lysandramarie Profile - (13970532)

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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Washington, D.C., USA
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm mostly vegetarian but have been known to sneak a bit of seafood into my diet. I'm a lawyer in Washington, DC and I'm getting married in March 2010.
My favorite things to cook
Vegetables!!! I also like making sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Using the leftover spaghetti for scrambled eggs with noodles the next day, clothespin cookies with apricot filling from my side of the family, Easter bread from my fiance's.
My cooking triumphs
Most recently my homemade chipotle honey barbeque sauce.
My cooking tragedies
If you can overcook or burn it, I've done it. I'm slowly learning to set the heat about two notches lower than my first instinct.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Lasagna
This was really good and fairly easy. I added a lot more spices than the recipe called for - allspice, a little cinnamon, chili powder, and a bit of basil. I also just mixed some ricotta, mozzarella, and cream to make the creamy top layer. We loved it and the leftovers are great!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2009
Mashed Jalapeno-Cilantro Sweet Potatoes
My fiance and I really don't like sweet potatoes but got a bunch in our CSA box. We love spicy food so I gave this recipe a shot. The only thing I changed was that I used my food processer to mix it instead of a hand mixer. It was amazing! Very rich, complex flavor!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2009
Mom's Zucchini Bread
Wow this is great! I took another reviewer's advice and substituted some brown sugar for some of the white sugar. I also added a grated apple. It was really fluffy and good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2009
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