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Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Italian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books
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just me
About this Cook
Recently married! January 15, 2008. I've been cooking since I was 10 years old. I graduated from college with a background in culinary arts and dramatic arts. I make dinner every night for my husband and my roommate, two boys in the navy stationed here in Hawaii.
My favorite things to cook
Saturday morning breakfasts, quick dinners, and stews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My friends love my cooking so much that they've renamed the dishes things like "luciousness" and "badassity."
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving dinner for 7 navy boys and myself. Everything turned out perfect. And my one win at the Oahu Country Club when I was in culinary school. I made beef tenderloin on a bed of homemade pasta salad mixed with wasabi aioli.
My cooking tragedies
I made fudge for the first time when I was 16. It turned out to be sticky chocolate soup.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Spinach Quiche
This quiche was so delicious. I rummaged through the freezer and found out I didn't have any spinach so I used zucchini instead. It is very forgiving and a great basic recipe for quiche.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2009
Banana Butter Icing
Made this for chocolate cupcakes for a shower. It was too runny. I ended up using an entire box (5 cups) of powdered sugar to try to thicken this up. I stopped there as if I added more powdered sugar, it would've been too sweet and I wouldn't have been able to taste the banana. When I frosted my cupcakes, the icing just oozed down the sides. It was messy and gross. Alright flavor, but I will definitely not make it if I were to impress people with the looks of it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2009
Island Kielbasa in a Slow Cooker
I'm not sure how to rate this recipe. The recipe is really good, the keilbasa tastes wonderful in this delectable sauce... but this shouldn't be cooked in a slowcooker. At the end of the 5 hours, I got sausage mush... which I should've expected because keilbasa is alreay cooked. Horrible in the slowcooker. Tried this again but heated the concoction up on the stove for a few minutes and it was delicious. Don't do this is a slow cooker!

191 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2009

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