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Koolaid Girl

Koolaid Girl
Home Town: Washington, D.C., USA
Living In: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am trying to enjoy cooking on a budget while living in Northern Virginia. Excited to be living in the States again because of access to all my wished for ingredients, but cringing at the prices! I have always been a complete foodie and can honestly say I think about food at least 70% of the day :) I discovered cooking and baking relatively late in life---having a mother that cooks like a pro can make you lazy (and intimidated!). Now that I have discovered my love for cooking, reading and researching recipes (and of course testing them out) has become my passion.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and to make anything sweet. I also prefer to cook new recipes. My husband always complains that we never have the same thing twice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is an amazing cook--very natural. She makes wonderful rich (aka bad for you) food. Growing up she was always testing out new dishes and making us at least try everything. I have carried over her tradition of searching out new and interesting recipes--and unfortunately, her tendency towards cooking decadent foods.
My cooking triumphs
I make 6-8 different kinds of Christmas cookies each year and host a "Cookies and Cocoa" party to share my treats and enjoy the season. It is a big hit every year!
My cooking tragedies
I can not seem to make a decent pie crust to save my life and my roasts always taste lacking. Hmmmm....
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Toddler Muffins
Followed the recipe exactly except for using different baby food puree. I doubled the recipe and used a jar of cinnamon sweet potato puree and a jar of squash. They are wonderful. My 5 year old and 2 year old loved them. So did my husband and I.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2012
Crispy Fried Chicken
Good. Was very crispy and the breading stayed on well. I found the cooking time to be off. I didn't need the 30 minutes covered cooking time. I also didn't season the flour heavily enough. Will use this again.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2011
Bev's Mac and Cheese
This was really easy and tasty too. Its always a pain to find good quick side dishes and this fits the bill. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated. A weeknight keeper.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2008
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