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Home Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm in college and I like to find recipes that are simple and easy since I don't really trust cooking by other people my age. I come from a fairly large family and have been cooking since I was old enough to understand a recipe. I'm not really a perfectionist in the kitchen, but things usually turn out all right for me.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that requires baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tough Dumplings. Not really a tradition, but I don't know anyone else who makes these. The recipe came from my mother's aunt and now my mom makes them from memory. There is no written recipe anymore, but I will try to get it off of her and onto paper again soon.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to carry the timer around with me was a big one. I haven't burnt anything in quite a while.
My cooking tragedies
Well, there was one time that I was preheating the oven to make brownies, and I didn't get it lit right, (the stove is from the sixties and has been converted to propane although not well converted) and the door blew open along with the ball of burning gas when it finally lit the propane. It scared me to death and sent pieces of burning stuff everywhere in the kitchen.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Banana Bread IV
This banana bread recipe creates one of the best (if not the best) banana bread I've ever eaten. And that's saying something considering I used to stop and get Amish banana bread once a year and trust me it was delicious. This was even better. I did cut the recipe in half, added walnuts, and kept the middle slightly undercooked (just the way I like it) but I devoured half of the loaf within two days and I don't usually eat very much. The other half was given to some friends for a Christmas present and it disappeared within an hour. Try this, you won't be disappointed. Even the part that was completely cooked was amazing.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2011
Soft Christmas Cookies
These came out pretty good. However, for some reason they tasted like flour. It wasn't obvious, but they did and after I noticed, I had a hard time eating them. Everyone else liked them though. Of course, I fed them to a bunch of college girls who probably never get to eat cookies made from scratch anyways. They are definitely better than store bought cookies, flour taste and all.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2011
Baked Chicken Broccoli and Rice
This recipe is extremely bland. I even like bland food and this was just too much. The pepper didn't really do much for the rice and the paprika wasn't marvelous on the chicken. I've eaten a dish similar to this throughout my life that my parents made when they wanted a quick dinner and I loved it, but this is lacking. It needs more soup and rice and broccoli. The soup has a lot of flavor, but it's so bogged down by chicken and rice that it can't really show off. I'm going to try it with twice the soup, more rice and add broccoli florets next time.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2011

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