sparrish Profile - (18249471)

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Living In: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm nearly 50 and didn't really get serious about cooking until we started a bed and breakfast for scrapbookers about 5 years ago. We sold the B&B, but I am now a cooking maniac!
My favorite things to cook
I love spicy dishes - mainly Mexican and Mediterranean (curries and the like). I also like to bake, mainly sweet breads, muffins and cakes. Best of all - a good thick soup on a cold Sunday afternoon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I wish we had mother died when I was 10, and my grandmother died when I was 13, so we do not have any traditions that have been handed down - my sister and I are creating them now!
My cooking triumphs
My paella is considered the best around - everyone describes it as "killer paella." It took me a few tries to get it right, but it is my own recipe now and I'm really proud of it.
My cooking tragedies
When I was younger, I prepared individual baked alaskas and tripped going into a patio porch. The baked alaskas went flying and landed every which way. That's not so much a cooking tragedy as a coordination tragedy.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Pat's Mushroom Saute
Wow...these were terrific. I followed exactly and used really large mushrooms. We ate the whole batch.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2007
Baked Orange Roughy Italian-Style
This recipe was great as written - I used REALLY big pieces of Orange Roughy and ended up broiling after 20 minutes of baking didn't do the trick - and it really helped both the look and the taste.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2006
Chutney Baked Brie
Oh my! This was SO well received at a recent dinner party. I used curry and mango/papaya chutney from Sunny Carribee, a Caribbean spice company with cashews. A keeper for certain.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2006
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