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Home Town: Michigan, USA
Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I live in the metro Detroit area with my boyfriend and we both work and go to school. I really enjoy cooking meals for us and trying new things. My aim is to make him enjoy all the same foods I do :P I am into music, fashion, exercise, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and learning.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything. I enjoy cooking dinners the most, and I usually cook typical American cuisine, e.g. salads, seafood, casseroles, pastas, grilling, this and that, but occasionally I try something different to keep it from becoming boring.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love the holidays!!! All holidays! I love being able to call up my grandma and ask her for her recipes when I have a craving for something of hers.
My cooking triumphs
I've found that cooking is so much easier than it seems, but it just takes practice! Once you start to actually learn and taste the differences between the flavors you add to dishes, it's all downhill from there!
My cooking tragedies
Anything I made when I began cooking, and some experimental dishes. "Salsa fish," salmon with BBQ sauce, and a rushed chicken noodle soup batch all went poorly. Also, I cannot bake.
Recipe Reviews 164 reviews
Easy Meatloaf
I didn't have enough breadcrumbs but I threw in some quick-cooking oatmeal (had about 2/3 cup breadcrumbs, added 1/3 oatmeal to finish the 1 cup that the recipe called for) and it worked! I followed other suggestions and added Worcestershire sauce, doubled the sauce and used less mustard -- I think the sauce came out great. I would use this recipe again for easy but tasty meatloaf! Better than my mom's ;)

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Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2013
Classic Rice Pilaf
Yay! Finally, my rice turned out!! I'm always going to prepare it this way. I used brown rice and it takes a bit longer than 35 minutes -- I cooked mine for 45 minutes and it was still a little hard. An hour probably would have been best. Foolproof recipe!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2013
Yogurt Chicken
A nice chicken recipe -- I used a little bit of pepper and added the parsley to the yogurt mixture. I used margarine so I'm not sure if that made a difference, but I don't think adding the pat of margarine on the top of the breasts helped to make the crumbs crispier. I also added some lemon juice to the breasts once they were on my plate, and I used nonfat greek yogurt. Good recipe, and I would make this again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2013
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