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FlinchOnce


FlinchOnce
 
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Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Half college student, half whirlwind, all adventurous! I've been dragging my formerly-picky-eater-husband along with me on my journey to find the healthiest, tastiest, most inexpensive, entertaining-to-make-and-hard-to-screw-up food.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE from-scratch cooking and exploring meatless options, as well as finding more and better ways to substitute healthier options (such as apple sauce instead of oil).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up with an orchard out back, and four pie cherry trees. My dad, brother and I would pick the cherries, and mom would make the pies. The pies were always really sour at the beginning of the summer, because we couldn't stand to wait for them to completely ripen. To this day, we still have sour cherry pies at the beginning of summer, and sweeter ones at the end.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first pie, strawberry rhubarb, all by myself at age seven. I have also sneaked more spinach, zucchini, and apple sauce into more dishes for my twenty-something male friends than an entire Sunday market.
My cooking tragedies
I cooked my first meal as a married woman for my husband, bow tie pasta - and overcooked it to the point where I had glue in the pan (we ordered out for pizza instead). I also can't tell you how many cakes I've frosted before they've cooled.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Adobo Chicken with Ginger
Oh man, this is wonderful! I had a bunch of friends over - one of whom has a gluten allergy - and to be able to whip this up in no time without really leaving the party was awesome. Not only that, but it got rave reviews and there was NONE left over! I cubed the chicken for ease of serving, but man, there's nothing I could do to improve this.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2009
Fresh Tomato Salsa
I also added a little tomato paste to this recipe - and my picky brother was even a big fan! I am alternately thrilled and afeared that I will be spending a LOT more time in the kitchen making this from now on. :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2009
Clams Creole
I *love* this recipe. It's definitely a keeper. I ended up making this with broccoli instead of celery, and with shelled clams; and it was phenomenal. My husband suggested we try it again with whitefish (although I think that's because he doesn't want to shell the clams!).

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2009
 
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