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sulfababy


sulfababy
 
Living In: Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Music
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men
Chocolate Mint Cookies I
Angel Whispers
About this Cook
I'm a Greek bank teller and piano teacher living in North Carolina.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking traditional, home-style Greek food. Recently, I've gotten into baking cookies, cakes, and muffins.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For every major holiday, my Dad likes to make pastichio. Well, there's so much going on (making the bechamel and adding things at just the right time, layering, etc.) that he inevitably makes a mess! It's great fun, and we all clean up afterwards. We have friends and family members that grow vegetables, and often have so many that they give them to us. Before they go bad, we always have fun figuring out how to use them creatively.
My cooking triumphs
Lately, I've been much more daring in the types of Greek foods I made. Spanakopita and gemista (stuffed peppers and tomatoes) were difficult, but worth the effort! Also, I've perfected my green (spinach) ravioli dough and stuff it with kalamata olives, feta, and ricotta. The sauce is like your typical alfredo, but I use feta instead! It's delicious.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make croissants, I tried following a vegan recipe using Crisco. Wow, they turned out hard and nasty! Another time, I made up some cookie dough to take cross country. The plan was to bake it there and bring the cookies to a pot luck. Well, even though I thought I packed the dough okay, it must have spoiled in the car during the trip. They came out gross and crispy. Haha! Once, I accidentally bought salted butter to make koulourakia (Greek cookies). They were... salty. :)
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Sugar Cookie Frosting
This stuff is pretty good! It held color for me as long as I didn't let it get too warm. I used it on gingerbread cookies, which I chilled in the fridge after frosting. It hardened just fine. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2007
Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men
I chilled the dough in the freezer for a few hours before I was able to roll it out. Even then, it was very soft to use cookie cutters. I ended up taking a small chunk of dough, flatting it with my palm, pressing down the cookie cutter, and peeling carefully and sloowly away the surrounding dough. It was worth all that work! They taste great cooked for less time for a softer cookie, or more time for a crisp cookie.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2007
Chocolate Mint Cookies I
These cookies are great. My husband and I love the mint! (We also added mint extract.) Half way through baking, I got a little tired and pressed the remaining dough into the pan, brownie-style. Both the cookies and the bars taste great.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2007
 
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