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Home Town: Hialeah, Florida, USA
Living In: Burien, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Seattle 2013
About this Cook
I fly the world as a flight attendant which in turn leaves me little time at home to enjoy the kitchen. When I do get into the kitchen with spare time I tend to drag out the cooking process! I have a killer recipe for meatloaf that I don't share but will one day, once I write it down.
My favorite things to cook
Meatloaf, hummus, vegetarian foods and the occasional cuban dinner. I have a great friend here in Seattle that has a wonderful garden full of everything! We made apple pie from scratch and it got me to thinking..."How far back can I go to make my food from scratch?" Next year I will try to grow my own wheat so I can mill my own flour! Tricky here in Western Washington, but I will try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Moms meatloaf! (tweaked it to make it my own)
My cooking triumphs
1997 Thanksgiving dinner in Flagler Beach! On my own (and by on my own I mean with some minor help from Mom), I prepared the entire meal from scratch for what turned out to be 11 people! And this new ketchup recipe is driving me into bliss!
My cooking tragedies
runny quiche and often times tasteless foods due to being in such a rush to pack my bags and get food ready for trips.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
I jumped into the fray with this recipe and I absolutely love it... I must say I used it as a guideline and took several liberties. I read all the reviews and took a lot of substitution advice. Fennel seed instead of fennel bulb. I added ginger. I used anise & clove extract since I had them on hand and wanted to save the money. I crock potted the entire thing, then reduced it on the stove and then used the Magic Bullet to turn it into a paste. I didn't strain the results as I kinda like the thicker consistency. All in all the flavor is amazing! It floors me how easy some of my favorite items are to make at home, IF you have the time...and I seem to drag everything out. But I enjoy the kitchen and the process. Thank You for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2013

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