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Home Town: West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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  • Chili I
  • Chili I  
    By: ROBTX99
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About this Cook
I started cooking when I was in college because I couldn't stand the cafeteria food. I'm now living in NYC and am trying to keep cooking great meals in one of the smallest kitchens I have ever seen.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook simple, elegant food. I try to cook healthfully but I alway end up adding extra butter and olive oil. My favorite recipes from this site are the Pear and Rouquefort Salad, Chicken and Dumplings III and Pasta with Chickend and Mango Cream Sauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family recipes include Heavenly Pie (which I'll post a recipe for soon), my grandmother's crisco ladden stuffing and Kugle.
My cooking triumphs
A five course meal I made for my boyfriend on his birthday that I managed to to time well enough that I actually got to sit and enjoy the meal with him, was my greatest cooking triumph.
My cooking tragedies
In an attempt to make a fully homemade strawberry pie I attempted baking the shortbread crust. Upon taking the crust out of the oven I found a buttery looking crust soup. The pie ended up working out though, I just sent my boyfriend out to buy some pre-made pie crust.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Easy Paella
This was a good recipe. If it wasn't called Paella I would have rated it higher as I don't think this tastes much like traditional Paella. The only changes I made were adding tumeric to give the rice a more vibrant yellow color and topping with fresh parsley. Will consider making again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2007
Chicken and Dumplings III
This is one of my favorite recipes from this site. I would rate it a 4.5 if i could, the only reason its not five is because I had to make a number of changes to make it really perfect. I usually add some extra veggie, celery, onion, carrots, peppers. whatever I have on hand. I also add some garlic, a bay leaf and poultry seasoning. I add some fresh herbs (parsley, or dill) to the dumplings. With these change the recipe is DEFINATELY a fice.

44 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2007
Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic
I was very disapointed in this dish. I love balsamic vinegar and it was still too much for me in this dish. Even after making the changes suggested by other reviewers, add more mushroom, onion, less vinegar, no flour, I found that the taste of balsamic vinegar overwhelmed the whole dish. I could hardly even taste the garlic (and I used 8 cloves). It was good enough that we did eat it, but will definately not be making agian

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2007

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