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Home Town: Shirley, West Virginia, USA
Living In: Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a happy Kansas lady who loves to cook and loves to eat even more. I study computer science at the University of Kansas and work at a local software company, I play fiddle, and I love to learn new things and enrich my life with them.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken, comfort foods, salads, tofu, spicy stuff, and anything involving crushed ice, like slushies!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was brought up as a vegan, so my mom knew how to cook lots of unusual things, like broiled tofu and 'lentil loaf,' and other things that were supposed to taste like meat. I learned the unique taste of things like tofu and seitan was not just a meat 'substitute' but a whole different kind of food with its own nuances and beauties.
My cooking triumphs
Discovering how to properly fry chicken, and also the first thing I ever cooked at age 16 - a very spicy pasta sauce made by sauteeing mushrooms, pepperoncini, green olives, garlic, and tabasco sauce.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to name! I'd like to think I've learned from my mistakes, but I try to forget them.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
JoeDogg's Spicy Red Beer
Very refreshing and yummy, if you like savory drinks. To me it seemed like the tomato and seasoning flavors mostly eclipsed the flavor of the beer, so I'd recommend not using a 'fancy' beer in this recipe.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2007
Spicy Scones
Great scones! I used a second cup of all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat, and left out the currants. The only problem I had was that they took 25 minutes to cook instead of 15. I especially liked the way the glaze on the top came out.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2007
Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars
These were good, but I think they would have been better if I'd followed the recipe exactly. I fudged a little on the brown sugar because I ran out, and so I added a cup of mixed powdered sugar and molasses. I do not recommend this, as the molasses takes over the flavor.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2006
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