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Home Town: Atlasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Washington, D.C., USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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The 80s!
About this Cook
My mom is a great cook. I started cooking at aged 9, making fried eggs for breakfast.
My favorite things to cook
Dinner for family and friends, vegetarian meals and desserts for my Yoga friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pasta, baking, a multi-course meal with all the trimmings. Lots of vegetables and fruits. Christmas cookies!
My cooking triumphs
Cooked vegetarian seder dinner (with a little help from my friends) for over 300. Home made pasta sauce from fresh ripe tomatoes. Using fresh herbs. Anything (almost) by Jacque Pepin.
My cooking tragedies
Putting cinnamon in a dish that called for a different savory spice when I wasn't wearing my glasses! Trying to make low-cal mac n cheese - but it was yukky!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Jeff's Hot Dog Chili
I used garlic powder, salt and pepper, green pepper, chopped onion, and half catsup and half tomato paste plus water. yum! I never put chili powder in my hot dog chili,

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Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2013
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Very good recipe. I added a little frozen broccoli at the end after it was done boiling. I used corn starch rather than flour to make it thicker. Very nice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2013
House Fried Rice
My healthified version: I'm losing weight and my parents are diabetic, so I modify the recipe this way to make it healthier: I make it with cooked brown rice, which I always have in the freezer. I use TONS of shrimp, chicken, ham. I get raw, tail on, medium shrimp frozen at wal-mart for between 6-7 dollars a bag. I use TONS of veggies - onions, garlic, mushrooms, broccoli, celery, and zuchini. I put in water chestnuts if I have them. I use a very small amount of carrots, peas, and brown rice. I steam the carrots and peas (one carrot cubed, and about 2 THBSP. frozen peas) separately. I put in a small quantity mostly for the color. I measure out 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice per serving. I brush the non-stick pan with sesame oil, rather than pouring a whole bunch in. I cook the onions, garlic, and veggies first. If I remember I throw in chopped ginger root, too. Then I take them out of the pan. I brush on a little more oil, and I put the reduced sodium soy sauce to taste, on the other veggies and fry them. I take them out of the pan. I beat two eggs with a little soy sauce and pinch of sugar, brush the pan and cook it like a really flat omelet and then cut it into strips. I brush the pan again, add some garlic powder, and stir fry everything on high, adding reduced sodium soy sauce to taste. I can serve this to my family with a good conscience - it's healthy AND delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2011

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