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Home Town: Sparta, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm 24 years old and have just started cooking because I realized I can't eat take out every night anymore!
My favorite things to cook
Anything Mexican!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Sunday when the family lived closer together my family and I would get together for a huge dinner featuring tons of different foods.
My cooking triumphs
Amazing mango salsa and ginger honey salmon. Also a great shrimp scampi the other night!
My cooking tragedies
Opening the oven to see that a steak was on fire....
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Sangria by the Pros
Loved this Sangria, but I would make one or two suggestions. I usually use Carl Rossi wine when making sangria simply because I find the fruit balances out the bitterness of the wine and it's very inexpensive! Also a GREAT tip I came across when making sangria (white or red) is to keep it chilled place frozen grapes instead of ice cubes so that the drink will not become diluted as they melt. Cheers!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2011
Black Bean Salsa
I left out the fresh tomatoes because it seemed like a little too much with the canned-I think next time I'll only use fresh. Also added jalapenos, 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and cumin for a little extra flavoring.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2008
 
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