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Home Town: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Cooking relaxes me. It also lets my creative juices flow. I love trying out new recipes. When my son was little he would tell people it may look strange but taste great. Or it may look great and taste awful, so ya just gotta try it. And now I have passed the love of cooking onto my son. I love making ethnic food. And I am a cookbook-a-holic!
My favorite things to cook
Chinese potstickers, Mu Shu veggies, Italian chicken, Greek Pasta, cheesecake, spinach pie, chicken piccatta, talapia tacos, Caesar Salad dressing, Jalfrezi, Low Country Boil
My cooking triumphs
I took 6 months of Chinese cooking classes in San Francisco. My family and friends say my Chinese food is better than any restaurant. My Chinese potstickers are my signature dish.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at cooking was to make my mom's meatloaf. But hey, I didn't know meatloaf had eggs and bread in it!!! It came out as one big giant tasteless hamburger!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Muffuletta Sandwich
Outstanding sandwich! Took the advice of Culinary Ninja and added the basil, oregano, and Parmesan into the olive mix and let marinate---all the difference in the world!! Brought it from average to outstanding. I did use a jar olive tapenade for speed and ciabatta bread (all I had), and this sandwich is very filling. Definitely a keeper. Will try adding chopped giardiniera into the mix next time and see how it is.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2014
Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider
Followed the recipe exactly and it was the hit of the party. I did take out the lemon slices after simmering and transported cider in a crockpot (on low an hour before serving), and just before serving, added lemon slices for colour. Very easy to make and definitely good to drink!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2010
Refried Beans Without the Refry
Wow, these were fabulous! I didn't have dried beans, so I used a can of pintos. Added adjusted portions of remaining ingredients, plus a healthy pinch of hot chili pepper. Simmered on stove till all was soft. Then I put it into the processor and had the best refried beans! Thanks for the recipes. It's a keeper!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 24, 2010
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