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Home Town: Redding, California, USA
Living In: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Texas toast!
pot stickers and cabbage/carrot stirfry
my cat and I
World's Best Lasagna
Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana
About this Cook
I'm the head of the bulk dept. in a popular natural foods store in Eugene, Oregon. We specialize in organic produce, natural foods, gourmet items and gluten-free products. On my off time I like thrift shopping, reading digg, used book shopping, reading, biking, frisbee, video games, and of course, cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love experimenting with new things. I hate stagnation in the kitchen, so I'm often reading recipes to come up with new stuff. I've been slowly acquiring cookbooks on various topics, and I'd have to say bread and the use of herbs and spices are what excite me the most. I see bread as the final frontier. Baking takes much more skill than most cooking, in my opinion. And I love stealing Alton Brown recipes. Did I mention I love him?
My favorite family cooking traditions
The traditional foods that my family have made for holidays are surprisingly boring and conventional. This last thanksgiving I spiced it up a bit, making a green bean salad with bell peppers, home-made crispy onions and a bacon topping. It was amazing.
My cooking triumphs
Oh, there have been a few. Mostly I'm impressed with my new ability to incorporate more flavors into my foods, by either using fresh herbs or more exotic, interesting produce.
My cooking tragedies
I've not read through my whole recipe many times and ended up not having something or not realizing how long it was going to take (e.g.: making pretzels from scratch at 11pm. I finished around 2am.) I've gotten better at improvising though.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Feta Eggs
My favorite way to cook eggs. Doesn't need any added salt, the feta does it for you.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2008
Condensed Milk Chocolate Frosting
This was great! I don't know why some people were saying that it wasn't thick enough. It was so thick for me, I could hardly get it off of my hands. I never knew it could be so easy to have a super-fudgey frosting, but this is it. I added a little cinnamon to the recipe for a spice cake.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2008
Chococonut Chip Cookies
These were delicious. I felt that the chocolate was overwhelming the coconut too much though, next time I will do as suggested and put in less chocolate and more coconut. I also agree that they were pretty greasy!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2007
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