Suzanne Profile - (10813676)

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Home Town: Belleville, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Somerset, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy
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Hot and Spicy Tofu
Peach Cobbler
About this Cook
Some where along the road I lost my passion for cooking so I'm trying to rekindle it using Heidi Swanson as my inspiration (101 cookbooks). I'm recently married after a five year hiatus (who-da thunk it? Not me). It's been bitter-sweet in the kitchen trying to learn what someone new in my life likes, dislikes and just trying to get back into the flow of things. One thing I have discovered is that my desire to have a husband who cooks wasn't so valid after all. My kitchen is MY domain and my husband does not belong there, especially while I'm cooking (grrr).
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I enjoy Asian cuisine for the sheer simplicity, use of veggies and the flavors. In all I do I try to make all of my goods healthy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmmm, none really, but now I do make the infamous rolls my mom made for Thanksgiving each year. Now that she's passed, I feel I have to keep the rolls alive even though I don't celebrate the Nov. day commemorating the slaughter of my ancestors at the hands of those who invaded Turtle Island. For me, every day is one to give thanks for all of the bounties bestowed upon us from the Creator :)
My cooking triumphs
Hmm, Jamaican chicken and veggie patties. That was A LOT of work. The awesome peach cobbler recipe I use from this site to which I add my own special twist. That's all I can think of for now.
My cooking tragedies
Hmm, I'm very particular so yeah, I've had many of what I consider tragedies though others like it :)
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Sweet and Sour Sauce II
This was really good and quick. I used 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1 cup of water. I didn't have a 6 oz can of tomato paste, but 2 tbsp of paste in my freezer (I never use an entire can so freeze per tbsp), so used that and a dollop of ketchup. I had fresh pineapple so used that in lieu of canned. I had checked out a recipe for authentic sweet and sour sauce which called for rice vinegar so used that rather than distilled white vinegar... supposed to give a more authentic taste. It was GOOD. No refined foods in my house so used sugar in the raw.. a little less than 1 1/2 cups. I tossed the cornstarch in as the directions stated and used a wire wisk to stir and insure no lumps were present. It came out perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2010
Best Tuna Melt (New Jersey Diner Style)
Good recipe. We don't like tuna so I used canned Alaskan Sockeye Salmon and cilantro instead of parsley. Picture to follow.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2009
Mild Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
This was really good. Much better than the turkey enchilads I made a few weeks ago. I did things a little differently. I started with raw chicken which I cut in cubes, seasoned with a little sea salt, chili powder, cumin and lime juice & sauteed in a drizzle of olive oil with onion, peppers and minced fresh baby spinach. When cooked and cooled, I added the cheese then rolled the enchiladas. We don't like olives so topped with the chopped fresh tomatoes and chopped green onion. delicious. ty for sharing

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2008

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