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Home Town: Kingsford, Michigan, USA
Living In: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Moon Cake
About this Cook
I'm a 20-something who's starting to get into cooking for two, as I've recently moved in with my boyfriend of about two years. I was raised in a very Italian neighborhood of Michigan, and still love the cuisine - and the bread and cheese!
My favorite things to cook
Italian fare (naturally). Chicken - any way I possibly can! Desserts: cakes, cookies, bars, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is an amazing cook! My favorites are his slow-simmered round steak with tomato sauce and shepherd's pie. However, my maternal grandmother is the queen of the kitchen in our family. Her recipes for spaghetti sauce and banana bread are two things that I couldn't possibly live without.
My cooking triumphs
One Christmas I asked my parents for a KitchenAid Artisan mixer... and squealed like a 6-year-old when I opened it. But actually in the kitchen, the first meal I cooked when my boyfriend and I moved into our apartment was barbecued country-style ribs in the pressure cooker, with mashed potatoes, carrots and homemade rolls. It seems simple enough, but it was the first time I've actually put together a whole meal, not to mention the first time I'd used the pressure cooker. I was so proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
I've had several, but the worst one yet was using a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon to measure out baking powder into cake. Blech.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Fluffy French Toast
Awesome recipe. Followed another user's suggestion to use Butter Crisco to fry it in - turned out perfectly. I'm in a French toast-induced nirvana.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2010
Wonderful Waffles
The extra work was worth it for me. I didn't have buttermilk, so I just used regular milk - but the texture hits the nail on the head. Wonderful indeed.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2009
Banana Bread V
I made this tonight and followed some of other reviews: a little less sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla, and covered it with tin foil in the end. The bottom of the bread was a bit underdone, but that was my own darn fault for taking it out a touch too soon. Other than that, it has a great flavor! My boyfriend and I love it.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2008

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