jewdicat Profile - (12850829)

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Living In: Prairie Village, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a commercial contract interior designer who loves to fill spare time with making things by hand--whether it's cooking, baking, knitting, sewing, or making jewelry, I have a passion for all things handmade.
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely love cooking Indian dishes--the warmth and fragrance of the spices always makes my mouth water.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and Oma were always cooking German food when we were growing up. My sisters and I looked forward to holidays, when we'd bake and bake and bake and mom still makes many of the cookies we made as children and it's nice to have a piece of our childhood memories on the dessert table at each family meal.
My cooking triumphs
Baking bread from scratch was one of the most rewarding things to come out of my kitchen. There's something about warm bread and fresh butter that makes me want to eat an entire loaf by myself.
My cooking tragedies
I've overcooked meat quite a bit. I have a fear of undercooked or raw meat, possibly stemming from being a vegetarian for seven years. I love bbq (burnt ends!) but I've learned that charring meat doesn't work for every recipe.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Buttermilk Pancakes I
This recipe is easy to make & than pancakes are always fluffy. I never have buttermilk on hand so I use regular milk with some vinegar added in. Works great!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2014
Mellow Chocolate Chip Cookies
Such an easy recipe with tasty results! I added a touch more vanilla and baking powder than it called for and the results were perfectly fluffy and moist cookies. I'll be making these again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2011

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