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ybss


ybss
 
Home Town: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Living In: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
i'm a 20 something career kid who's learning to live and eat on her own after 4 years of the college cafeteria. i've got a penchant for cooking random things at random times, and i love trying out new vegetarian recipes. i love baking sweets..but can't eat half of them cause i'm allergic to chocolate!
My favorite things to cook
cookies. anything with broccoli..random vegetarian concoctions. lemon poppyseed anything :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
most definitely cooking norwegian krumb kaga with my sister, mom, and grandmother. its the highlight of the christmas season.
My cooking triumphs
the day i learned to cook spaghetti (yes, i know. its sad!)..i was 3 years into college and my house mate was determined that i learn something besides the microwave. so i started with spaghetti. just the noodles, but it was one of the proudest moments of my life.
My cooking tragedies
once, i was trying to bake some sugar cookies with ingredients i had on hand....unfortunately, that meant i had no cream of tartar or milk. the result? little round "cookies" that my roommate and i had fun playing floor hockey and practicing our aim with. they were great if you were looking for something that wouldn't break if you threw it at the wall. our friends helped us disperse crumbs that we're still cleaning up.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Peppermint Chiffon Cake
i enjoyed the taste of the cake immensely. it was very fluffy, but i have to agree that it was a bit dry. I used the "vanilla glaze" from this site, adding in a tsp or so of peppermint extract to the glaze, and then topping off with crushed candy canes.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2007
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
It was very yummy and didn't last 2 days at our house. I used Ivins Famous Spiced Wafers (classic philly ginger snaps) for the crust and it definitely increased the yum factor. I tend to like my cheesecake a little bit sweeter so i added a smidge more sugar, but if you like cheesecake the way its "supposed to be" (according to my mother) then as written is great.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2007
Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Blue Cheese and Olive Stuffing
Couldn't find olive tapenade in my town, so had to suffice with an olive pesto, but still received many compliments. i can attest that the smell was wonderful, but being a pescatarian and allergic to wine, i didn't try it myself, just cooked it for a dinner party.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2007
 
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