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Home Town: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Living In: Gifu, Japan
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Cooking is a necessity for me because I have a nasty habit of living in other countries where I can't get my favorite foods at restaurants!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make Greek and Turkish food. The lack of feta cheese in Asia is highly disappointing to me.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make the secret family recipe Spanakopita - and having it be my husband's favorite thing that I make, despite his aversion to "cooked spinach."
My cooking tragedies
Beer cheese soup. So sad...and what a waste of good beer.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Oven Meatballs
I'm glad I read the other reviews, as I'm pretty sure it would have been WAY too sweet if I'd put all that sugar in it! I reduced the sugar to 2 tbsp and used dark brown sugar. I subbed flour for cornstarch just because I didn't have any cornstarch, and I used apple cider vinegar for "vinegar." I threw Ikea frozen meatballs in it and baked them for about 20 minutes at 450 (although I probably could have done 15 if my oven told me when it was preheated). It was the perfect amount of sauce for 1 bag of Ikea meatballs. :) This recipe was really a great jumping off point, though! I think that the soy sauce, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and dark brown sugar really made it. Thanks for the recipe!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2011
Candy Cane Cookies I
This is the recipe I was looking for - the one my mom used to make when I was a kid. As other reviewers have said (and my mom always used to say), the dough can be difficult to work with. However, if you refrigerate the dough before rolling the candy canes, it's much easier. I always frost with vanilla frosting and top with crushed candy canes. It makes them take even longer, but they're my favorite, and they look beautiful and festive, so it's totally worth it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2008

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