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Home Town: Indiana, USA
Living In: Aichi, Japan
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm an Indiana girl living in Japan. Loving it here, but still trying to get used to working with a Japanese kitchen and ingredients!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake breads... kneading the dough, the smell of the kitchen, all of it is wonderful. It makes home feel like home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little, cookies were always a family affair. Everyone had their job, from finding the ingredients, to stirring it all together, to licking the bowl afterwards! (my favorite!)
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumph thus far has been making the Thanksgiving turkey for a big party of international students at university. My friend Becca and I made it. We were so nervous because it was the very first Thanksgiving for the students and we wanted it to be perfect. Well, angels were with us because it came out beautiful and delicious!
My cooking tragedies
World's spiciest chili!! So, in the United States, chili powder is actually a mix of things generally that are intended to go into what an American understands to be chili (a kind of stew). In Japan, I made chili for friends one night and thought...we'll that's a strange color! And then I tried it...the Japanese chili powder turns out to be REALLY SPICY crushed red chilis... To get it back to a somewhat normal level of spice...it took 2 more trips to the grocery store for veggies and such and ended with around 3 GALLONS of chili. hmm...oops!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Yay! Zippy I love you for putting up this recipe! Starbucks doesn't have Pumpkin Spice Latte in Japan...I (and I think many, many of the foreign people here!) have been really, really wanting one with the weather getting cooler. This recipe isn't exactly like the Starbucks one, but truth be told, I like it better. I used a kilimanjaro coffee and skipped the whipped topping...the milk was frothy enough that it wasn't necessary. Sprinkled some extra sugar on top with the pumpkin pie spice and it was perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2012
Squash Casserole II
OMG. Wow. This is fantastic. If you've got good squash, you don't need the sugar, otherwise keep this recipe just as it is and you will be sooo happy. Great beginner recipe too... you can't get more simple!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2012
Bruschetta I
This a good basic bruschetta. If you're new to bruschetta, or have just started to cook, you can't really go wrong with this one. I would advise putting only one clove of garlic in at first and then adjusting as needed. One was more than enough for us, and we're garlic lovers in this house.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2011
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