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AmyIndira


AmyIndira
 
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Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I've always taken an interest in cooking, but only recently have I begun to actively make the effort to learn by cooking or baking on a regular basis. This site is a big help. I find it very rewarding and therapeutic, as well as valuable towards my future, to cook. I'm a young college student, who's just starting out cooking, so I still have a long way to go and I look forward to it. I'm someone who enjoys taking pride in the little things in life, and food is one of those really big little things that I must explore.
My favorite things to cook
I find that I like to cook traditional comfort foods, but I'm never afraid to try something new or add a creative touch. I think that's me in general, respectfully blending the old and the new. Some of the things I love to cook so far are quiches, apple crisp, pineapple stuffing, cookies and scones, anything with garden-fresh tomatoes, and I have to say, I always make a mean sandwich.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner is a huge, delicious feast at my house. On this day, I'm content to spend the whole day helping my father prepare dinner, and then share it with family. And my mother showed me that you can never be too busy to slow down and bake chocolate chip cookies when craving calls.
My cooking triumphs
I kicked off my cooking experiences this summer with a pie shell quiche. I crossed my fingers that it would turn out from a recipe contrived myself, that drew from several different sources and my own personal intuition, or what little I had. (I've never eaten a quiche in America, only in Europe.) It turned out great, and I love making quiches now. The family loved it too. That gave me the confidence to move forward. A small triumph, yes, but many more to come hopefully.
My cooking tragedies
Don't ever blindly follow a recipe that someone puts in front of you if you have your doubts about it. I learned that the hard way. You'll get the slack if they don't turn out, even if it wasn't your fault. Part of being the cook is using your own judgment, in both choosing what recipe to follow, and what personal changes you should make.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Acorn Squash with Apple
I added cranberries to this and put it in the oven. It was delicious! I'm considering making this for Thankgiving. I just can't decide whether to serve it as a dessert or a side.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2010
Bumbleberry Pie II
This is the first fruit pie I have ever made and it couldn't have turned out better! I made this with apples, rhubarb, strawberries and blackberries, and it is by far the best pie I ever tasted. I'll never buy a pie again. This recipe was so simple and so delicious, so there's no comparison when it comes to the store-bought ones.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2010
Belle and Chron's Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
This was very good! I love that this recipe uses raw spinach instead of thawed. I'm obsessed with raw spinach and I always have it on hand. Bacon was also a good call, and added a nice punch. I made a few changes to my taste though. I used 3 eggs and 1 cup half & half to reduce the risk of a runny quiche. I added mushrooms to one half of the quiche (half my family likes mushrooms and the other half doesn't). Finally I added the bacon to the top instead of mixing it in and I put it in for 50 minutes. It was delicious. :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2010
 
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