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Home Town: Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a single, 20-something, professional female living in the DC 'burbs. I love to cook, but tend to freeze the leftovers because I can never eat all of a dish in a reasonable amount of time and I don't like to scale down recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I like recipes that are quick and easy, but don't taste quick and easy. Also, most everything I cook needs to freeze well. I LOVE to cook for other people.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We ALWAYS make pink peppermint pies for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking the Thanksgiving turkey last year for my family. It was my first time and it came out perfect!
My cooking tragedies
I was hungry one night, so I decided to make up a casserole out of things I had in my house. I randomly mixed up a whole bunch of things (chicken, canned green beans, rice, stuffing mix, cream of mushroom soup, and a whole bunch of other stuff) to make a casserole. The result was a flavorless mess.
Recipe Reviews 69 reviews
Spaghetti Squash I
I made this for dinner the other night and it was delicious. I did make a few changes. I cooked two squashes and had to bake for about 45 minutes to get them soft enough. I didn't have fresh tomatoes, so I used one large can (28 oz I think) of diced tomatoes with the juice. I used kalamata olives and dry basil. I sauteed the onion and garlic, then dumped everything else into the pan and let it simmer while the squash cooked. Right before serving, I added about half of the feta cheese to the pan of sauce to melt. To serve, I scraped out the "noodles," topped with sauce, then sprinkled with the remaining feta cheese. This made enough sauce for 1.5 large (3+ lb each) squashes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2009
Feta Cheese Turkey Burgers
I love this recipe. I have made these burgers twice and both times, they were great and not dry at all! The only change I make is to use about 1 TBSP of Greek seasoning (onion, garlic, oregano, mint) instead of plain oregano. Thanks for a great meal!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2009
Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce
I really enjoyed this recipe. I made my own cajun seasoning based on a couple different recipes from this site and my own tastes. The fish was actually pretty spicy and the dill sauce was the perfect complement. I used dried dill, since that was what I had on hand (2 tsp). I served with mashed sweet potatoes and green peas and went from fridge to table in about 40 minutes including time to find recipes and make my own seasoning blend. Thanks for a great dinner!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2009

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