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Living In: Pomfret, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am 18. I am interested in pursuing a career in culinary eventually. Cooking is my therapy. It feels so good to make something people around you enjoy. And I love to watch what I make disappear. And I love to invent my own recipes and tricks in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Lasagna. Fruit crisps. Blueberry buckle. Chocolate cake. Lamb saag. Pasta sauces from scratch. Tabouli. Pineapple upside down cake. Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes. Sheperd's pie. Chicken/cheese/broccoli casserole. Garlic bread. Various dips. Macaroni and cheese. Oven fried parmesan chicken. Stir-fry dinners. Egg rolls. Cookies. Trail mixes. Quiche. French toast. Pancakes. Pumpkin cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is large so we make many casseroles and stews and one pot meals. I love baking with my mother. She's the one I learned from over the years. I also enjoy making the Jewish dishes I grew up on from my dad's side.
My cooking triumphs
I cook for fun. I never really tried too hard. But experimenting with random things led to a blueberry buckle my family finishes off within a day. It's my most requested dessert and breakfast item. My spinach/kielbasa quiche got rave reviews. Was going to make it like I usually do with sausage but had none and this came out great. Rice pudding/custard I made for my mom became something she ate with each meal. Pretty good for the first time. My chicken/cheese/broccoli casserole is always asked for. Has been a family classic for years. My mom made this for me all the time.
My cooking tragedies
My last batch of chocolate chip cookies (which are so SIMPLE) just turned rock hard and I still have no idea why. When I was little I put vinegar into a cake instead of oil. It was so good though, to me. I love vinegar.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Golden Sweet Cornbread
Just made this for dinner. Used some melted butter in addition to the oil and a little extra milk. Looks great, very fluffy for cornbread.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2007
Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
Made your cupcakes without the frosting. Had no pineapple but added flaked coconut. Made a butter/brown sugar/cinnamon topping for some of them. Iced some of them with my cream cheese frosting. Two buckled in the middle so I melted up some cream cheese and brown sugar and blended in raisins and filled those ones. They look and smell awesome. Taste testing once they harden a little.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2007
Love the Mama Lemon Bars
Just baked this today. Changed the recipe a bit by making more crust and making it thicker also. (The crust tastes and smells fantastic by the way). Also messed around with the powdered sugar/lemon juice ratio and baked for about 15 mins at 350. They came out looking very nice. Will let you know how my mom likes them, she is the one I made em for.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2007

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