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Suzanne D

Suzanne D
Home Town: Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm originally from Connecticut, but moved to the Netherlands about 4 years ago. I live with my Dutch husband right outside of Amsterdam. I love to cook and love trying new recipes however, my bigget challenges so far since I've moved here was trying to get used to how small my oven was (sadly a turkey just will not fit) and figuring out the Dutch word for the ingredients I need!
My favorite things to cook
My favorites are Mexican and Italian however, with a husband that hates cheese it's been somewhat of a challenge to cook either and just leaving the cheese out doesn't work. Since moving to Holland I have discovered Indian and Thai which are both very popular here - and the recipes do not call for cheese!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my family has a Christmas caroling party - a tradition that has been going on for more than 40 years. After the caroling part is over - we all meet back at my father's house to get warmed up. We always make 2 pots of great soup to warm everyone up, lots of snacks and of course Gluhwein!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people from scratch - well except for the Turkey - which didn't fit in the oven and had to have the butcher cook that. The best part was I was the only American so everyone else didn't know what to expect so if I messed up, no one would know the difference!
My cooking tragedies
Oh God, too many to list - but thankfully I have a great husband who will eat whatever I put in front of him and can always find at least one positive thing to say.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Beef and Spinach Curry
YUMMY! I used stew beef and took the advice from others and simmered it with vin & baking soda for two hours. I also doubled the spices and threw in a bit of hot madras curray powder because I like it spicy. Hubby LOVED it - no left overs. Will be making again and again. Thank you for this recipe!

29 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2010
Easy Iced Coffee
I'm a coffee snob and would NEVER use instant coffee, but this recipe had a lot of good reviews so I decided to try it. So glad that I did! It's better than than the iced coffee I get at starbucks! I used splenda and a little bit of vanilla - just for my personal taste - SO GOOD! Thanks!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2010
Guinness(R) Bread
Perfect! I made this for my St. Patrick's Day Party and everyone LOVED it! Easy to make and soooo YUMMY!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2010
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