SandyMC Profile - (10162871)

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Home Town: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Living In: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm the baker of the family. I grew up following recipes to the letter, making cookies and pies with my maternal grandmother when I was old enough to reach the kitchen counter. On the other hand, my husband also loves to cook and rarely follows a recipe; he prefers to make it up as he goes and tweaks old favorites to see if he can improve them. Together we keep things interesting in our tiny kitchen and our daughter has a quite sophisticated palate for a grade schooler. Hopefully our son will too!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make breads, muffins, cookies, pies - anything that fills the house with good smells. I'll eat carbs until the day I die. I also love to make indian curries with my own curry powder that I mix myself.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom has her mothers' old cookbook and I'm getting a few good recipes from her here and there. I loved helping my grandmother in our kitchen growing up and I encourage my daughter to join me to continue that tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Triumphs? I guess anything that I've made for my family that got totally devoured and they request it again and again.
My cooking tragedies
Other than a cookie fiasco with my sister from way back, I can't recall anything recently that went over like a lead balloon.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Squash Pie
My family was TOO FULL to try this, but my coworkers RAVED the next day! Nice and light, with great texture and flavor. My in-laws have begged me to make it again for Christmas Eve, and they promise to save room this time.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012
Flourless Chocolate Cake I
I've been making recipes off of this site for almost 8 years, but my husband said this was hands down the best thing I've ever made.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2012
Cara's Moroccan Stew
Fabulous! I skipped the lentils, and instead made spiced turkey meatballs (ground turkey,breadcrumbs,dehydrated onion, cinnamon, cumin, salt & pepper, and fresh mint)and dropped them in after browning them in the oven to let them finish cooking in the stew. I served it with curry couscous, plain Greek-style yogurt and more fresh chopped mint. Family approved!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2012

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