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American Valkyrie

American Valkyrie
Home Town: Reno, Nevada, USA
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Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a married mom of two, living in Nevada.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite food is Thai. My husband's is Vietnamese. My daughter's is Japanese, and my son's is Chinese. We throw in a little Indian and Mexican, and once in awhile do something traditionally American. Oh yeah, and my husband loves to bring my homemade bread to work.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up on a farm in rural Idaho, I learned how to cook everything from scratch, right out of the garden. But I learned nothing about international cooking. That all had to come later, when I was out on my own.
My cooking triumphs
My husband needs low cholesterol and as few processed carbohydrates as possible. My kids are gluten-free. I could live off of veggies. Somewhere in the middle, we meet for some rather tasty dinners.
My cooking tragedies
Phyllo dough is evil. Pure evil.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Mall Pretzels
I have been making this recipe for years, and my husband gets excited whenever I do. We've made pretzels, we've braided pepperoni into them, we've let the kids shape dough into teddy bears. They all work great. When I used this dough to make calzones, we knew we wouldn't go back to regular pizza dough. This recipe is much more flexible for rolling and folding, and the baking soda mix crisps the outside beautifully! We can make a calzone with a thinner crust without risking a tear, giving us a fabulous product with fewer calories. If you have a stoneware baking pan, you'll end up with a much better finish than if you use metal.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2012
Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge
I ran out of brown sugar, so I used 1 and 3/4 brown sugar, and 1/2 cup pancake syrup. I also used evaporated milk instead of regular. It gave the fudge more of a unique homemade caramel flavor.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2012
Exquisite Pizza Sauce
I've made this sauce so often, I pretty much know it by memory. Now I don't even look up the recipe. I just throw ingredients together, sometimes substituting fresh herbs. It's always a hit. And I can give it to my gluten-free kids.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2011

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