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Home Town: Born In Heidelberg (German Mom) ;O), Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Living In: Greenwood, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Domestication isn't such a bad thing,... it's the creative part I enjoy,... not the cleaning part! I also like gardening.
My favorite things to cook
Italian Food, some Asian Food, German food, good old American comfort food(s), some Mexican food,.... I am not a picky eater, so I will try a wide array of foods. Needless to say, most of my family are picky eaters, so I am limited on what I can make or eat in the home. It does squelch my creativity and palate,.....which is a real bummer!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is German, and I enjoyed many of the interesting dishes she has prepared over the years. I have Italian heritage in my family as well. I love Italian food, so I enjoy making it as well.
My cooking triumphs
I think I make great party food. I love dips and finger snack foods. When I entertain or go to parties, they seem to go over real well.
My cooking tragedies
One memory that comes to mind is, time when I was a young teen, I made spaghetti and threw in a boatload of green olives in the sauce. My parents were kind to eat it anyway,... but admitted that they preferred it without them. ;o)
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Not a bad recipe to try as a change up from the traditional baked pumpkin pie I usually eat during the holidays. Since I usually drown my traditional pumpkin pie with whipped cream, this recipe hits the mark for me. I like the fact that it is not baked. Easy to make too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2015
Chile Rice Casserole
This is a good basic recipe that I like to tweak a little. I never use instant rice, because it lacks flavor and firm texture. I like to use a parboiled or converted type of rice. Jasmine would work too. I cook it first, and then add all of the other ingredients. A can of cheddar cheese soup works well in this recipe too along with the extra cheese. I use a larger sized can of green chilies as well. I used a bunch of minced up poblano peppers I grew in my garden this past summer as well. I had to add some sautéed onion and garlic in butter as well. Adding half the amount of sour cream will work too. Add some water to the recipe so it has a creamer consistency instead of it getting too congealed or sticky.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2015
Best Egg Rolls
Good basic go to recipe. I tweaked it a bit, but I do that with many recipes. I like green onion and do increase the garlic and ginger. I also add just a splash of aromatic sesame oil in the filling just before adding/rolling it in the egg roll wraps and frying. I serve it with a trifecta of three sauces : A decent sweet and sour sauce as well as a wasabi based - mustard sauce. I also serve it with a jazzed up version of soy sauce too. Perfection.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2015
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