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MegsyEv


MegsyEv
 
Home Town: Muncy, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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This is me!
About this Cook
I've been cooking consistently for 3-4 years now. Before that, microwave meals were my specialty. I've started to get into cooking soups. I find that they are a great meal for busy nights - cook a big batch on Sunday and you have something to fall back to during busy week nights! I just recently moved to North Carolina so I'm enjoying the southern cuisine. I haven't ventured into cooking any of it myself yet!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are pastas. I love to try different combinations of sauteed veggies and spices combined with a red sauce, pesto, or different cheeses. Easy and tasty. I also love to try anything new and try to cook light with lots of flavor.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day with mashed potatoes. Must be eaten for good luck the rest of the year! Also, my grandmother makes the best macaroni and cheese for any family get together. It is simple, but it is SO good. I recently asked her the recipe, and of course she's never written it down so she promised she would send it over email. I haven't seen it yet!
My cooking triumphs
All my cooking is a triumph! I really haven't tried anything too difficult yet. I'm just proud when I follow a recipe and it turns out tasting good.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a pumpkin soup. I collected all the ingredients throughout the grocery store and the last ingredient I couldn't quite find was canned pumpkin. Slightly important. I finally ask an employee and the only thing they could come up with was pumpkin pie filling. I had already spent quite a bit of time collecting all the other ingredients so I said, what the heck. Well, pumpkin pie filling combined with the fact that I had no blender made for a sweet pumpkin soup with onion and celery chunks. Yikes.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Spicy Vegan Potato Curry
I used frozen peas, frozen cauliflower, and nearly doubled the potatoes. Great recipe and it definitely is spicy!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2009
Dave's Ultimate Guacamole
An quick and easy way to make guacamole if you don't have all the standards on hand. I just used a fork to mash like others. I also added some cumin, black pepper, and lemon juice for some added flavor. Thanks for the quick recipe! (it definitely does not take 25 minutes!)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2007
Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
Delicious! I think the flavor is fantastic and just subtle enough to go with any main course. This is not an overwhelming honey dijon flavor! Just an added taste to enhance the goodness of roasted potatoes. I took the advice of other reviewers and added some cayenne pepper for an added kick. I quartered the potatoes as stated, however I would recommend at least cutting the potatoes into eighths. Quarters took way longer than 35 minutes to cook through (about 50 minutes).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2006
 
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