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Home Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living In: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Just me to cook for unless there is a party. I usually do well, despite the disasters people don't know about. For every new recipe, there is a back up plan ready to go. Most times. :) Buddy member of Forking Delicious~!
My favorite things to cook
Better at appetizers than anything else! Trying to find more recipes that are healthier due to our wide abundance of fresh veggies in the Delaware Valley, organic or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family owned the first Indian restaurant in Detroit. My job was to make samosas, pappadams, and parathas. Despite being enormously critical at Indian restaurants, the basic method for samosas is the same I use for dishes like ravioli.
My cooking triumphs
Perhaps later.
My cooking tragedies
The mini quiches that literally fell apart for the 2nd Annual Riverbank Picnic with Forking Delicious. Back up plan to the rescue and much healthier. However, loss of time could have been devoted to a nap/
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Slow-Cooked German Short Ribs
We are in the middle of moving, so I wanted to use ingredients on hand. Slight misread for browning: half EVOO, half butter. Used red wine vinegar and Dijon instead of plain vinegar & dry mustard. OK, maybe a little more Merlot than needed. Based on other reviews, reduced brown sugar to 2 Tbsp & beef broth for water. High for the 1st 90 minutes then switched to low. The results were...AMAZING! My husband demanded this become part of our Favorites Recipe Book. The bones fell right off and the meat melted on your tongue. I DID have to spoon off a good amount of fat before thickening the sauce & will maybe do the day before as one review advised. We served it over mashed potatoes but egg noodles or rice are in the future.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2011
Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad
I really enjoyed this! I used Trader Joe's roasted corn, a little jalapeno instead of the hot sauce. My husband would like to try it with black beans next time and a dash of that vinegar suggestion.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2011

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