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EvaRN


EvaRN
 
Home Town: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Living In: Medford, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have been interested in cooking since I was a small child. I have memories of watching/helping both my mother and grandmother create both our everyday meals, and also our special, delicious and complicated cultural foods. Growing up, I looked forward to a time when I had my own space in which to practice and develop my skills as a cook and, while doing so, provide my family with yummy and healthy meals! It gives a gratifying and warm feeling to see people really enjoy and love the food I cook. Aside from that, I am a busy nurse involved with other hobbies as well- fitness, volunteer work, and travling to name a few. I mainly cook for my husband and my stepdaughter- my two most devoted and encouraging fans.
My favorite things to cook
Anything- but mostly pastas, soups and stews, and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Avgolemono soup with my grandmother. I will never forget the countless times that I watched her so intentely, and helped her so eagerly to make this delicious family tradition.
My cooking triumphs
A triumph to me is occurs every time I try a new recipe and it is received with rave reviews, smiles, and requests for a second helping.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a kid my mother let me make up my own recipe for muffins. They were HORRIBLE. I recently found the piece of paper where I recorded the "recipe". The proportions, the description of said proportions, and the ingredients were hysterical. Back then, my brother actually asked me to make them again although to this day I dont know if he was being nice, or if he really and truly liked the taste of my bland, bizarre muffins.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Kyle's Favorite Beef Stew
Good recipe! The tips with the flour and corn starch definitely helped make it thick and substantial. I used homemade beef stock that I had frozen instead of the water and onion soup mix. I chopped my onions and mushrooms into smaller pieces and added more wine than was called for. I added some greens that I had on hand, as well as a bay leaf. All in all it was hearty, healthy, tasty meal!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2009
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting
This was delicious and will now be my staple chocolate frosting- thanks!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2008
Lemon and Cilantro Shrimp
Very yummy- I added some garlic and skipped the zest altogethr. Still had a nice lemon flavor with just the juice. Served it over soba noodles.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2008
 
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