MegMc2003 Profile - (10225606)

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Home Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Washington, D.C., USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a graduate student in Washington DC studying International Politics. I absolutely love to try new recipes and fatten up my friends!
My favorite things to cook
Fish, desserts (I LOVE to bake!), hors d'oeuvres, mashed potatoes, pseudo-gourmet meals, roasted chicken, anything new and exciting
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hummus, mint pie, ginger cookies, chocolate chip cookies, white chili on christmas eve, baby pizzas, homemade cranberry sauce, Christmas 7 lb fudge, pork sausage thanksgiving stuffing, Okie dirt dessert
My cooking triumphs
Homemade breads and cookies and "Megan's Mashed Potatoes"
My cooking tragedies
Green, undercooked chicken cordon bleu. It was a very...colorful...Christmas party (salvaged only by good holiday cheer).
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Shepherd's Pie VI
Excellent - this is the epitome of comfort food, and there's no better way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Like others suggested, I cooked the onion with some garlic, and omitted the beef broth and used a combination of 1/4 c Worcestershire, 1 cup water,1 packet of brown gravy mix, and a splash of port for a little more complexity. I also added a bag of frozen peas - which I think gave the dish some much needed color and texture. Very, very good.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2012
Too Much Chocolate Cake
Excellent! Very moist, extremely chocolatey, and perfect with a tall glass of milk and some ice cream. I agree that mini chocolate chips are the best. I also like to garnish with fresh raspberries or strawberries. Yum!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2010
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Excellent! I also replaced the shortening with real butter, and I added nutmeg, dried orange peel, ginger, allspice and extra cinnamon. Baking time was best around 8-10 minutes for especially moist cookies.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2010

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