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Tami Baity

Tami Baity
Home Town: Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Harvard, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I blissfully married the love of my life on March 28, 2009. I LOVE being a wife, cooking for a very appreciative eater. My mom taught me to cook when I was a little bitty thing, and I experimented and fine tuned my skills over the past 20 years. I am a self taught baker, and make wedding and specialty cakes from my kitchen. My dream job is owning my very own cafe and bakery, working side by side with my very eager to learn husband, Jon :D
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake. Hands down my favorite thing to do in my kitchen!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's side of the family is of Greek descent, and has the best family recipes for dolmathes, spanakopita and baklava, which are 3 of my favorite things to eat in the world. Family secrets though, so I can't share them here! :(
My cooking triumphs
Anything that gets my family's and my husband's seal of approval!
My cooking tragedies
Mis-reading a recipe for a curry dish and measuring out a Tablespoon of each spice instead of a teaspoon! EEK! This included cayenne powder. You can only imagine....
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Cucumber, Mango, and Black Bean Salad
This is really delicious, light and refreshing. My first thought when reading the recipe was that it was going to need a bit more flavor. I started by adding about 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion. I omitted the water and skipped the microwave. I drained and rinsed the beans, added the chopped mango, cuke and onion and tossed to combine. In a small bowl I whisked together the lime juice, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper. I "pasted" one clove of garlic (rough chop the garlic, add some salt then press the flat of the knife on to the garlic and drag until paste) I then whisked in about 2 Tblsp olive oil. I poued this dressing onto the bean mixture and folded and stirred until evenly coated. For this dish to be at it's potential, it MUST be made the day ahead. Cover tightly and store in the fridge. This will allow the flavors work their magic and penetrate the beans. Otherwise this recipe would come out too bland.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2012
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Icing
This was my first time baking anything gluten free. I made cupcakes with this recipe and they came out absolutely delicious! I did note that many many reviewers said that the recipe should read 1&1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum, not Tablespoons, so I adjusted accordingly. These cupcakes came out moist and fluffy and very very flavorful. Unless you tell someone they are, no one will know they are GF. I did not use the icing included with this recipe, but all the same, this recipe is a keeper I am bringing my cupcakes to a going away party tomorrow where the guest of honor is GF. She is going to love them! Thanks!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2012
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
These are just plain yummy. I have made them several times and they never last very long. I followed the recipe exactly. I always make sure to unwrap the candies while the cookies are baking. Once the cookies come out of the oven, you have to move pretty quickly to gets the candy in the cookie before the cookies sets and starts to cool. Once they are cooled down, I pop them in the fridge for about 10 mins to make sure the candy is firm before removing from the pan. I have also used foil mini cupcake liners set loose on a cookie sheet when I want to make a double batch but don't have enough mini muffin pans. Beware! These are addictive! Mmmm!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2011
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