LIZZY217 Profile - (18135394)

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Living In: Redmond, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I've loved to cook ever since I was a child and I helped my parents in the kitchen. My mother taught me everything I know about how to (not) burn everything, and my father taught me all about how to stretch out meals to feed the family.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Italian food. My favorite would have to be pizza - it's just so much better when it's made from scratch with your own crust and your own special touch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making fudge together, passing the big pot around for everyone to help stir. There are a lot of much faster and easier recipes out there now that don't require so much hard work, but that always just sticks out in my mind.
My cooking triumphs
My first time cooking any kind of curry dish at all and I jumped right in with Indian Butter Chicken *and* Naan. Even without knowing much about the cuisine, it came out extremely well.
My cooking tragedies
There was the time I thought I should protect the top of some burgers I was broiling with some parchment paper ;). I was actually able to salvage them, though! I'll never make that mistake again - tin foil all the way!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
I followed the recipe exactly but ended up with extremely flat, *very* buttery cookies. They were similar to Irish lace cookies in texture and flavor (minus the oats and with jam on top). I think next time I'll halve the butter and see if it holds up better to baking. The flavor is pretty good, though a little too buttery.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2012
Zucchini Souffle with Monterey Jack Cheese
I used fresh garlic because I didn't have powdered. I also added jalapenos because I wanted a kick. This is incredibly delicious! It's the best use I've found for that late-season zucchini.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2011
Beef Pho
This had great flavor, I will definitely make it again. I made a few changes to the recipe. Per other reviews, I used lemongrass instead of daikon radish. I also used beef soup bones instead of beef knuckle, as I was unable to find any. I wanted to leave it in the crock pot all day, so I started the soup bones the night before on low, then added the oxtail and flavor ingredients in the morning. I cranked it up to high to get it up to the recommended crock pot temperature, then let it simmer on low all day. Finally, to remove most of the fat, I ladled the end product into a ziplock gallon bag and let the fat float to the surface, then cut away a small piece of the corner to drain out the broth. I pinched off the stream before the fat came through for a nice, lean broth (do this step in batches).

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2011
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