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D. R.

D. R.
Home Town: Mclean, Virginia, USA
Living In: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Deena. Oct. 2003
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Tasty things are, of course, my favorite thing to cook!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Food is love!
My cooking triumphs
I made jalapeno cheese spring-rolls all by myself. I'd never made anything in spring-roll wrapper or deep fried before.
My cooking tragedies
I learned the hard way that when you leave butter to soften on top of the stove while baking a cake, the butter will melt ALL OVER THE KITCHEN if not contained on a plate. That was NOT a fun mess to clean up. Also: be sure to watch the milk come to a boil when making anything involving boiled milk, it will come up quickly and bubble over if you don't turn it down right away.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Swiss Cheese Soup
I used vegetarian chicken consume powder and replaced 1/3 of the water with milk, but still used the same amount of powder for the amount of liquid. I also added 1 medium onion, finely diced, and sweated in the butter to make a roux with the flour. The milk, I think, makes it smoother when you melt the cheese in. The onion helps round out the flavor. PS- when adding the grated cheese, leave the stove on LOW and slowly add the cheese, stirring every once in a while. That will keep the cheese from clumping, not melting, and separating.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2008

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