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EmilyJ


EmilyJ
 
Home Town: A Place In, New Jersey, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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C'est moi.
About this Cook
By day (er...evening, mostly...) I teach piano. By all other hours, I'm a foodie who enjoys researching different recipes. I think I have about 5 mac 'n' cheese recipes now. :P
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, soups, sauces, and some meat dishes. Basically, if I can use garden-fresh herbs and veggies or stuff I pick up at the farmer's market, I'm happy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love my aunt's extremely simple, homey recipes, like her mac 'n' cheese and delicious steamers. Also, every summer my whole family gets together for a vacations, and every night each family unit has a chance to cook for everyone! We always get great recipes that way^_^
My cooking triumphs
Pasta cacio e pepe - as good as when I had it in Rome! Butternut squash soup and creamy carrot-sweet potato soup - I took basic recipes from this site and modified it to my own, absolutely addictive bowls of deliciousness!
My cooking tragedies
I suck at using and making curry dishes, and perfectly cooked rice still eludes me. Sigh.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
Delicious! Made 24 full muffins for me - again, as others have said, that may just be the size of my muffin tins. Also doubled the streusel as other reviewers suggested. They're absolutely delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2012
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
The ONLY change I made was to add about a 1/4 tsp of salt because that's just how I like my cookies, but I LOVE the raspberry jam and almond extract! Oh, I also left off the glaze - not a fan of glazes. Great base recipe with a lovely interpretation!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2011
Summer Herb Pesto
I came across this recipe and happened to have ALL of the ingredients in my pantry and garden - including the herbs - so I tried making this today. OH MY LORD is it delicious! Now, I didn't measure everything out exactly (kinda eyeballed the oil and herbs), but it turned out beautifully. When I first tasted it, I was a little put off by the strength of the garlic (raw garlic always has a little bite), but once I put it over pasta, it was absolutely delicious. The only thing I might try differently next time (as this recipe is excellent on its own) is lightly roasting the garlic first to take away that bite.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2011
 
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