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Living In: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
A true "foodie" at heart, I love going out to amazing restaurants and cooking for my family and friends at home. My husband is highly irritated by my Williams-Sonoma addiction and complains that I hoard dishes and serving platters... me might be right :)
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes, my husband always says I never make the same thing twice. I especially love making Mexican dishes.... After living in Arizona for four years, we really miss the authentic Mexican, so I'm on a mission to create my own. Rick Bayless as my guide!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Scandanavian breads and cookies
My cooking triumphs
My "famous" little chocolate cakes, my friends love them and fight each other for them. Recently my boss told me, "You make food like that and you can have anything you want!"
My cooking tragedies
When I caught bread on fire as a kid... thank goodness I've improved since then!
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
I love colcannon, so when I received leeks and cabbage in my CSA box I thought I'd give it a try. I thought this recipe needed a little something to get my husband to eat it, so I also added cooked bacon. I substituted mace with nutmeg. It tasted great and I froze it in two portions for a freezer-meal side. Reheated great in the oven.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2011
Chiles Rellenos Pie
I received a bunch of poblanos in my CSA box so I thought I'd give this a try. I substituted leftover shredded rotisserie chicken and panela cheese, which I like much better. I would also recommend topping with a red chile sauce instead of salsa, which is much better and more authentic. I love Chiles Rellenos, but I don't fry anything at home, this recipe is the perfect solution, very good!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2011
Creamy Dill Cucumber Toasties
I decided to give this a try because it had such high reviews. I wasn't impressed with this at all. It didn't have much flavor and it had a wierd texture. I used Good Seasonings Italian dressing mix and something in it gave the cream cheese a gooey texture. I also tried making it with pumpernikel cocktail bread. There are much better simple appetizer recipes out there.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2011
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