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hike4diamonds


hike4diamonds
 
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Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
My philosophy is that our kids should (operative word) eat what we eat. I see those Kid Cuisine meals in the store. They may be fine on occasion or in a pinch but I know some parents cater to their kid's palates. I don't have time to cook multiple meals and want my family to eat healthy food together. And since I'm doing the work, I want to make sure it's something I like to eat, too. I think meals together are important, eating is a social activity as much as nutriative, and food and eating should be enjoyable. I will comment on my kids' acceptance of recipes whenever I rate one.
My favorite things to cook
Pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
BBQ'd marinated flank steak for birthday dinners. Pie a la mode for breakfast (it's a treat, not a regular event). Tuna casserole using jackstraw potatos.
Recipe Reviews 82 reviews
Plain and Simple Sourdough Bread
Perfect. I was skeptical at first...it seemed like too much liquid with the water and starter and it looked too soupy in the beginning. But it turner out absolutely perfect. Thank you.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2015
Indian Curried Barley Pilaf
I toned down the spices a bit to meet the palates of the whole family, including young kids: used 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and 1/8 tsp curry powder. Also chose not to add the dried fruit as the kids balk at that in cooked dishes so used what I had on hand: finely diced up some carrot and kale. This was delicious - I had to restrain myself from eating more when I was already full. Was also good left over. I served it with Maple Salmon and the pairing was outstanding.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2015
Maple Salmon
Made exactly as written. It was good but not to-die-for. Served it with Indian Curried Barley Pilaf: together an outstanding pairing.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2015
 
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