Jmbwdrmb Profile - (13139347)

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Living In: Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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Easy Tiramisu with Strawberries
About this Cook
I am a full time high school teacher raising an energetic toddler. I like to cook dinner but it has to be quick and easy because I don't have much energy left by that time of the day. I have been overweight for about half of my life and am trying to improve my diet while setting a good example for my son and keeping my (not so thrilled husband) healthy,too.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything with cumin, chili, jalapenos, chipolte, and cilantro. I like to experiment and try new dishes that are flavorfull and healthy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother came here from the Czech Republic. Their foods are "peasant" foods which means small portions of meat, lots of dumplings, and alot of high calorie sauce. That diet wasn't bad for the peasants because they ate such small portions. We however, have been able to indulge.
My cooking triumphs
I have found that I can make even complicated dishes, if the time, my husband, and my child allow it. I prefer to find the quickest way to get from A to B with the least ingredients that I hopefully already have on hand.
My cooking tragedies
Czech Paprikas. I added to much flour to the sour cream and the sauce was... well not really a sauce.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Delicious Chickpea Curry
So wonderful I made it again right away! If you like spicy follow exactl. I didn't have fresh pears so I used canned ones and I though it worked perfectly. The second time I made it I was down to one can of chickpeas so I doubled the sweet potato. My husband preferred it, I thought it was really woderful both times, I can't wait to make it again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2010
Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
This was really delicious. I couldn't find sage turkey sausage so I used sage pork sausage. I also used some fresh herbs and unseasoned stuffing (pre-dried bread) I cooked it on it's own in a casserole dish until the edges got a little crispy. I now have to make the stuffing every year.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2009
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
I love recipes that are easily personalized. I made two batches, one with dried cranberries and one with dried cherries. I used almonds in both because that's what I had. I really was surprized at how easy these were to make. They are half gona and aren't even going to last until christmas. I listened to the other reviews and went and bought light olive oil. Glad I did because these are delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2009

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