Shana Profile - (13492383)

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Living In: Arlington, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm learning to laugh at myself on a daily basis. I'm a librarian (cataloger) and I love it. I have been known to cause a ruckus when necessary and make no apologies for it. I like to cook. I'm a fan of rugby (go Australian Wallabies!) and ice hockey (go Detroit Red Wings!). I own (and love) a very mouthy cat with a punk attitude.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Stews. Breads. Vegetables. Anything that sounds tasty.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pie. :) Thanksgiving dinner (especially the cranberry-orange relish). Pumpkin rolls. Trying new recipes (yes, this is a family cooking tradition).
My cooking triumphs
Learning my great-grandmother's perfect pie crust method. Not quite mastered it yet, but I think she'd be proud.
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Ham, Potato and Cabbage Soup
Just OK. Added a can of chopped tomatoes and some extra veggies (celery and carrots, and extra garlic, red potatoes, and cabbage). Used leftover brown sugar braised ham. I added a bay leaf as suggested, and used fresh parsley. I did omit the caraway seeds as I'm not a fan. Flavor needed more oomph. Not sure what it needs to up the flavor but it needs something.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2013
Hot Toddy
Pretty classic, although the cinnamon and nutmeg not so much. Honey, stud the lemon slice with the whole cloves (keeps them contained in the lemon so they're not floating where you might drink one), whiskey (bourbon is tasty), and hot water.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2012
Citrus Wild Blueberry Sauce
Super easy. Used fresh blueberries, and added some candied ginger. Omitted cinnamon. Delicious over buttermilk pound cake!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2012

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