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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 90 reviews
Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
This was delicious and so fast and easy on a work night. Son loved it, too. I, uncharacteristically, did not read any of the reviews because I was pressed for time but I must admit to the following modifications (which I highly recommend). Used only 1/4 of a large sweet onion, added 2 T smooth peanut butter and 2 T water (coconut milk would be even better if you had some already opened). Do not recommend heating the cucumber and mint (personal choice), add shredded carrot and chopped cilantro on top of the lettuce before wrapping it up. Serve it with the sauce in the recipe or seasoned rice vinegar (we found we especially like it with seasoned rice vinegar). Super!

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2015
Asian Shrimp Salad
This was delicious and so fast and easy on a work night. Son loved it, too. I, uncharacteristically, did not read any of the reviews because I was pressed for time but I must admit to the following modifications (which I highly recommend). Used only 1/4 of a large sweet onion, added 2 T smooth peanut butter and 2 T water (coconut milk would be even better if you had some already opened). Do not recommend heating the cucumber and mint (personal choice), add shredded carrot and chopped cilantro on top of the lettuce before wrapping it up. Serve it with the sauce in the recipe or seasoned rice vinegar (we found we especially like it with seasoned rice vinegar). Super!

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2015
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
Superb flavor and texture. Substituted 3/4 c wheat flour and 1/2 c brown sugar. I dislike crunchy cookies: these are pefectly chewy.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2015
 
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