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Home Town: Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Living In: Femont, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm 38, engaged, with no children, and we own our own home. I work full-time as a web content editor at a publishing company outside the home. I have a round trip daily commute of 60 miles--so weeknight meals are usually quick and easy out of necessity. Sweetie works from home so he'll often take over dinner responsibilities during the week.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are generally classic, practical, no-fuss recipes. I always keep an especially sharp eye open for healthy recipes that fit this description.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love it when family gets together; each person brings a signature dish that has been in the family for as long as I can remember. I especially like being in the kitchen during the cooking. When my mom cooks something as simple as green beans, the smells can transport me back to my great-grandmother's kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I broke away from a recipe and still ended up with something yummy was a triumph for me. Oh, and this first time Sweetie exclaimed, "This is as good as the restaurant's."
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at cooking was oatmeal. Apparently I thought that in addition to rehydrating the oatmeal you also had to cook it down until it was re-dehydrated. My mother has a picture of the disaster. It was/is a standard joke in our house.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie, and Potato Bake
Very tasty. Made this with a crumbled soy product instead of the ground beef because that's what we had. I do think it would have tasted better with actual beef. The clove/cinnamon flavor was very subtle; I might add a bit more next time (because I will make it again). I must have sliced the potatoes too think though, because the layers on top burned. While I like the simplicity of just slicing the potatoes, a may try this again with mashed potatoes on top (more like a shepard's pie) or I may just cube and incorporate them into the mixture. I also think this would make an excellent filling for samoas! Seems like something you could make a double batch and freeze.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2011
Amazing Hawaiian Chicken Chili
I will never for the life of me understand why people insist on labelling food items as Hawaiian just because they have pineapple as an ingredient. This recipe has a lot going on, but very little going for it. I decided to give it a shot to see if something interesting might play out from the extensive ingredient list. I agree with the previous reviewer that the prep-time is much more than the recipe indicates. Sweetheart is Hawaiian and after the first bowl, he did not care for it.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2009
Tarte Provencale
I tried this the other night for dinner and added some cubed eggplant in place of half the tomatoes. I'm glad I did, because this dish had way too much liquid. Maybe some of it should have been strained off before adding to the pie dish. Also we could hardly taste the swiss cheese. I was expecting something much more savory, but it's a good way to use up summer veggies. I'll need to tweak the recipe more to find a more satisfying flavor.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2008
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