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Home Town: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Now that we're expecting our first baby, I'm trying a couple of new recipes a week so that my child has plenty of variety in her diet. I had a tendency to eat the same sorts of things, but I can't do that to a kid.
My favorite things to cook
Indian food is fun. Makes the house smell good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving casseroles are favorites, as is my butternut pie.
My cooking triumphs
Recently, I made Indian lentil dhal. Better than in the restaurant, and a now-frequent meal in my home.
My cooking tragedies
Believe it or not, the simplest of chicken casseroles. I don't know what I did wrong, but it was horrible. Apparently, I can't manage anything with fewer than four ingredients.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Curried Hummus
I love hummus, and this is the best I think I've ever made. The curry makes it terrific, the texture is excellent, and the recipe is adaptable. I did add two tablespoons of sesame tahini. One thing that I am in the habit of doing with hummus is mixing all of the ingredients *except* the garbanzo beans. This creates a dressing of sorts, and more evenly blends the flavors. Then, slowly pour this dressing into the food processor with the garbanzo beans. It really does make a difference, and prevents the hummus from having super-spicy or bland spots.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2009
All American Apple Pie
I don't particularly like apple pie, but we had a surplus of apples in the house. So, Allrecipes it was. This pie is easy to make, and so delicous! It's not too sweet, is moist, and has an excellent balance of flavors. You can really taste the apples, instead of so much sugar and spice. I made just a couple of modifications, in that I cut the sugar by approximately half. I also doubled the cinnamon and skipped the nutmeg, which I don't like. For a moister pie, I added a splash of water to the bottom-layer crust. Any recipe that is easily modified and can still taste terrific is a winner in my house.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2008
Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage
This recipe is good because it's easily adaptable. I turned this into an entirely vegan dish by substituting Gimme Lean "sausage" and soy creamer. I also used rice penne to make it gluten-free. Even my meat-eating linebacker of a husband wanted seconds, and wants me to make this dish again. Some notes: making it vegan, I think, may have taken care of the dryness that some mention. Gimme Lean is inherently moist. In addition, you should definitely take the time to dice the squash. Mine turned out to be a lovely dish with the butternut neatly spread throughout in cubes. This dish is a winner; if you find yourself adapting recipes for your dietary needs, add this to your collection. I think adaptations improve it.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2008

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