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Deb Cusick

Deb Cusick
Home Town: Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Reno, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Camping, Walking
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About this Cook
My main work is knitting but when I'm not doing that I enjoy cooking for a hungry crowd.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE making breads. I hope to take a breadmaking class at a local cooking school in the near future.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was attending engineering college, I would have the family save the little scraps of leftover meats and put them in a milk carton in the freezer. At the end of the month, I'd stick all the meats in a crock pot and make a pot of chili to bring to the student lounge. They must have been hungry 'cause I still don't make a great chili!
My cooking triumphs
Friends have asked if they could buy the food and have me cook for them becasue they preferred my cooking to restaurant cooking!
My cooking tragedies
Corn Dogs -- I "learned" how to make corn dogs and tried to make them at my home. The corn batter was tough and so dense that when I went to feed it to the ducks, it sank to the bottom of the pond!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa
Be sure to use yellow quinoa. I used red quinoa (quinoa with the hull) and it took a lot more liquid and about a half hour more time to get a nicely cooked cereal. The fruit and spice amounts needed to be increased slightly as well but that can be done at the table.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2012
Dosas (Indian-style Pancakes)
Delicious savory crepes. I do not use wheat but I found Dosa Flour (a blend of rice and bean fours) at a local East Indian market. Best eaten fresh out of the skillet.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2008
This is a fabulous spice mixture! The warm spicy flavor of the cumin and coriander is wondrefully complimented by the cool heat of the black pepper. I simplified preparation by purchasing a bottle of toasted sesame seeds.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2006
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