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Home Town: Virginia, USA
Living In: Virginia, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a student in Virginia, and I'm the main cook in a household of four.
My favorite things to cook
I really like asian-inspired foods. I like to mix things up with whole grains and lots of protein. The spicier it is, the more likley it is I will like it. If you add alcohol to it, it will probably taste better. Long live butter and olive oil.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs and toast when I visited my great grandmother. Both sides of my family are pretty heavy on the traditional southern home-cooking. Meats for breakfast, fresh vegatables in summer. Scrapple, okra, tomatoes... yum!
My cooking triumphs
It was a triumph when I bought my probe thermometer. I've never had better roasts, and the guess and check is over. No more dried pork and chicken dishes!
My cooking tragedies
It's a tragedy when I don't use items in the kitchen before they go bad. I hate to be wastefull like that. I try to find a way to incorporate all leftovers and fresh ingredints in my cooking so that no produce or meat spoils, and I hate it when it does.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Potato and Cheese Frittata
This is a fantastic recipe. If your potatoes are sticking, please consider the source to be your pan and/or cooking technique as opposed to the recipe. I used a well-seasoned cast iron pan with a bit of butter and grapeseed oil, and had delicious crispy potatoes and well-cooked eggs. Use your own discretion for seasoning: if you like a lot of flavor, add seasonings and salt and hot sauce for a kick...don't blame a simple recipe for not being seasoned enough for your onion? Add onion, like more cheese, add it...5 stars for simplicity, cost, and ease.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2011
Marmalade Pork Chops
This has become an extremely easy go-to in my weekly meal rotation. My boyfriend is gluten intolerant, so we use Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of the soy sauce. I have used this successfully on chicken as well as pork, and with different jams and marmelades, but orange and peach work best. I pour all the marinade over the meat as it cooks, then, as the meat rests, the cooked marinade and meat juices go into a small pot. I heat it up, then add a tablespoon of corn starch mixed into cold water, and it thickens up into a lovely sauce to pour over the rice we eat with it. I don't think an hour is necessary to cook it, I do 30 minutes with the foil on, and 15 minutes off.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2010
Corn Dog Muffins
These turned out great! I followed recipe part exactly, though I did cut the dogs in inch long chunks and put two or three in each muffin. The ones with three were better! I thought the brown sugar added something that was needed. I did use cheaper hot dogs, as other reviewers suggested, and they stuck well to the batter once cooked. I would add more cheese next time, or just omit it; We didn't taste it at all.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2008

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