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Home Town: Urbana, Illinois, USA
Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a 20-something New Yorker who loves trying a new recipe every time I cook, which is usually a couple times a week. Even though New York is filled with great restaurants and I do eat out a lot, I really enjoy cooking as a relaxing activity and learning experience.
My favorite things to cook
Organic produce, free range eggs and meats. I believe that organic and local farm raised foods have better flavor and fresher consistency. I love simple one-pot recipes for week nights and then trying more elaborate time consuming recipes on weekends. Some of my favorite things to make: moroccan tangines, creamy chowders, thai curries, risottos, lamb dishes, chili, cookies, brownies.
My cooking tragedies
All those dishes that I burned because I wasn't paying attention. I promise that I will never again try to cook and play videogames at the same time. I'm also an incredibly accident-prone cook. You name the body part, I've sliced/burned/grated/seared it. But I'm proud to say my accidents have never directly harmed the food and that physical pain will never keep me out of the kitchen!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes
Yum, great pancakes! I have a couple issues with the details of the recipe, though: 1) Why the hour wait? It's unnecessary. I didn't wait for an hour and the pancakes were fine. 2) Yields 12 pancakes???? No way, unless you like your pancakes teeny tiny. I made about 5 regular pancakes with this (around 5 inches across). It was just enough for 2 adults.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2011
Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
This recipe is more soupy and bland than I had expected. It's not real stir-fry, but it's a good start for people who like to tone down their Chinese food. I'm actually Chinese, and this tastes nothing like the stir-fry my Mom used to make or anything that is served in good Chinese restaurants. Not that the recipe isn't good, just not what I expected for stir-fry. Very easy to make though.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2006
Good solid recipe for paella, relatively easy to make. I took the previous poster's advice and made the rice seperately, and then added about half the chicken broth so it wouldn't be too soupy since the rice is pre-cooked. The result is yummy, but didn't bring out any extraodinary flavors.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2006

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