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Living In: Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I don't like to cook. I'm not a very good cook either, but I can follow a recipe and that's where all recipes come in handy. I've seen cooks just take ingredients and make something delicious to eat. I can't do that.
My favorite things to cook
Whatever seems simple or looks like it tastes good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm half German and half Filipino, so my nostalgic "family recipes" are a hybrid of rice, lumpia, cabbage pockets, casseroles, and potatoes.
My cooking triumphs
I found out I'm pretty good a baking.
My cooking tragedies
I've failed at making a one-skillet meal before from the freezer section at the grocery store. I was that bad a cooking.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Aloo Matar
I don't like reviewing recipes when I've readjusted the ingredients, however the base of this dish is delicious and so easy that I had to say something. I only made minimal adjustments...1) I halved the paprika. 2)I wanted mine more "saucy" and creamy, like my local Indian restaurant makes it, so I added a 1/4 cup more tomato puree and a 3 Tbs half and half. 3) I omitted the cilantro, because, for some reason, cilantro holds onto my taste buds and won't let me taste anything else. That's all, the spices and the method of cooking are spot on for me. You can make your own naan to go with it, but if you have a Trader Joe's near you - they have terrific frozen naan in their freezer section.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2012

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