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Living In: Keizer, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I love to cook, in fact after I get my associates in business, I plan on opening my own home-style diner. I'm only almost 19, but have been cooking my entire life. Other than cooking, I do tri-chem which is painting on fabrics, go to school, and work as a file clerk. I used to be a technical theatre kid in high school so without being an actor, most of the drama student or theatre kid generalizations probably apply to me.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer to cook comfort food and homestyle stuff. I have tried my hand at baking and it is not my specialty though I still dive in once in a while. I am adequate, but not as good as I am with things that don't involve following a recipe ver batum. Two of my favorite things are scalloped potatoes and creamed spinach, though I could never make a complete list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family comes with one main cooking tradition - fresh amazing bread that rises all day and leaves the whole house smelling yeasty and yummy. The downside is that the bread has never come with a recipe. It's done by hand, by feel, and by practice. Obviously - I can't do it yet. (But once I can I'm going to try to convert it to recipe and put on this!) It goes best with my mothers other tradition - Mom's famus fried chicken that brings kids and grandkids home from hours away. She has an old style Miricle Maid skillet thing and it's the only thing that she makes it in, and when it dies we'll all be very sad.
My cooking triumphs
I think my biggest triumph is that of any other cooks - improvising sucessfully when you don't have half the ingredients but really want that dish.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie
Surprisingly good. The taste threw me for a bit, but once I try it again I'm sure it'll become a new favorite.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2008
One Bowl Brownies
My new go-to brownie recipe! Big hit with the entire family and easy to make. One hint though - never substitute chocolate syrup for the chocolate necessary in the recipe. I did once and it did not turn out so well (it was the ONLY chocolate we had in the house).

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2008
Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce
I made this a while ago - before I knew what capers were - and substituted canned peas for them. You may be surprised, but it still turned out wonderfully. It was a good way to get veggies into the meal and worked perfect for my mother who doesn't like the taste of capers anyway. I have tried it again with the capers, and while I will make the recipe again and again and again, I will probably change out the capers often.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2008

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