Liz Profile - (10651020)

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Home Town: Kent, Washington, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Chicken Garlic Pizza
Artichoke and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
Delicious Apple Sauce
About this Cook
I lived my whole life in Kent, WA, graduated from high school, and recently moved to Germany for my dad's work. Right now I'm learning to cook, hanging with my new friends, and thinking about schools. At this point in my life, I'm not quiet sure what I want to do as a career. Although I'm certain I want to be an author, I know I need a job that will support me. My Mom has done all the cooking before I got over here. The only thing I ever cooked before was cookies, because well as I kid I loved cookies. But now being older, and wanting to be more dependent I started to help my Mom cook in the kitchen. Then I got an idea. I asked her if I could cook one day a week. Since I have nothing on Tuesday, I’m the new Tuesday chef at our place.
My favorite things to cook
Really any desserts are fun to make, and main dishes with meatt smell so good! One of my favorite memories was making my own salad with bacon, and my own dressing for it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We're Irish, so every St. Patrick's Day my Mom makes her famous cobbage potato stew.
My cooking triumphs
Most of all my food turned out good and flavorful, yet the Tropical Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette was my most recent meal that was a defiant five star for our family.
My cooking tragedies
On my first day to bring food to youth group of about thirty people, I decided to make my own fruit salad. I went to the store and bought a variety of different fruits, and cherry yogurt. Later when eatting I discovered a very sour taste. Who knew pinneapple didn't go with grapefruit?
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Faux Jerk Chicken
This was very good! The only problem or suggesion I had with this one, was not enough sauce. I understand it was just marinated, and I marinated it over night, and opoked it with a fork, but still didn't really taste the marinate through the chicken, when cut. Here's my suggestion, take twio pieces of wax paper, put on bottom and top of raw chicken. Take a hammer or mallet, and hammer on top of waxed paper, between chicken to make skinner, so marinate can go through easier. Then cobtinue with poking your fork with chicken, after taking waxed paper off. Your chicken will be well marinated over night and ready to be fried and guests to eat. Otherwise I'd susgest some kind of sause with it. My brother and gf used hot sause. I prefer enchilda sauce with it. It had a good favor!I used ginger instead of the allspice, (since I had none), pepper for cajun poweder(also had none), and extra chili poweder. It still turned out good, with the few ingredient changes, but next time I think I'd like to try it with the original ingredients.But none the lest, this recipe is a keeper! Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2008
Cherry Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This was the best recipe for chicken luttuce wraps! I made this recipre two times, and both times it was a success!I was told by my mom that the second time was my best!First time I used mushrooms, and a jar of asian veggies , celery,had no water chestnuts, so added cheshews for a big cruch, and big ginger chucks. The second time I omitted the mushrooms , cut up the ginger smaller,(I thought the frist time the ginger was too strong) and added celery again. I did less of the veggie ingredience,had no chashews but this time had water chestnuts. I guess in this case, less is more.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2008
Lighter Banana Muffins
These were great! The only problem was I mixed the liquids with the dry stuff the day ahead. It came out with a wet look, when I findally baked it, in the next morning. Very delious, and tasteful. I didn't have nutmeg, so I substituded a pumkin spice. I also used vanilla yogurt for lotos-intorent reasons, instead of milk, which also could've gave it that wet look.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2008

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