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Julia


Julia
 
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Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a doctoral student studying health behavior. I am in need of some good recipes to save me money on not eating out, but are also not too time consuming to work with my school schedule.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make spicy foods. I also enjoy tinkering with different marinades. You can't go wrong with chicken.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are Swedish and Swedish pancakes and Swedish meatballs are a specialty.
My cooking triumphs
I followed a recipe for chicken cacciatore that turned out great for a surprise romantic candle light dinner for my boyfriend.
My cooking tragedies
The time I got garlic cloves mixed up with a whole garlic.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Spicy Lime-Cilantro Marinated Flank Steak
I am giving this a 5 because the marinade is versatile. I made this for my boyfriend a few months ago and we both really liked the flavor, but agreed that it tasted similar to something we'd had before. Finally, we figured it out....a spicy pasta salad dressing. The other day I used the marinade recipe and made an amazing pasta salad. I added more jalapenos than called for and used onion powder because I didn't have any onions on hand. If you make it too spicy just add a little extra honey or brown sugar to cool it off a bit. I used rotini pasta, cubes of coldy and cheddar cheese, grilled chicken and diced olives. It was even better cold the next day where I added some turkey bacon to give it a little crunch.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2009
Smothered Filet Mignon
This recipe was amazing. I found this months ago, but was waiting for a special occassion to make it, what could be better than filets on sale at the grocery store? I only made a few slight changes. Instead of course dijon mustard I used spicy brown mustard. We love spicy brown, so everything that requires mustard we substitute spicy brown mustard. I think the recipe calls for a little too much rosemary. I liked the taste of the marinade, but didn't like all of the crushed rosemary pieces. So I through it in a blender on purree and it came out great. The pieces of rosemary were blended in the sauce and it thickened up a little. I marinated the filets for an hour, but took another reviewers suggestion and let them sit at room temperature. Instead of white sugar I used brown sugar when grilling my onions. I didn't have an indoor grill, so I broiled the steaks. Right before they were done I topped with blue cheese, then added the onions while serving. Next time I will melt the cheese over the onions to keep everything in place. I was a little worried all the marinade, onions, and blue cheese would taste together, but they came out wonderfully. My boyfriend said it was one of the best meals I have made and was a great meal to compliment the stressful day he was having. He just got lost in the yummy steaks. Great recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2008
Angel Hair with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
I am giving this a 4 because I didn't really follow the recipe's serving suggestions. I didn't really measure anything, just added things to taste. Instead of sun dried tomatoes I used a can of Hunts diced basil, garlic, oregano tomatoes. Instead of garlic cloves I used minced garlic. I used an entire container of tomatoe basil feta cheese. This came out wonderfully though. The flavor was great and it was quick and easy to make. I will definitely make this again.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2008
 
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