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Home Town: Taylor, Michigan, USA
Living In: Chicago, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My husband and I are n00b vegetarian cooks. (I'm a lactose-intolerant vegetarian, which I guess makes me sometimes-vegan.) Recently I've been concerned with using fresh and local foods, which means no more microwave nonsense. (Well, maybe just a little...)
My favorite things to cook
New things from the local farm share!
My favorite family cooking traditions
One year my husband (then boyfriend) was warming Christmas chestnuts in a microwave. I asked why he poked holes in them, and he said because they would explode. I asked if he'd ever tried it, and he said no--so we blew one up in the microwave. We've done it every Christmas since.
My cooking triumphs
For a friend's party, I managed to make mini muffins, cookies, and scones all on my own--without burning a single thing!
My cooking tragedies
When I was a kid, I wanted to make a birthday cake for my mom as a surprise. I started on the batter but then realized I didn't have any vegetable oil (well, didn't know "canola" was a vegetable), so I secretly disposed of the evidence--down the toilet, as the batter was too thick to go down the sink. Now I always make sure I have the necessary ingredients before starting a project!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Pizza Sauce I
This was a really great sauce! It was the first time I'd made my own, and I sort of had to guess at quantities because I wanted to use a jar of diced tomatoes from a farm share box, but it turned out really well and was SUPER EASY to make. I love the hint of cinnamon! Will definitely make this again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2011
Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies
Awesome! :) I made these for my hubby for Valentine's Day, and he loved them. Instead of walnuts, I put in Heath bar bits, which turned out really well.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2011

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