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Home Town: Sacramento, California, USA
Living In: Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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  • Moussaka
  • Moussaka  
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About this Cook
Love to travel. I Generally try to eat all the good local dishes. I love to cook and try different recipes to add to my permanent family menu. I have been cooking since I was a child, following my grandmothers around their kitchens.
My favorite things to cook
Curry chicken, lasagna, sweet potato pie.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
This moussaka recipe is outstanding! I returned from my first visit to Greece, wanting to share this wonderful traditional dish with my family. I followed the recipe except followed a few reviewers' instructions. 1. I used a lasagna pan, 2. I added 3egg yolks and 3 stiff egg whites to bechamel sauce, 4. I only had one eggplant so for the top layer, I used 2 potatoes, 4. Instead of frying the eggplants and potatoes, I cooked them on the griddle with a little olive oil, 4. I added 1/2 c of feta to the top layer of parmisan cheese. Next time, I would double the meat to use the lasagna dish... I felt the meat layer was too thin. This was absolute heaven and reflective of my terrific visit to Greece!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2014
Shoyu Chicken
This chicken was excellent. My husband had not made it home by dinnertime and my 7 year old decided that Dad had forfeited dinner by being late. Therefore he reasoned he could eat Dad's serving of chicken and rice. I almost agreed and split it with him but calmer heads prevailed (Dad walked in during the discussion). I will try to see what I can do to reduce the amount of brown sugar...but this was very tasty. I grated the first part of the fresh ginger. The second part of the ginger, I sliced. The sliced ginger pieces turned out nicely and were a treat to eat in the sauce. Next time, I will finely slice all the ginger (similar to garlic slices).

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Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2014
Ultimate Chocolate Dessert
Mmmm. This is FANTASTIC. It's terribly rich and melts on the tongue. I used the Starbucks VIA instant coffee for this. Try garnishing with a sprig of mint and/or a slice of strawberry. Use small ramekins or soy sauce bowl sets.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2014
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