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About this Cook
I'm a jazz musician by trade, but I love to cook. I grew up cooking homestyle favorites in my mother's country kitchen, but traveled as a young woman and fell in love with international flavors. As a wedding gift my new father-in-law gave us an impressive collection of herbs and spices; I guess that was the beginning of my massive spice rack.
My favorite things to cook
Anything with bold or unexpected flavors. I love to make grilled food any time of year - my husband is a master of our charcoal grill and I love making sauces and rubs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A pie crust trick that my grandmother taught my mom. The women in my family have always been proud of their pastry-making skills, and I enjoy being part of that tradition.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Caramel Sauce
I know this recipe as dulce de leche, a Mexican caramel sauce. It's for sure not the same as the caramel sauce you may have had on your ice cream sundae - different, but good.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2013
Tiramisu Layer Cake
If I could I'd give it 6 stars; this is one of the best desserts I've ever tasted! It turned our fluffy and moist with the richest coffee flavor. My guests were amazed. I used a substitute recipe for mascarpone, since my local store doesn't carry it, and I added extra coffee for more punchy flavor.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2012
Short Rib and Cauliflower Curry
This was the first short rib recipe I ever tried, and it's still one of my favorites. I add carrots and potatoes to make it a cross between curry and beef stew. I also use curry powder, whisked into the veg oil in the recipe, instead of curry paste. This is a hit with the hubby.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2012

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