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Home Town: Portland, Oregon, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Painting/Drawing
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onion sprouts
Awesome Gingersnaps!
About this Cook
I grew up in the House of Bland Food, and when I started cooking for myself in earnest, it was all about flavor and spice.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts (any kind will do!), Soups, stir fry, anything that makes a lot and will last a few days. I eat leftovers a lot. Hence the name :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
We made spritz for Christmas. That was about all I looked forward to! Every few years my grandma would make a beef casserole that was really great. I have yet to pry the recipe off her.
My cooking triumphs
Impressing my husband's entire family with my desserts. No one in his family is a scratch baker! Also, getting the soup thing down pat, to the point of not needing a recipe. I like that.
My cooking tragedies
Chinese food. I can't read Chinese, so when the recipe called for certain things I had to guess what the labels on the jars said. I think I guessed wrong. I did learn a lot about how to cook tofu and cook in a wok during that experiment, though, so it wasn't all bad!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Split Pea Soup
This was my first time making pea soup! I rated it four out of five stars because I did have to make a lot of changes to get it to our liking. Hubby and I like lots of spice, though, and we kept having to add more: about another tsp of pepper, plus cumin, coriander, bay leaf powder, smoked paprika, onion & garlic powder, and a bouillon cube. The ham bone I got was smoked, and I think that overpowered it a little - next time I'll try to find a plain ol' bone; I'd bet next time this will totally be five stars! Thanks for a great recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2012
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
In a word - perfect! The root beer really imparted a nice sweet flavor, and was better (for my tastes) than using vinegar as the acid. The meat was so tender we had a hard time even removing it from the crock pot! I used homemade BBQ sauce, and this was the best pulled pork I've ever tasted. Thanks for the great, easy recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2011
Breaded Chicken Fingers
Wow, this was great! I used two chicken breast halves, and there was enough marinade and breadcrumb mixture to double-coat. The magic frying time for us was 8 minutes at 375. I added lots of spices - double the garlic! Those two breasts ended up making enough for about five people - too bad there's only two of us. I think next time I make it, I'll add even more spices; probably about a teaspoon of black pepper and about a half teaspoon of cayenne. Great recipe, and super easy!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2011

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