ChristinaW Profile - (10898317)

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Home Town: Chehalis, Washington, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
If I had my way I would grow, pick, cook, and preserve all my own food... that is, of course, if there were an extra 24 hours in each day!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, although don't do it nearly as much as I would like. I also like to make jams and jellys. It's so rewarding seeing a cupboard of preserves and be able to give them to friends and family as presents. I love to cook just about anything (vegetarian that is) for my guests to enjoy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a few... When I was growing up, every holiday season, my family and I would have a "hot dog and smores roast" in our living room fireplace. It always felt so special! I also remember my great-grandma who lived next door making big batches of cookies and laying them out on cooling wracks all over the kitchen under big muslin dish towls. She passed her love of sharing good food with loved ones, baking, and preserving on to me!
My cooking triumphs
I can't think of one particular one right now. Any time people enjoy what I cook, I'm happy!
My cooking tragedies
Having "foodie" friends over for dinner one summer night, I planned on impressing them with a delicious mediteranian lentil and rice dish I have perfected. Unfortunately, sitting outside on the deck visiting, I got distracted and failed to check on my stewing pot. When I smelled burnt rice and lentils, I knew something was wrong! I ran in and found the bottom 1/8" of the food burnt to the pot! I tried to salvage the rest of the pot and my lovely friends were gracious enough to eat the smokey tasting dish. Bless them. :)
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Chicken, Chive, and Feta Zucchini Fritters
These were delicious! Really nice combination of flavors and textures. Highly recommend. And a great way to use up all that abundant garden zucchini!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2012
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Absolutely deeeelishious! Especially right out of the oven. Might cut down on the flour next time just a tad - but they're great as is!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2012
Sour Cherry Pie
DELICIOUS cherry pie! I used 5 cups of frozen sour cherries which tasted so much fresher than canned! I also cooked the filling on the stove top and let it cool prior to filling the pie to ensure the filling set up nicely.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2011
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