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Selie


Selie
 
Home Town: Texas, USA
Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm just a normal girl who likes to cook for herself, her boyfriend, and anybody else who can be suckered into eating my food! I found out a few years ago that I felt a lot better when I ate real food, exercised, drank enough water, and all that good stuff. I avoid preprocessed food and try to minimize the artificial ingredients in what I cook when I can. I still eat rich, delicious food, and I love trying new things.
My favorite things to cook
Banana bread! Banana muffins! Banana cake! I also love making spaghetti sauce for a crowd, Indian (my curries alternate good/bad/good/bad, but I'm improving), and chicken fried rice. I also love pancakes and french toast. I have a terrible sweet tooth. I enjoy making cookies for everybody over the holidays. Meat loaf, shepherd's pie and chicken pot pie, which I can't make often because my bf doesn't eat them. And ice cream.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stuffing. Whatever holiday it has, you have to have stuffing on the table. We have fried matzo every Christmas morning because I come from a mixed family. I bake cookies for the holidays with the people I love helping me. Nanaimo bars every New Year's.
My cooking triumphs
This year, my mom let me run Christmas dinner. I put together the menu and did most of the cooking myself, using various family members as my sous-chefs. We had a roast garlic turkey, traditional bread stuffing, creamed onions, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, and rolls. For dessert I let my mom help, so we had chocolate mousse, apple crisp, and peppermint ice cream. All around it was a huge success. Also, I baked the cakes for a friend's casual wedding in October, and the guests preferred my from-scratch pumpkin cake to the doctored-mix chocolate cake. Victory!
My cooking tragedies
Every other curry I make is tragic. And I made a really pathetic dill and dijon beef stroganoff recently.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Granny's Banana Bread
Well, this is delicious. I hate to be one of those people, but I did add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to try to keep the bread from being gummy (which happens sometimes). This was REALLY good, even in the batch where I forgot to add the eggs. Chocolate chips aren't even necessary, although it's delicious with them.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2011
Raspberry Fudge Brownies
These are JUST AS GOOD as they sound. Oh my goodness. I halved the recipe and baked it in a loaf pan. I even burned the brownies a little bit and they were delicious. One of the best base brownie recipes I've ever had, and the other parts just make it so over-the-top delicious you will want to eat the whole pan.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2010
German Potato Salad
Really tasty! Actually better with sausage than bacon, if you have it. Don't skimp on the dressing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2010
 
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