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Andie


Andie
 
Home Town: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Willow Spring, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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tunnel of fucge "cake"
My cat, Shadow.
About this Cook
I am back in school. I do not have kids but am the go-to babysitter for my bro and his wife, for my best friend, and work with kids who are severely disabled as a Habilitation Technician. I live with my cat Romeo.
My favorite things to cook
quesodillas, fried rice, tetrazini, pizza... anything I can use left-overs in... biscotti; hot panini sandwiches; chicken, turkey or sheperds's pie; vegetable marinara; bean soup; fruit salad (if that can be called cooking)
My favorite family cooking traditions
traditional Polish food (pierogi, golumpki, pyzy and potato pancakes!! YUM), holiday cookies, dill-ranch oyster crackers, corned beef, broccoli cheese soup, baked sweet potatoes, meat loaf
My cooking triumphs
honey lemonaide, vegetable maranara, tofu masala & tofu parmigana, salad, mock-hollondaise sauce, Alfredo Sauce, molasses & ginger cookies, baked turkey, turkey tetrazini, turkey soup, chicken pie
My cooking tragedies
burned chocolate (EW!)... adding gelatin to whipped cream, without blooming the gelatin first... crunchy "baked" potatoes... very rare poached chicken pieces... crunchy "risotto"... gummy potatoes (hand made gnocchi)...
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Zucchini Patties
This recipe was so good! I have a few minor tips to add: 1) use "drained" ziccini (shred it and salt it to remove a lot of water then give it a rinse to remove any surface salt) and do not add extra salt to the batter and 2) use a 1/4 cup measure (or smaller!) or disher to measure out the zuccini-batter as it is very soft and easy to flip/fold over onto itself and a smaller patty flips better.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2014
Basic Biscuits
I used "refined lard" instead of shortening and self-rising flour instead of AP flour + powder + salt... OMG SOOOOOOOOO good. we made biscuits-with-fresh-berries and stew-dumplings. Both were fantastic.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 12, 2014
David's Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies
Made according to recipe - oh so good!! I HIGHLY recommend this recipe!! But... I was jonesing for really chocolaty choc choc chip cookies. So, I used "Cocoa Crispees" and added 1/2C "Hershey's Special Dark" cocoa powder. I only had dark brown sugar so I omitted the white sugar and doubled the brown sugar... and only had butter-flavored shortening (no unsalted butter for baking) so I used 1C shortening w/o added water. I also tripled the vanilla - 1tbl. I do this standard. The Cookies are sooooooo good! I rolled 1 tbl+/- balls in powdered sugar and placed them onto an ungreased cookie sheet, baked for 5 min rotated and baked for 5 more.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2013
 
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