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justa_mirage


justa_mirage
 
Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me, In China Town, NYC
About this Cook
I am a mother of 4 teenage daughters. I love to cook and bake and grill. One of my daughters was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes so we have to know the carb count of everything we make, that has made us think a lot more about what we eat and the affects on our bodies.
My favorite things to cook
Favorite things to cook varies, we try not to eat the same thing all of the time because the girls get burned out and things that they use to like the end up detesting because we have it all the time. So, I can't really say that I have a favorite thing to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Favorite family cooking traditions are around holidays, my Mom always prepared the same meals for me on my birthday and holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I never really thought of anything as a triumph, I really enjoy baking from scratch, I'm not sure why anyone uses mixes.
My cooking tragedies
Recently, against my better judgement, I made smores cupcakes (or tried to), the recipe called for making the batter and then adding 1 cup boiling water (which I questioned and then stupidly followed) - which ruined the batter and made a mess of the cupcakes, I was so disappointed - needless to say I didn't find myself in the kitchen any more than I had to be that day. Enough was enough! LOL
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Best Egg Rolls
These are the best egg rolls, at least a good starter recipe. Way better than what you get at a restaurant. We make a really great dipping sauce from soy sauce, garlic, rice wine vinegar and green onions - delicious!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2010
Sunday Best Fruit Salad
This was a great fruit salad, I usually don't try new recipes on friends/families until I know for sure that we will like it - but made this for my daughter's graduation party - it was a hit! Very good, I will definately make this again in the future!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2010
 
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