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reikifeet


reikifeet
 
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
mom tried to teach me how to cook, but it didn't take. i wasn't going to have kids, and i was going to earn enough money with my amazing brain that i'd never have to spend any time in a kitchen if i didn't want to. ROFLMAO!!!!!!! now i have 2 kids, quit my job to homeschool, and coupon like mad.
My favorite things to cook
i like the ease of one-pot meals and i tend to stock up on sale items, so i'm always trying different things w/ basic pantry or freezer stuff.
My favorite family cooking traditions
i think the only food traditions we have are eating hot dogs around the fire pit as often as possible, and popcorn during movies. we enjoy trying penzey's different spice blends on the popcorn.
My cooking triumphs
"Mom"balaya -- endlessly varied mystery meals based on rice-n-sauce and whatever's in the freezer, elevated to an art form that my kids actually dig!
My cooking tragedies
i try to let the disasters go, but i'll always remember the elaborate, homemade, kid-assisted ice-cream cake that got put into an unplugged freezer the night before the party.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Polenta Fries
I gave 5 stars for the idea because we loved them so much!!! but i read the reviews and really changed up a bit, because i can't ever just follow directions ;) Made plain grits w/ just water, for breakfast one day, but made extra. After everyone had taken theirs, i stirred italian seasoning and lots of parmesan into the leftovers, then spread it onto a (clean) styrofoam meat tray to chill. Several days later i just cut into home-fry-sized pieces and baked at 450 on my baking stone. We had an emergency so i forgot and probably left them in 25-30 minutes, but they were great! really really crispy on the outside, tender inside! yum!

38 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2009
Creamy Yogurt Hummus
PERFECT!!! Really simple, so easy to customize. I read the reviews, used lemon only to consistency, drained yogurt overnight first. Doubled garlic and added a bit of coriander & cumin -- OMG to die for!!! This is the only hummus recipe i'll ever use! Can i give it 10 stars??

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2009
Teriyaki Onion Burgers
i had no probs that some of the other reviewers complained of -- doubled the recipe, not mushy or falling apart. added a bit of liquid smoke & worcestershire & garlic, as suggested by others. my husb will like these leftover as much as cold meatloaf!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2009
 
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