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S. Sundt

S. Sundt
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Living In: Springfield, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a Navy Brat so I wouldn't really say I'm "from" anywhere. Springfield, VA was just the longest I've ever stayed in one place.
My favorite things to cook
Stir-fry, desserts, beef, japanese/asian foods, mom's cooking, italian
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is by far in my opinion, the best cooking improviser. I learned a lot of real neat tips and tricks from her. Unfortunate for me, she doesn't measure anything. So I've had to watch her real close over the years to try and replicate her recipes. My brothers and I were the very definition of picky eaters, in fact we still are. Most of her recipes were centered around feeding kids who hate everything :)
My cooking triumphs
I was unsure about a German Potato Salad recipe that was my great-grandmother's. But I made it anyways for a 4th of July block party a few years back... It was a big hit! Several people asked me for the recipe!
My cooking tragedies
I once burned water :'( I was chewing mint flavored gum while baking cookies one time, I mistook the baking powder for flour (because they taste the same with mint gum in your mouth). Well I didn't even have gross, solid cookies, I had a runny mess!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Strawberry Muffins
I thought it wouldn't be sweet enough, but didn't change anything except for the yield (I made 24). I think anything else would overpower the strawberries and strawberry muffins that don't taste like strawberries are kind of a let down. Only thing I changed was adding a single blueberry on the top (for 4th of July). Perhaps because blueberries are incredibly sweet to start with, it made up for the sugar glaze I was going to add if they weren't sweet enough.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2013
Deep Dish Strawberry Pie
I have never liked traditional strawberry pie, I always found it way too sweet and way too fattening. I was incredibly worried about this one, especially when my strawberry goo thickened up pretty much immediately and I knew it wasn't going to survive 12-14 minutes on the burner. I took it off after 5 minutes and tasted it; my test taste must've had a pocket of lemon juice, it was terribly sour. However, this recipe turned out AMAZING! The lemon juice must've calmed down after cooling in the fridge (mine set in less than 2 hours). I never keep blueberries around because I tend to forget I have them and they go bad fairly quickly, so I used sliced kiwi instead. I can picture myself sitting on the beach drinking my frozen daiquiri and eating a slice of this beauty. The only thing I would do differently next time is use less chocolate (I used my own Wilton chocolate wafers and overdid it a bit).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2013
Tsao Mi Fun (Taiwanese Fried Rice Noodles)
Something new for me! I used mung bean glass noodles and omitted the pork and cabbage (not a huge fan of cabbage and I just ate pork the day before). I also used regular mushrooms instead of the Chinese black ones, as they are hard to come by in my area without going to an overpriced specialty store. I also threw in some toasted sesame salad dressing.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2012
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