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fireflyrock


fireflyrock
 
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Living In: Wolcott, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
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Disney '04!!!!
About this Cook
My name's Danielle and I'm 18 years old. I'm from a tiny suburb in CT called Wolcott. I attend Naugatuck Valley Community College for Nursing and work part-time as a CNA at a small rest home. I have a boyfriend, Jim, of 2 years. Besides cooking, my interests include shopping (especially @ thrift shops and tag sales), buying/selling on eBay, reading, writing, working out, photography, music, movies (any type, in the theatre or at home), basically anything DIY or crafty.
My favorite things to cook
I mainly try out new recipes on my boyfriend, and he's a vegetarian so 90% of what I cook complies with that. I like to make entire meals, whether it be pasta, "meat," or something simple like pizza or sandwiches. I'll grill, fry, bake, sautee, boil, anything. I hardly ever do the same recipe twice; if I'm going to take the time to cook, I'd always rather it be something new. However, for some reason, I just can't seem to get a decent grip on desserts! Everything always comes out too dry, undercooked, with a funny after taste, or just not-pretty. I think it's probably because image is important when it comes to dessert, and I just don't have the patience for that.
My cooking triumphs
According to my boyfriend: Veg'n Meatloaf, Easy Veg'n Pasta, Veg'n American Chop Suey, Zesty Tuna Wraps. Otherwise: Philly Cheese Steak Roll-ups
My cooking tragedies
Actually, most of my "tragedies" come not when cooking from scratch, but when I attempt to use a pre-made or "boxed" food (like mac and cheese).
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Easy Vegetarian Pasta
Was pretty good for being so quick & easy. I'm not a big fan of tomatoes, and with so much of them in this recipe it made it a little watery. My boyfriend [who is the vegetarian one, not me] gave it an "8" out of 10. If I made this again, I'd probably use more garlic and a little less vegetables. :o)

26 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2005
Vegetarian Meatloaf with Vegetables
i made this meatloaf for my boyfriend [who is actually the vegetarian, not me], and he LOVED it.. which is the only reason i gave it a 3. instead of the tomato sauce, i used a tangy glaze [1/2 cup ketchup, 1 tsp mustard, 4 tsp brown sugar], and i took others advice and cut the worchestershire sauce down to 1 Tbsp instead of 2. however as much as my boyfriend went head over heals for it, i thought it was a little TOO "meaty" tasting, sort of like a plain veggie burger-taste. maybe more onion or spice would help out, but i probably wouldn't make this meatloaf again for myself.

40 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2005
 
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