was just freaking out at how good it was. Whew! :0)
My cooking tragedies
Oh, we all have those. I've burnt cookies... I've cooked pancakes on my fancy griddle and they were uncooked inside (griddle too hot). I've forgotten baking soda... I still don't have the art of bread making down. I need more practice - and more time. But I will conquer challah bread yet!
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
I thought the texture was not good. I did go all butter. Cookies came out really flat. The taste was pretty good and I added high quality chocolate chips. "If" I make again; I'm adding an egg, reducing the sugar by 1/4 and adding 1/2 cup more oats. Kids & friends liked them though, to me, they're really not presentable.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2013
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Made these twice now. First time I used pork and subbed rice for the noodles, good! I did shrimp this time and the noodles, still good! I used regular basil, added sprouts & cucumber. I used the hot water from the noodles to soften the wrapper. I wrapped much better this time than the first... Oh, and I also found fish sauce and do a few splashes of that before rolling up. I would like a much tighter roll, so I will practice that for next time. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2010
Bada Bing Bada Banged Potatoes
I made these tonight, very tasty! I was hoping for a little more zing as I followed the recipe.. so I will alter it next time and add more cheese and garlic. Very good with my quiche and salad tonight. Thanks CJ!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2010

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