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Rachel


Rachel
 
Home Town: Kendall Park, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Franklin Park, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
Just relocated from Israel back to my hometown. We're newlyweds just setting up our little condo. I have been using AR for years to make dinner on a budget and create the American dishes I missed while abroad.
My favorite things to cook
Cupcakes, steak, soups, Italian food; also anything to satisfy my sweet cravings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Whenever there is a big holiday like Passover or Thanksgiving, my father always cooks a big gourmet meal. I learned to cook from my father who is the "chef" in the family. Now that I'm in my own kitchen, I try to pay attention to presentation as well as taste :)
My cooking triumphs
My first lemon meringue pie came out very well - my husband devoured it and he doesn't like sweets!
My cooking tragedies
There have been many, but one that really sticks out is when I tried to make pumpkin pie using the crust instructions but missed the part that said to bake it, and it came out like goop. I had made it for American friends of ours, and I was mortified!
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Crustless Spinach Quiche
A phenomenal quiche! Simple to put together, easy to alter (I added tomatoes to the egg mixture for some color) and absolutely delectable! I made these in a cupcake tin for bite size quiches for a brunch, with no problems. Made 21 individual ones in a 12-muffin tin.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2010
Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice
Delicious and took barely any time to prep! 30 min on the stovetop (put on a timer) and we had a delicious satiating meal. I didn't have any 5-spice powder, and I doubt they sell it here in Israel. I was out of red pepper flakes, so I threw in two shakes of cayenne pepper. No need for thickening the sauce afterwards, it reduced to the perfect amount. A1so, I only realized after prepping the sauce that I was short two chicken breasts (which was fine since it's the two of us), and the sauce amt was just right anyway, so I recommend doubling the sauce. Add a veggie as a side, and this meal is a keeper!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 6, 2010
Viva Madrid Spanish Chicken
This would be 5 stars all the way if you halve the amount of chili. I didn't, and therefore it has a star deducted. We could tell that underneath the overwhelming spiceness, there was a delicious recipe. The dates truly add to the dish! Don't skimp out on them. It really made this a special dish, and one we will make again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2010
 
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