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Arasmas


Arasmas
 
Home Town: Michigan, USA
Living In: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Reading Books, Music
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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
Spicy Honey Mustard Pork Roast
Cheddar Baked Chicken
About this Cook
I used to be the master of the microwave. I began teaching myself how to cook a few years ago in an effort to improve my health. Now I cook because I actually enjoy it. I don't necessarily always cook low-calorie food, but I figure anything is better than eating out of a box.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that requires a lot of chopping. I like chopping things. Prep-work is time consuming but I find the process cathartic. However, I really hate peeling potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't really have any. My mom was is good cook but she worked a lot. I grew up on sandwiches, microwave food and lots of eggs - because eggs were the only thing I knew how to cook.
My cooking triumphs
Um... every time I come out of the kitchen with edible food :) It's been a long road, but I've started gaining some confidence. I was especially proud of the Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake - hard to believe I made something that pretty. Successfully making bread by hand was also quite impressive.
My cooking tragedies
So many. At one point in my life, I actually screwed up Jell-O and managed to catch a toaster on fire making Pop-Tarts. There was a hilarious-bad blueberry birthday cake disaster for my sister that still draws some laughs. The time I failed to scale down a recipe and ended up with approximately 3 gallons of completely inedible carrot soup. Burning the imprint of a cast iron skillet handle into the palm of my hand...
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Baked Sweet Potatoes
I made this recipe as written but adjusted the servings for 2 and used 2 medium-size sweet potatoes. Overall, these were good but not great. 60 minutes of cooking left them a bit too soft and there was more oil than necessary. The flavor was good. I will make these again and add rosemary, as other reviewers have suggested. Also, reduce the oil and cooking time. I think with a few small changes these could be excellent.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
Oreo(TM) Cookie Bark
I made this at Christmas time but forgot to review the recipe. AWESOME! This is so simple and so delicious. I made a batch, broke it into chunks (impossible to cut it. I just smashed it with a knife) and added the pieces into my cookie boxes. Everyone raved over this and it was embarrassingly easy to make.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2013
Szechwan Shrimp
These shrimp are very good. I'm kind of a wimp with spicy foods so I was worried this recipe would be too hot, but I thought the amount of heat was perfect and well balanced with the honey. Served over brown rice for a nice, healthy meal. I followed the recipe exactly and thought this dish packed a lot of flavor into a small amount of calories. The only change I think I will make for next time is substituting fresh ginger for the ground. I hardly noticed the taste of the ginger in this, and think the fresh ginger would add another layer of flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2012
 
 
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