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Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am now forced to cook for my own self now due to diet and the fact that I'm an adult and should learn how to make a decent meal. Turns out the only people in my family that can actually cook are my father and I. I started off with baking, and I am quite good at it though pies are my worst enemy. I'm starting to slowly move on to stir frying though I'm still a bit wary of cooking, but that confidence comes with practice!
My favorite things to cook
Mostly baked goods that are sweet, appetizers, and fried rice(mom is Asian)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Green bean casserole
My cooking triumphs
Green bean casserole, cupcakes, cakes, fried rice, chili(both meat and vegetarian), pigs in a blanket, jalapeno poppers, potato soup, peppermint bark
My cooking tragedies
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Spinach Dip
The onion is super strong, so I would suggest half an onion, cooking the onion, or using green onion instead. The flavor is best if sitting in the fridge for a few hours, but still good for the time in the directions. It's my go-to quick spinach dip. If you want a little more flavor, add some cheese to the hot spinach before adding the rest of the ingredients.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2013
Mushroom and Ricotta Bruschetta
It was a bit too much egg for my taste. Had to add a lot more seasoning to the mushrooms just to take the edge off of the ricotta mixture. You might want to toast the bread a little before adding the ricotta mixture because the bread tends to get a little soggy. Interesting mix of flavors though.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2013
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Turned out more cakey than I expected. I omitted the cloves since I forgot to buy those, but the pumpkin flavor was still nice. Added a bit more cinnamon because I love cinnamon, and if you feel like it you can sprinkle some on top of the icing if you love it as much as I do. I had a lot of frosted icing left over though, so I might decrease the measurements, but at least I had something to snack on while the icing hardened! Best eaten when warm though since the texture is odd when cold and not very appetizing.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2013

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