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Home Town: Hampton, Virginia, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books, Music
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Ginger snaps!
About this Cook
I'm a full time graduate student that loves to cook, but no longer has the time to do it often.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking desserts for other people and cooking meals for friends. I love cooking indian food like naan, Chicken Korma, samosas and kulfi. I am an expert at sinful desserts, thanks in large part to the wonderful recipes here. My favorite is death by chocolate and my version I've dubbed Chocozuma's Revenge :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom doesn't cook often but my grandmother was a cooking wiz. I loved her panfried corn which no one can duplicate. I regret not learning more from her before she passed. I have managed to replicate her bannana cake.
My cooking triumphs
I'm most proud of turning mistakes into great recipes. My favorite mishaps turned triumphs are Chocozuma's Revenge from a too moist chocolate cake (I'm still working on the name) and my Death by Truffle, truffles turned into death by chocolate.
My cooking tragedies
It took me a while to get the whole cake thing down, largely because I try and multi-task while cooking. I once put baking soda in a recipe that called for baking powder and ended up with a baking soda flavored cake (yuk). I hated it, but my friends actually loved it. I guess they were hungry, or they just really love me.
Recipe Reviews 53 reviews
Baked Oatmeal II
This was delicious. I made one version with nutella instead of cranberries and another with nectarines. This one is a keeper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2012
Lentil Soup
This soup was absolutely delicious. I have to admit that I made a few slight changes. I threw in some chopped red bell pepper that I had on hand and a chopped chorizo link. I also used 6 cups of chicken broth in place of some of the water. I did not have celery on hand, so I used celery seeds. I also threw in two small potatoes that I had peeled and cubed. I did not add spinach as I had none on hand. I ate the soup over some cornbread--the golden sweet cornbread recipe from this site--with a dollop of sour cream. This was sooo tasty and filling. I will be making this often this fall and winter.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2010
Pat's Dumplings
This was a great recipe. I used more water, about 3/4 of a cup in all and used butter and olive oil. I also added seasonings like others suggested: onion powder, garlic power, pepper and oregano. They were delicious, but ended up tasting a bit like olive oil. That was ok, just be mindful of that if you are going to substitute olive oil for part or all of the shortening.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2010

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