Natasha Profile - (18506284)

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Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mum to two young children. I live in New Zealand and enjoy learning new things.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I enjoy the creativity of decorating cakes and cookies, and the kids love to 'help'. Plus, we all enjoy eating the results.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Having the kids decorate cupcakes.
My cooking triumphs
Hot cross buns that my family thought I had bought.Triple Layer chocolate cake. Lasagne.
My cooking tragedies
A terrible attempt at a thai stirfry, ugh, tasted like nothing but fish sauce.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Dad's New Zealand Mince Stew
This is a close approximation of what I would consider a typical New Zealand mince stew. But we don't have onion powder here and don't use garlic powder or teriyaki sauce (we use soy sauce). I wonder if it's been Americanised a bit. We usually have peas and carrots in the stew as well. The first day we serve it on toast. The next day it will thicken up a bit so the leftovers become shepherd's pie. It's the traditional food for those on a tight budget.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2008
Mall Pretzels
This recipe is awesome! The only change I made was to use the breadmaker's dough setting to make the dough. The editor's tip about rolling them out halfway then coming back to the first one was very helpful. The pretzels were really easy to roll out and shape that way. The pretzels looked great and tasted wonderful. I'm making them again tomorrow with cinnamon sugar, can't wait!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2008
Classic Macaroni and Cheese
The kids loved it! The adults couldn't eat it though, it was so rich.

48 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2008

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