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Home Town: Oregon, USA
Living In: Manta, ManabĂ­, Ecuador
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Moved from sea level to almost 10,000 ft high in the Andes mountains. I have lived for a year without an oven, just cooking with a gas stove top, bread machine, and slow cooker. Once I get an oven, then the high altitude baking experiments will begin!
My favorite things to cook
I love food!!! Probably why I do a round of HCG annually to keep my weight in check. We love to cook Thai food, stir fry, New Mexican food, I make an awesome lasagna and spaghetti using nothing from a can, love to bake, but that has been on hold until we get an oven.
My cooking triumphs
Learned to alter my cooking to use what's available in this country and use only fresh ingredients, since anything canned is imported and crazy expensive.
My cooking tragedies
Used my sister's oven for my first batch of high altitude, I didn't know it was even possible to mess up cookies, but I did it!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Absolutely delicious! Don't know if I can wait for it to chill. It tastes fantastic now! Very fast and easy too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2012
One Bowl Chocolate Fudge
Super easy, no double boiler or candy thermometer required! As noted earlier, add 1/4 tsp salt. It will take this from great to amazing!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2010
Satiny Chocolate Glaze
Super easy and looked great on our coconut bundt cake. We used Agave nectar instead of corn syrup and melted everything in the microwave. We tried a first batch on the stove and ruined it. The microwave worked perfect!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2010
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