Blannie Profile - (16701006)

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Home Town: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Living In: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Indian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
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Curried Cauliflower Soup
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! Pies, cookies, desserts, and candies like fudge. I also enjoy ethnic vegetarian cooking, particularly Indian. I'm up for anything that is non-meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I spent many summers on my grandmother's farm, watching her make wonderful food for the farm hands with no running water. Her berry pies were tasty and her rice pudding in an enamel pan were unmatched. She had a large garden and we'd go out and pick/pull a lot of our own vegetables. I miss those simple days!
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake pies for my mom and dad, since my mom no longer cooks or bakes. I've made her some wonderful rhubarb, lemon meringue, and banana cream pies.
My cooking tragedies
In my 20s (I'm 59 now), I made a cheesecake for a dinner party I was having. I probably put $20 worth of ingredients into it (a LOT of $$ in those days) and it never firmed up. A soupy disaster! I also made a lentil salad that I served outside and bugs immediately flew into it when it was on the table! LOL!
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Danish Christmas Red Cabbage
I used the suggestion that Gitte1 made, to use red currant jam and vinegar instead of the white sugar and vinegar. It was good! But -- I started with a small head of cabbage and a full jar of jam, the 1/2 cup of vinegar and maybe 1/4 cup of broth. It was waaay too soupy. So I had to buy another big head of cabbage to add to the sauce. It's cooking now. Delicious taste! It really cooks down, so you'll wind up with much less than you start with. And it smells up your home. But the taste is worth it!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2013
Vegan Agave Cornbread Muffins
I used 1 Tbsp. of maple syrup and 1 Tbsp of olive oil. I also added about 3/4 cup (I didn't measure) of fresh blueberries, because I was trying to duplicate a muffin I had recently. They're great!Plenty sweet (and I like my sweets) with the 1 Tbsp of syrup. Doubling the recipe is a good idea - I wish I had done that!! But they're so quick to make, I'll make another batch tomorrow.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2013
Rhubarb Cobbler
I made this for my 93-year old mom who loves her rhubarb. I was too lazy to make a pie, so I tried this instead. And of course I had to taste it before I take it to her. :) I used half rhubarb and half strawberries and used ground flaxseeds in place of the egg. It's still warm and tastes perfect to me. Thanks for the recipe - my mom will love it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 21, 2013
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