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Home Town: Texas, USA
Living In: Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My husband and i recently moved from America to Ukraine. I love that I have to buy all my food products fresh from the market, but the options are limited or new to me; so I'm having to be creative and learn new recipes. It takes a lot of work, but it's fun.
My favorite things to cook
anything easy and full of flavor!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When all of us work together - dad, husband, and brother around the grill. All the ladies inside working on different dishes. Cooking is not just about the food, it's about the relationships you develop during the mealtimes.
My cooking triumphs
learning to cook without canned products or mixes!
My cooking tragedies
ha! there have been a lot - burned pans, tasteless flops, mushy meals. Once I tried to make a couscous with tofu and chopped veggies. I made a huge batch enough for at least 12 people. It looked beautiful with all the diced vegetables. My husband and I took one bite, then went and ate McDonalds!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Summer Salad with Cumin-Crusted Salmon
Sooo good. I didn't have all the ingredients for the salad and dressing, so I just used salad greens with pecans and oil/balsamic vinegar...was still delicious. The hardest part was taking the skin off the salmon - next time I'll ask the market to do it for me.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2010
Ham Broccoli Braid
very easy and fairly quick to make. As other reviewers suggested, I used only 1 Tbsp mustard (used brown mustard since I didn't have dijon) and 1/2 cup sour cream. I didn't have any parsley on hand either, so I just left it out. One can of crescent roll dough made a fairly large braid, especially for two people, so I froze the the leftover mix for later use :) husband gave it a thumbs up!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009
Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin
Pressed for time, I chose this recipe because it was fast, easy, and called for few ingredients. I was nervous because my husband is usually very picky when it comes to marinades - he hated the last few. But he LOVED this marinade and couldn't believe how simple it was. It's been several days since we ate the pork, but he's still talking about it! The only variance from the recipe was that I cooked my pork in a rotisserie for about 30 minutes.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2009

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