Tara Profile - Allrecipes.com (10301445)

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Living In: Canton, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a stay at home wife and mother with three children. I take care of my kids all day and squeeze in what else I can :-) I do some graphic design work for my church and right now my husband and I are assisting a young church in whatever ways we can, for me that means playing piano and helping out in Sunday School.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. It's my therapy and stress relief. Anything from homemade bread to the gooiest chocoholic dessert you can dream up. I also love to make ethnic foods and have enjoyed learning the southern style of cooking to accomodate my husband (even though my arteries hate me for it).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother came from a Syrian background and my father was born and raised in Greece. So I grew up on authentic MIddle Eastern and Mediterranean foods. I try to incorporate those into my own family meals. We always did so much baking at Christmas we had to freeze cookies and goodies and ate them until June!
My cooking triumphs
Everybody likes to eat at my house. My single friends call to see what's for dinner. My married friends call me for recipes. The only award I ever won was a Valentine bake-off at a ladies' banquet, but that's ok because I just like to feed people.
My cooking tragedies
I made bread pudding about a month after I first married and it turned out like bread soup. I blamed the recipe. My vegetarian bean burgers went straight in the trash. Again, it was the recipe :-) I forgot a few ingredients at the store just last month and tried to wing it making my spicy lentil soup and ended up sending my husband for chicken and jojos. I'm an "anything goes" cook - anything that sounds good goes in the recipe. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Tomorrow is another day.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
Amazing. Perfect taste, not too sweet or syrupy. I did not lattice the top crust so i just poured most of the sauce over the apples, added a top crust, cut vents, and brushed the remaining syrup over the top. I took it to a fall festival and collected a fan club.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2010
Bread Pudding II
Fantastic. The entire pan was gone before I could blink! I used leftover rolls.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2010
Lemon Icebox Pie III
Perfect! I made it for Easter and followed the recipe exactly. I thought it was wonderful. Creamy, not too sweet, and very refreshing. I garnished it with some curls of lemon rind. I'm looking forward to trying the lowfat version everyone keeps mentioning. If I could have this pie and feel less guilty about it that would be fantastic!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2009

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