Annie Profile - (10579200)

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Home Town: Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Living In: Bristol, Somerset, England, U.K.
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a postgraduate student living in a big house with 9 other students. We take turns cooking dinner for the whole group, which means that I only cook about every 2 1/2 weeks! We're a very diverse international bunch, and some are more set in their tastes than others, so I have to strike a balance between being creative with my cooking and not putting off my diners with strange new combinations. I love having a captive audience for my culinary experiments -- it's much more fun cooking for others than for myself alone.
My favorite things to cook
I like to keep things interesting but not to stress myself out with excessively complicated recipes. I love spicy food and am always in the mood for a good curry or anything Mexican. I often fall back on making pasta and have been challenging myself to make more sophisticated pasta dishes.
My cooking triumphs
Some recent favourites among my housemates have been my cornbread, beef stroganoff, and puppy chow. My family loves my sweet breads, especially pumpkin chocolate chip and cranberry orange.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Never again will I bother squeezing a bunch of (expensive) limes to make margaritas. This was delicious and dead easy. Look no further.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2011
Baked Oatmeal II
This was really good. After reading others' reviews, I reduced the brown sugar and used applesauce in place of half the butter. I halved the recipe and baked it for 30 minutes in an 8x8 baking dish. I was glad that I greased the pan; I think it would have stuck pretty badly otherwise. I poured a little milk and sprinkled a few walnuts over the top to serve. A very nice change from my usual morning oatmeal. I'll be making this again.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2010
Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce
Tasty, but a little salty for me. I halved the recipe, and if I make it again, I'll just use a pinch of salt, or maybe leave it out entirely.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2009

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