CaptMicha Profile - (18673910)

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Living In: Brookeville, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My main interest is my pets. I love them more than anything else in the world. I like to do volunteer work, mainly with animal organizations but other causes interest me also. I train animals professionally. I love cooking, it's really therapeutic, even if I frequently make mistakes.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. I lovvvvvve soups! I like making interesting marinades for barbecuing. Baking is also fun when I have the patience to wait for it to be finished.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Old Jewish cooking. And steak every Saturday night on the grill. Rain or shine.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I make something and people actually like it and suggest that I make it again.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to recount. Burning. Undercooked, forgot an ingredient, etc. Family members messing with my recipes.. :(
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup
I REALLY like this soup. It's tasty and satisfying. However, I had to make some changes due to not having all ingredients on hand. Instead of a can of beef broth, I boiled beef marrow bones and browned lean stew meat. I only had one quart of tomato juice so I used low sodium V8 in place of the second quart and the water the recipe called for. I also added cracked pepper and a few splashed of hot sauce. Not sure how all this effects the calorie count but it can't be too bad. I hope I'll lose some weight!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2013
I haven't made polenta before, so my experience based on this recipe could have turned out poor since I could have been waiting 20-50 minutes for something to happen to make waiting that long worthwhile. It turned out that my polenta was ready in significantly less time and might have burned if I had kept waiting longer.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2013
Cranberry Mousse Pie
I just made the mousse without the pie shell, for Thanksgiving as the cranberry side. I didn't have cranberry Jello so had to use raspberry, unfortunately. The ONLY thing I'd change about this recipe is not using whipped topping and instead making your own WITHOUT any sweetener added (I added a little bit of vanilla and almond extract). The mousse was plenty sweet enough, even if I had served it for dessert. And I like things sweet! If I had used sweetened whipped topping, it would have just been over the top sugary.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2012
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