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taertman2516


taertman2516
 
Home Town: West Bend, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Winona, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Tiffany and Brandon
About this Cook
I love to try new things with food! I was a cooking novice before graduate school. Then, I started cooking a lot of things for myself and trying them out on other people. I'm getting a lot better, and I have added a lot of cool meals to our dinner table!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything new and tasty with not a lot of fat or carbs. Recently, my focus has been on making meals that will last a few days so we have leftovers--we have a really busy schedule!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies were always a favorite of mine--my mother's peanut butter balls were the best. I also love Thanksgiving dinner, so we recreate that several times a year.
My cooking triumphs
I make great guacamole as well as this cold thai noodle salad with peppers, fish sauce, and sriracha sauce. And, I have made several dishes with beans that my fiance actually asks for--and he claims to hate beans! Finally, I love to make fun drinks--mojitos, margaritas, and sangrias are so fun to make!!
My cooking tragedies
I love tofu, so I try a lot with it, but often I'm not very good at it. I like fried tofu in thai dishes from restaurants, but I have get to replicate it. Also, I'm either really bad at cooking spaghetti squash and eggplant or I don't like either of them as dishes because I have tried them more than once!
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers
We bought good peppers from a local place with the intention of making stuffed peppers; I liked the ones I had growing up, but I knew my husband would not. These, with the addition of the cream and parmesan cheese, were just what we needed. I used italian turkey sausage instead of the beef and the pancetta--that's what I had, and I honestly didn't want the pancetta or bacon in there (it sounded weird to me). I halved the rice and used 5 peppers. It was just enough. Thanks!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2010
Asparagus Rolantina
This is great! To save money, we used deli black forest ham and sliced reduced-fat swiss. We thought it was delicious and quick. A meal in itself!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2010
Cioppino
Really good! Used clams, shrimp, scallops, and crab. Make sure to wait until your clams open before putting in bay scallops . . . I didn't and just added the shrimp/scallops after five minutes of the clams cooking, and the scallops were overcooked by the time the clams opened. But, the shrimp were cooked perfectly. I think it is a timing thing that I'll learn with more experience with this recipe, and I will definitely be trying it again! I also just added the crab right before serving since it was cooked and it heated right up and was delicious. Served it with crusty whole wheat bread.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2010
 
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