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Katie Metz de Martínez

Katie Metz de Martínez
Home Town: Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Necochea, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am an avid learner in all aspects of my life, so naturally this extends to my passion for cooking. I enjoy watching cooking shows, reading cookbooks and cooking-related magazines, as well as perusing the 'net for new recipes and cooking tips! As an American living in Argentina, I've learned to prepare foods from scratch that I used to pick up at any old store. Ranch dressing, flour tortillas and soft pretzels are just some of the recipes I've experimented with since moving to South America. I also enjoy learning about and preparing the cuisine of my adopted home. Argentine food is generally simple and delicious!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy baking, so desserts are always at the top of my list. I also like to cook spicy dishes like chili. My greatest pleasure comes from cooking something that brings a smile to the face of the person who winds up eating it. Cooking for me is about taking care of my loved ones and treating them to something special!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have many fond memories of hours spent in the kitchen with my mom. I learned the basics of cooking from her, and I am carrying on the tradition of some of her best recipes like her macaroni and cheese.
My cooking triumphs
I was really proud of the Buche de Noel cake that I made a couple of years ago. It was the most difficult cake that I have made to date and it turned out great!
My cooking tragedies
I've never set the house on fire or anything like that (thank goodness!). I don't think I've ever suffered anything that qualifies as a tragedy, but I've definitely thrown away some meals that just didn't work out.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Nonna's Tuscan Salad Dressing
I used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, and I added more garlic because we are garlic fiends! This is tasty recipe - it worked very well as the base dressing for a pasta salad.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2009
Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
I'm living in Argentina where store-bought tortillas are not an option! I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I used 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. The taste was good but I felt they were lacking flexibility. The second time I used one cup of vegetable oil, and I thought they turned out perfectly. I use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat. Thanks for helping me re-create some of my favorite Mexican recipes here in Argentina!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2009
Irish Bannock
I added the full cup of buttermilk as well and shaped the sticky dough on the cookie sheet. I also used raisins instead of currants. It turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2009

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