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Home Town: Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Henrico, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm 24 years old and have been living by myself in Virginia the past 2 years. I'm a diehard Steelers fan....well Pittsburgh sports in general. I used to live off of the things like chef boyardee, frozen meals, ramen noodles, and campbells soup. One day I decided I wanted to try cooking. Talk about addicting......I cook almost every night of the week. I've made many bad dishes, but you learn along the way. That's why I'm on here.....and when I'm bored at work, this is a great site to explore :)
My favorite things to cook
I don't do desserts....I love trying new chili/soup recipes. I like making my own pizza from scratch...easy but fun. I'm not specifically into any particular thing to cook.....but I will say I love challenging recipes that take time and effort.
My cooking triumphs
So easy to make but.....Beef Bulgogi from this site with adjustments. Unbelievably good. I once made extremely good Hungarian Goulash....if only I remembered what I did that made it so good... :-/
My cooking tragedies
Total disaster.....I tried making gnocchi from scratch once. This was in my early stages as a beginner. I tried making vodka sauce once....it tasted like somebody just threw up in the pot. I tried making Crab Bisque once and it was awful. I'll just blame it on the recipe so I feel better about myself. This list could go on forever but I'll stop now
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Hungarian Goulash III
This is so so good.....one of my all-time favorite recipes on this website. I've made this recipe with stew meat and also tried it with flat iron steak. I must say I liked it a little better with the flat iron steak....either way though, you can't really go wrong. Honestly, I wouldn't want to add tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and all that. I feel like it would take away from the flavor. Out of all the hungarian goulash recipes on this site, hungarian goulash III is the best

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2011
Simple Kale Soup
It's very simple and I didn't modify the recipe besides just using regular ham. It was pretty delicious I must say. If I did it again, I might add onions for further flavor but it's good as is. Will make again

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2011
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Easily the best potato soup you'll ever make.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2011
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