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Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
By profession I'm a registered nurse, but I dip my hands into the domestic arts for the sake of my sanity, and to keep my husband from starvation.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom comes from a Swedish family with an arsenal of baking and holiday recipes that have been handed down through the generations. I'm quite convinced that all those women came out of the womb with rolling pin and dough in hand. I'm still trying to catch up.
My cooking triumphs
I can cook spaghetti with italian meatballs to die for. Only problem is my husband is deathly afraid of spaghetti, so I never make it. Other than that, I can't cook much, although I've seemed to fool my husband pretty well into thinking I'm a good cook.
My cooking tragedies
Hmm, Up to this point, I've managed to avoid all out tragedies, but there are frequently things I make which can use improvement.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Garlic Delicata
Delicata is definitely my new favorite squash after cooking this (and this is from a non-squash lover). For our small family, I made only one squash, used 2 T of the olive oil, 3 cloves of garlic (we love garlic), a good amount of the parsley, and added sea salt and black pepper to taste. I roasted mine in a cast iron pan, stirred twice during cooking, and pulled it out when it was golden brown on the sides, which was at about 25 minutes. Fabulous.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2012
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
This has become one of my new favorite soups. I usually use dried tortellini, and add extra water or broth to compensate. I also like an extra garlic clove or two.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2012
Winter Leek and Potato Soup
This was very, very good. I used four cloves of minced garlic instead of garlic powder and whole milk instead of half and half. Because this made it a little thinner, I added some water with one tablespoon of corn starch just to make it a little less runny. The flavor turned out deliciously mild. I loved the addition of cheese--just enough to add to the flavor without making it a cheese soup.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2012

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