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Home Town: Solna, Stockholms, Sweden
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Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
The first food I learned to cook was cornbread. I was 7 years old and my mother is a southern-raised woman. I still make cornbread and even the kids love it. Both of my parents worked as I was growing up, so when I sunk my claws into cooking, I quickly became the primary chef for the family.
My favorite things to cook
I grew up and fell in love with spinach. It is probably one of the most perfect foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sausage cake at Christmas. Cabbage, black-eyed peas, and rice at New Years. Old family spaghetti sauce recipe that freezes and makes enough for a lasagna later.
My cooking triumphs
When I was seventeen and my responsibility was making dinner, I tried to make a different meal each night and see how long it would take me to run out of ideas. My family ate well for two months without being served the same thing twice.
My cooking tragedies
I have a wonderful family recipe for spaghetti sauce. It has been handed down and perfected over generations. The boys in my family (husband and stepson) are picky eaters and don't like it. I am having to alter my cooking to suit their tastes.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Very tasty, but even though I followed the recipe exactly, mine needed to cook 12 minutes and all cookies came out cake-like in consistency.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2008
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
fantastic! This is the perfect oatmeal cookie base. I have made these twice this week! First time I halved the recipe and added semi-sweet chocolate chips. Last night I halved it and added SunMaid dried fruit bits. I also substituted Smart Balance light spread for butter and it is still the best oatmeal cookies ever. As for making the cookies uniform in shape, I simply pressed these little babies into patties like I would a mini hamburger. They came out perfectly chewy yet cooked throughout. UPDATE: The third time I made these, I replaced the butter with peanut butter. AMAZING! So good.

47 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2007
Moroccan Lentil Soup
This is a wonderful soup! There is no way I can pass a vegetarian dish over on my carnivore boys, so I had to add 2 cups roasted chicken meat. I love the flavor combinations of the vegetables and spices. I will definitely make this again. Thank you!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2007

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