Mishka Profile - Allrecipes.com (10976476)

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Home Town: Flint, Michigan, USA
Living In: Fl, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am 20 years old and have been cooking since I was 9. I can actually remember making Spaghetti at 9 years old. I started simple, things from boxes, cans and jars and have slowly worked up to making almost everything I eat from scratch. I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I really love Middle Eastern food, they always taste so fresh and healthy to me. I also like Mexican food a lot, along with Spanish and other Latin cuisines. Add in a pinch of Indian and a whole lot of down home All American and that is my favorite and best to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family doesn't really have too many cooking traditions. There is Christmas dinner with my mom, Thanksgiving with my dad and an Easter brunch. But every New Year's Day for the last few years we have had Hog Jowl and Black Eyed Peas with my southern raised step-mom, for a prosperous New Year.
My cooking triumphs
My real cooking triumph would probably be this past Thanksgiving, when I cooked the entire dinner all by myself, at age 20. No one had anything bad to say, even my extrememly picky step-dad, and everyone loved all of my recipes. Especially the green bean casserole I got from this site, I used fresh instead of canned and it was a huge hit.
My cooking tragedies
My worst tragedy in the kitchen was after I got a Lebanese cook book for Christmas. I made three or four dishes without a problem and was pretty confident. Then I tried to make falafel; it looked beautiful until I tried to fry it and it became a mushy mass in the pan. I was distraught! I haven't attempted it since, but someday I will master the falafel.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
I really like this recipe. What I like most is the ability to change almost everything about it. You can vary fruits according to taste and texture preferences. I can make it smoother from when I eat it on pancakes/waffles and even icecream or heartier and cruchier for when I want something a little firmer with those sweetened tortillas. I don't add sugar and I use apricot jam and add a little cinnamon for a little extra something special.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2008
Grandma's Green Bean Casserole
I made this for my first Thanksgiving ever. My step-dad is super picky and hates mushrooms. So I needed something without them. And I hate using canned soups in recipes, makes me feel like I'm cheating. So this one was wonderful. I did double the cracker topping. And I used steamed greenbeans that I had steamed the night before and stored in the fridge. Everyone loved it, and with my family that is saying something.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2008
Lime Cola
Great taste. I like to use just a few slices of lime to flavor instead of limeade. Also great with fresh lemon slices.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2008

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