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Rachel Boller


Rachel Boller
 
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Living In: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am an artsy soul. I love going on different creative adventures, be it trying out a new recipe, experimenting with frosting, making jewelry, sculpting, or really anything new.
My favorite things to cook
I love making chili. It's so rudimentary in some ways, but it's comfort food. I love cooking to make others feel good, and I think foods like chilis and stews are full of love and good for the soul!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Sephardic. We grew up with a lot of different Sephardic/Mediterranean-style dishes like bourekas and boyikos and spanikopita, all hand made, even the phyllo dough!
My cooking triumphs
I have mastered the art of cake baking, I can proudly say. I love trying new adventures in cake making, including frostings and fillings and so far, I've yet to have a mishap!
My cooking tragedies
Doughnuts. Every time I have attempted to make doughnuts, I end up with burnt little bricks of flour. Sigh.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Indian Saag
Wonderful recipe! I love saag and this recipe is great with a little bit of greek yogurt mixed in, if you're in a hurry, or some home made paneer! When in a hurry, I just use frozen mustard greens and frozen spinach and it's done and ready to eat in about 10 minutes!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2011
Candied Yams
This dish is absolutely delicious! The yams just melt in your mouth! I took the advice of other reviewers and added cinnamon along with the brown sugar and also used freshed yams. I let it sit in my fridge for about 5 hours so the flavors could blend before adding marshmallows and sticking it in the oven. I also made sure to spray my aluminum foil with cooking spray so it wouldn't stick to the foil. After the initial 25 minutes of cooking, I took off the foil and added more marshmallows and let it cook uncovered for another 10 minutes. The marshmallows got nice and browned and crispy, tasting like the toasted marshmallows you get over a camp fire. The combination of the marshmallows with the yams was so amazing. The whole thing just melts in your mouth!!!

49 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2010
Eggplant Parmesan II
This recipe is outstanding! Such wonderful comfort food! I took the advice of others and sweat my eggplant before breading it, however, I didn't rinse off the salt, only patted the eggplant dry on a paper towel. I also didn't peel my eggplant, since I like the skin, and added sauteed mushrooms between the layers of eggplant, sauce and cheese. Everything else I followed exactly and it came out superb! This recipe is definitely going to become a family favorite!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2010
 
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