Colette Profile - (18408036)

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Home Town: Bronx, New York, USA
Living In: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I cooked for my family a lot as a child so, I always considered cooking more of a chore then a joy. I hosted Thanksgiving a few years ago and I went all out. Homemade everything. I rec'd so many compliments and astonished looks too, that I decided to give cooking another try. And, I love it!
My favorite things to cook
I love stir frys and usual dips and salads. I like finding exotic spices and seeing how they fit into everyday dishes. I also like unique ways of making staple foods. Like, whoever decided to put garlic in mashed potatoes, that was sheer genius. No Irish person would have even considered it!! :)
My cooking triumphs
I made a meatloaf with over 18 ingredients and was sure it would taste most bizarre but, it was pretty darn good. I think I got the recipe from ALLRECIEPES.COM.
My cooking tragedies
There are too many to list. Mostly cakes and cookies that were burned or undercooked or tastless or too sweet. I have an issue with measuring cups and spoons, in general..:)
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Homemade Mac and Cheese
This recipe is perfect. I normally like a little kick to most foods but, I resisted the urge to "spice" it up and I am glad that I did. The balance between the sharp cheddar and the parmesan was just right. I made exactly as directed and everyone loved it. I made it the night before and put it in the oven the next day for Easter and it was just delicious.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2015
Cheese Sauce for Broccoli and Cauliflower
I used a finely shredded mild cheddar and followed the directions exactly. The sauce came out fantastic. I poured it over fresh steamed broccoli and it was the hit of my dinner party!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2014
Indian Stir-Fried Shrimp in Cream Sauce (Bhagari Jhinga)
I've made this recipe many times and there are never any leftovers. I follow the recipe exactly with the exception that I don't use the tablespoon of tomato paste since I don't like to waste the entire can just for a tablespoon of paste. I think it's only for the color anyway. I also use the whole can of coconut milk since it's already opened and it doesn't seem to affect the taste of the sauce and it just makes more sauce which is positive since most people enjoy the sauce better then the shrimp.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2014
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