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celtic_rowan


celtic_rowan
 
Home Town: Kenai, Alaska, USA
Living In: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love spending hours in the kitchen and the thrill of a new dish. I don't particularly enjoy challenging/finicky recipes. I love the tried and true, forgiving, flexible recipes that reflect the love of the cook and the season. I've recently purchased "Everyday Harumi" and I hope to incorporate Japanese dishes into my repertoire.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies and breads. I always am on the lookout for easy ethnic and traditional recipes that have a regional theme. I particularly enjoy Swedish, Icelandic, and rustic American foods. I'm dying to find easy recipes for lomper, flatbrauĂ°, skyr, and kleina!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday cookies! Thank goodness for the popularity of cookie exchanges - it gives me an excuse to bake and give them all away!
My cooking triumphs
I'm particularly proud of my recent success with a Cooking Light recipe, Milk Honey Raisin bread. Yeast breads are hit or miss with me, but I'm hoping to get better.
My cooking tragedies
My recent Irish soda bread disaster. I blame my oven - the temperature varies wildly and I was solely relying on the timer to indicate doneness. Well, the doughy center of the soda bread inspired me to purchase an oven thermometer.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Feta and Olive Meatballs
I like this recipe - I did make three major alterations: lean ground turkey meat, black olives, and sheep's milk feta. (It's what I had on hand.) They still turned out great - a little dry, but not too greasy.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2010
Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash
I loved the flavor combination of the squash and couscous, but I really felt like the raisins and veggies were drowned out by all the cumin. I felt that 1 1/2 Tbs of cumin is just too much. Next time I will also be a bit more generous with the raisins to get more sweet in the mix.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2010
Black Beans and Rice
This is a fantastic recipe! The only additions that I have made is adding 1 cup of thawed, frozen yellow corn and a can of petite diced tomatoes (drained) for additional color. It works great in taco salad, burritos, or with tortilla chips. Love it!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2010
 
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