Joanna Profile - (13270526)

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Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am almost 24 years old and have always enjoyed cooking. I always used to watch and help my Grandma cook when I was younger so I could learn. Now, I take a lot of the old traditions that I remember and make them on a healthier scale.
My favorite things to cook
I love finding great ways to use vegetables and fruit.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chili, lemon chicken, pastas, dinner rolls.
My cooking triumphs
I do not like to have a lot of things in my cabinets. So when I read a lot of recipes, there are typically ingredients in there that I do not have. In this case, I love to find great substitutions.
My cooking tragedies
My roommate and I made a really awesome blackberry wine cake once. Then I tried to make it again when she was not there. This time I had bought a cake mix that had dried egg white mixture in a separate package from the cake part. I wasnt thinking and put both of the packs in and still put in the required eggs for the recipe otherwise. This cake turned out so heavy and gross that I threw it out because it didn't seem edible and I was embarrased to bring it to the in-laws house!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Almost No Fat Banana Bread
Very good and moist. This is the only banana bread recipe I use.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2010
Whole Wheat and Nuts Muffins
Love it! I used soy milk, added fresh blueberries cuz I wanted some fruit, 1/8 cup water to make it a bit fluffier, and 1.5 c wheat flour and 1/2 c white flour. I also didn't have nutmeg, so I used cinnamon. So good! Makes a little more than 12 muffins, probably more like 14 or 15. Does taste somewhat wheaty with my variation, but I like it that way on a healthier note.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 14, 2009
Pasta with Arugula Pesto
Tasted okay, but had a very strong arugala taste which was almost overwhelming.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2009

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