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Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern
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My favorite things to cook
soups, stews, and chili
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Was it me or did these cookies taste like baking powder? a chemical taste that you just don't want in your cookies. and sticky to roll? Yes! On the plus side -- nice texture and requires few ingredients, all of which you probably have on hand (why I chose them) but you better ice these! I even added chocolate chips after the first batch baked and they still had an off taste. I bake a lot and have tried a multitude of cookie recipes over the years so I suggest sticking to a different recipe, like a shortbread that can much more easily be rolled and cut will will probably taste better (sorry, just my opinion ... these were ravely reviewed by many other users). ** a roll and cut cookie dough tip: always, always refrigerate dough overnight then re-chill on trays after cutting and prior to baking. Happy Baking!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2009
Quick Fried Rice
I had leftover peas and carrots and needed a quick recipe using on-hand ingredients. This was easy and inexpensive. I agreed with many other reviewers that it was lacking in flavor but I also didn't add much soy sauce while cooking. Because I anticipated "blandness" I cooked the rice in chicken broth instead of water so this probably helped. I was tempted to give it a 5 because my often picky toddler LOVED it!! A quiet, struggle-free meal is worth every effort in the kitchen. Thank you!! We'll keep this in the rotation for sure!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2008
Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili
We loved this!! This is my new favorite chili. The only alterations I made were leaving out the chilis and using leftover pureed butternut squash instead of cubed squash (much easier this way, too). This gave the chili a nice thick and smooth consistency. This was my first time using hominy; I really liked it. We'll definitely be making this again very soon.

23 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2008

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