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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Asian (Thai) mom, American dad, you do the guesswork. My thought on the secret ingredients in Thai food? Sugar, lime, fish sauce & garlic. I love most ethnic foods as well as the oh-so-good-for-the-tastebuds-but-not-so-good-for-the-waistline American/Americanized foods (i.e. Pizza, steak & taters). I have a sweet tooth and am a COMPLETE carb-a-holic.
My favorite things to cook
I love vinegary/tangy stuff.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom mostly made asian food (had rice almost every day growing up) but she also learned many Italian recipes as well as some Mexican and American. Ususally for a holiday, my mom would do the cooking and I would do the baking. But there were some things I just COULD NOT bake like her (like the orange or pumpkin bread) simply because I'm intimidated by yeast.
My cooking triumphs
French Apple Pie. Oh yes, and that yummy pot roast recipe I got from here (I think it's called Pot Roast in Foil, although I made it in the Crock Pot).
My cooking tragedies
Hmm....probably that clam chowder I tried to make back in high school. Yeah, it tasted funny and wasn't very chowdery...in fact I'll spare your appetite by NOT going into details.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa
I made this recipe with one slight variation of adding a little more garlic and letting it sit (the flavors become more intense) for a few hours. I actually submitted it in a Cinco de Mayo salsa contest and, out of 20 entries, it won both Best in Flavor and Best Overall.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2014
West African Peanut Stew
Delicious! I used chunky peanut butter because I grabbed the wrong jar, but it turned out lovely even with that slight difference in texture. Since the ingredients and recipe reminded me of a cross between Thai peanut sauce and a Thai curry, I had it with steamed Jasmine rice and it was sooooooo good!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2014
Party Franks
My husband's family used to make this all the time and he turned me onto them. We use currant jelly instead of the grape jelly and kilebasa sausage instead of the cocktail wieners. Definitely don't tell people what's in it prior to them trying it - I was very skeptical before I tried it, but it is good!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2010

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