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Home Town: Algonquin, Illinois, USA
Living In: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography
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Best Hot Chocolate in Town!
About this Cook
The only reason I'm a professional is because I sell what I make - I am self-trained, but would LOVE to go to school to become a pastry chef. I dream about it and drool over the photos on FLICKR. I own a coffee shop in Louisville and make the scones, cookies, bars, and some of the desserts and other breakfast pastries as I have time. I also work at a REALLY big company in the IT Department as a Business Analyst/QA Analyst.
My favorite things to cook
Latin - puerto rican rice and beans, ropas vieja, Italian - pasta with white wine pesto, Baking - ALL, too many to mention!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Killer rolls (bread, cinnamon, butter, pecans, secret ingredients) on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. Bread cornucopia on Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
Black bean brownies. Ham loaf. Everything is not meant to be eaten, even if there is a recipe for it.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Chicken with Tomatillos and Poblanos
This was a great recipe! A couple of things I would do differently for the consistency - mix the pepper and tomatillo mixture in my chopper a few times to make it more incorporated and more like a sauce. Mine was a chunky vegetable mixture. The flavors were great - I had 3 poblanos, 1 jalapeno and 2 sweet bell peppers. Roasting them is a must!!! I also didn't have green onions, so I used 1/2 of a vidalia. I don't use wheat flour, so I dredged the chicken in white bean flour. I don't think it's a necessary step, sauteed chicken would be just fine. Served with black beans (put some poblanos and onions in that, too) and rice.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2013
Cool Cucumber Salsa
I made this for a 4th of July Party and it got rave reviews! It was so good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2012
Spicy Black Bean Cakes
Pretty good recipe! I had to make quite a few changes because of what I had on hand - substituted 2 chipotle chilis for the jalepeno, oats for the bread crumbs, diced red onion for the green. I also microwaved the sweet potato so I didn't have to grate it. I pureed the sweet potato, onion, chili, spices and 2 eggs, then added them to the beans and mashed, then added the oats. I also pan fried them in a little olive oil so I wouldn't have to turn on my oven. The cakes have a smoke flavor from the chipotle. I substituted lemon juice and chipotle for the sauce - I would recommend following the recipe, my sauce wasn't that great. I think these would be great as bite sized appetizers with a dollop of guac and sour cream on them!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 7, 2012

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