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Katie K


Katie K
 
Home Town: Algona, Washington, USA
Living In: Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Easy egg tarts
About this Cook
I've been married since February of 2004 and I have three children, Jenny, born June, 2005, Elias, born September, 2006 and Erik, born June, 2008. I started really becoming interested in cooking when I worked in the kitchen at the school I met my husband at in 2002. I have always liked to cook, but that year, I learned new ways to cook.
My favorite things to cook
Vegetarian food, Asian food (I love making sushi; it's always better than what I can get in a restaurant). Food that my husband enjoys.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make baked spaghetti (very easy) with Yves Veggie ground round, spaghetti sauce, whole wheat pasta and an Italian mix shredded cheese. It's certainly not gourmet, but it's quick and easy and once my husband said he liked it more than lasagna, it became a tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Making Asian food, serving it to Asian exchange students and getting lots of compliments. I figure that's always a good sign.
My cooking tragedies
Early foray into ice cream - I mixed peppermint extract into vanilla ice cream when I was about ten. No one told me how strong mint extract was, so I ended up with some extremely minty ice cream and I had to eat it (that was the rule - you make it, you eat it). It was awful!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Cheeseburger Soup I
I've made this twice now - once with a ground beef substitute (I don't eat meat) and the second time with black beans. Both times I've made it without carrots and the second time I used half mozzarella and half cheddar. Tasted great both times, although I'm guessing my husband will prefer the ground beef to the beans.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2010
Cream Filled Cupcakes
A few people have said that these are average taste wise, but I think with the sweet filling and icing (if you choose to ice them), it is better to have a basic chocolate cupcake rather than an overly sweet one. Personally, I would prefer a slightly less sweet filling, maybe a cream filling similar to cream puffs or eclairs instead, but I made them this way because I didn't have the makings for anything else. I iced with creamy chocolate frosting from this website and all together, they are great! As for filling, I definitely found that cutting a cone out of the top and scraping some of the insides out made for the best filling to cupcake ratio. When I piped in from the top, my bag burst on me, and they weren't very full this way anyway. Cutting the tops takes slightly more time, but it's worth the effort!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2008
Kimbop (Korean Sushi)
As to those who said this wasn't authentic or how they had it, I wrote it as it was given to me by a Korean student studying here. It is possible that she was using the ingredients available here and not making it quite the way it is usually made, but she didn't say anything to that effect. Also, I spoke to a friend of mine who said that she had the same thing made by another Korean student studying in Canada. This may be due to the area they were from or just the generation they were born in.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2008
 
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