Padawan60 Profile - (16833186)

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Home Town: Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Living In: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I started weaning myself off frozen and pre-packaged dinners in my early 40s. Now, after a few years of self-education and practice, I think I'm a pretty good cook. I've made several dishes that I'd have been happy to pay for in a nice restaurant. :)
My favorite things to cook
Spicy food & comfort food -- and best of all, spicy comfort food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I wish I could make Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding like my grandfather -- that was a Christmas tradition at his house.
My cooking triumphs
Lima bean soup with leek and bacon; slow-roasted chicken; linguine with gorgonzola sauce; *spicy* shrimp.
My cooking tragedies
Fish fillets that stuck to the pan and/or lost their breading; an underdone potato gratin; the time I roasted a chicken with EVOO instead of the regular kind and filled my kitchen with smoke!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Vegetarian Bibimbap
Bibimbap is one of my favorite foods on the planet but I have never tried to make it at home before. This recipe made it both easy and delicious! I didn't bother to fry the rice -- just served the veggies over some hot, freshly-cooked basmati. A generous squeeze of Sriracha on top of my egg, and I was a very happy camper indeed. I'll definitely make this recipe again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2013
Sweet Potato Pie VII
I've never made a sweet potato pie before -- actually, I'm not even sure I've ever tasted one -- but this was hands-down one of the BEST pies I've ever made or eaten. Easy to make, too! I used freshly-cooked and mashed sweet potatoes from my farmer's market, and the pie came out out light and fluffy and not-too-sweet, and just...WOW. I may never made a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving again now that I've had this. :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2013
Linguine Pasta with Shrimp and Tomatoes
I made this recipe as written with the exception of simply cooking the shrimp in the sauce, which worked out just fine. (I also added a little red pepper flakes & Parmesan to the top when it was done for some extra kick.) The fresh tomatoes are really what makes this special -- it's an easy, affordable recipe that takes relatively little time to make, but tastes like it came from my local Italian restaurant. Brava!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2012

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