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Home Town: Batavia, Illinois, USA
Living In: Lompoc, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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Egg Noodles (in chicken soup)
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Arroz con pollo
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
As many varieties of chili as I can think of, soup, curries (generally Indian--if we want Thai, we go out), and I'm a sucker for recipes with unusual techniques or ingredients. I love to make cookies, especially for holidays, and my husband and I like to work together sometimes on what we dub "project food" (generally fussy recipes with lots of steps that take most of the day). I have also started making homemade bread. It's delicious, but I have got to stop burning myself!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes the best yeast rolls and cinnamon bread ever. The Swedish side of my family gave me a love of all kinds of cardamom-laced baked goods, as well as paper-thin Swedish pancakes. I also have the fondest memories of my grandmother's Thanksgiving feast, especially her broccoli cheese casserole.
My cooking triumphs
Buttermilk wheat bread, rye breads, beautiful and flavorful apple pies, calzones, and lots of dishes that are so tasty my husband is actually willing to consume vegetables.
My cooking tragedies
Homemade sourdough bread that didn't cook all the way through, an eggplant casserole with so much heat that my dining companion took one bite and ran from the table yelling "it burns!", and once, a long, long time ago, I grossly overestimated the "pinch of salt" in a batch of cookies and nobody would eat them
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos
This is a great recipe and has been in my rotation since I found it over a year ago. It's fairly easy, the results are delicious, and it can be adapted to suit the spice level you are looking for by either including more or less jalapenos and starting with a spicier or milder salsa. The leftovers reheat well, too. But perhaps the best surprise of all was how awesome this mixture tastes as a tamale filling. It makes a lot and there are just two people in my home, but the leftovers never go to waste. You can't go wrong!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 6, 2013
Blueberry Lemon Loaf
After reading the reviews, I decided to make this without the glaze. Some people say the glaze is what makes the loaf so good, but I was concerned that it would get soggy since there were only two of us eating it and it needed to last awhile. Even without the glaze, it was quite good. I did add extra lemon juice, just tasting a small amount of the batter and adding more lemon juice until I could really taste a strong lemon flavor. If you opt to make it without the glaze, consider adding a little more sugar if you want a really sweet loaf. Without the glaze, it's good but not particularly sweet.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2012
Chicken Vindaloo
This is fairly easy to make and a totally decent, tasty dish. That said, it just doesn't seem anywhere near spicy enough to qualify as a vindaloo.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2012

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