Alexis Profile - (10721004)

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Home Town: Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
Living In: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I come from a large family, we were always busy when I was a kid, but my mom always managed to have something on the table for dinner. We used to spend a LOT of time at my grandparents' house, as well as that of my great aunt. My Aunt Betty is probably my greatest inspiration for everything I do. The family culinary secrets I learned from her and my grandmother color most of my dishes, and the thought of the time I spent with them makes me smile. I work as a barista at the moment, however, I'm hoping to start graduate school in January. Gonna be a librarian! I love large cups of hot tea when it's cool, and always true to my adopted home of South Carolina, I love sweet tea. My biggest challenge has been adapting the dishes I know how to cook to the tastes of my boyfriend (who happens to be a picky eater).
My favorite things to cook
Czirke paprikas (anything Hungarian, really), bread, anything new.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's family is Hungarian, and I've been cooking for as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I made a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving one year. My boyfriend's brother is a chef and told me that it was one of the best he'd ever had! I finally conquered banana bread! Huzzah!
My cooking tragedies
I can't cook tofu. I've tried over and over again and I just can't do it.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Grandma B's Bean Soup
This was great! I was so pleasantly surprised. I've never had bean soup that I liked before, but my boyfriend asked me to make it for him sometime. I made a couple of changes (added a bay leaf and garlic, left out the potatoes), and it was delicious.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2008
Pav Bhaji
This was awesome. It's a little much for four servings; it was actually more like five or six.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2007
Jay's Signature Pizza Crust
This pizza dough was SO good! It's definitely going in my recipe book as my primary pizza dough.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2007

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