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Home Town: Columbus, Indiana, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I've been married for a little over a year and I have LOVED being able to cook for two people. I get really excited when I find a new recipe that tastes great, and I almost never (except for a few favorites to which I am always adding new things) fix the same thing twice.
My favorite things to cook
I like doing things on the stove, such as stir frying for making pasta dishes. I also love baking, but don't do it as much since its only the two of us.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was more of a meat-and-potatoes kind of cook. Not much more seasoning than salt, pepper, and lots of butter. :) I love learning new things, but I'll never turn down a home-cooked meal at home.
My cooking triumphs
I'm learning to eyeball seasonings, and a few weeks ago I made a dessert that was the hit of our church potluck. :)
My cooking tragedies
Planning the week's recipes ahead of time and making the grocery list accordingly. Always have a simple back up. :)
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Pumpkin Muffins II
I just made these, and they're delicious! They are very dense. I used 2 cups AP flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour, so I ended up having to add little bit of milk at the end to thin the batter out. The flavor and texture was wonderful. Perfect for a fall morning. :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2011
Tiramisu II
I don't know if its that I don't like tiramisu enough, or if I did something wrong with the recipe, but I was a bit disappointed with how this turned out. It was a lot of work and the flavor of it wasn't all that great, even after letting it sit in the fridge for 24 hours. It wasn't sweet enough for me, so if I do make this again, I'll definitely add more sugar. It did make for a beautiful presentation though! Thanks for posting the recipe!

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2010
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III
I made these cookies for a cook out yesterday and everyone LOVED them. People couldn't stop talking about them. I love the cake-like consistency. It adds a richness to them. Thanks so much for the recipe! It will be a regular. :)

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2010

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