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Turkey Burgher

Turkey Burgher
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Member Since: Jan. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I had no idea how to cook when I got married, and I've been practicing and learning ever since. I am American and my husband is Turkish, so I cook food from almost every ethnicity. I love the variety we have in our home. My mother-in-law and my friends have taught me a lot.
My favorite things to cook
Too many things to list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There's a Turkish dish called Manti that requires helpers and takes some time, but everyone loves it and it's like a party at the table when you make it. It's basically Turkish ravioli. And nothing beats making breakfast together as a family. My favorite traditions always involve having people over to share the meal all together.
My cooking triumphs
Making successful Turkish dishes for the first time is very rewarding so I can give my husband a little taste of home. Manti (ravioli), Pogaca (pastry) and Sekerpare (little sugar cakes) took awhile to learn and now I'm an expert. It's been worth the effort. Now I also make Thanksgiving dinner every year for a crowd, every dish by myself and on the table hot at the same time. It's taken me many years to perfect it.
My cooking tragedies
Hahaha too many to list. You'll never get better if you don't fail -- and learn -- constantly. My biggest disaster was a dinner party where the chicken wasn't cooked through. Second to that a Thanksgiving where the turkey wasn't cooked! I've become pretty obsessed with meat thermometers after those disasters.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Banana Cake II
This cake is really delicious and a great alternative to dense banana bread. I make it all the time for company. I never do the freezer part and it always turns out moist. If I make it the day before, I make the icing but keep it separate and put the icing right before I want to serve it. That way I can keep the cake out of the fridge, which keeps it soft and moist. Once it has the icing you should refrigerate it, and the cake gets harder after that, definitely not as good. I also sprinkle it with chopped pecans. If you have friends who don't like icing, sprinkle chopped walnuts on the batter before baking and they will bake right into the top, then sprinkle with some powdered sugar.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2013
Waffles I
I've been looking for a waffle recipe that didn't involve yeast or folding egg whites. I've made many with the egg whites and to me, they tasted like angel food cake. These waffles were perfect for our tastes. Easy to make, cooked perfectly in a Belgian waffle maker and super yummy. This one's a keeper.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2013
Fluffy Pancakes
These are great pancakes, light and fluffy. Next time I will add vanilla, as suggested by others, and reduce the salt to 1/4 tsp. I don't think it would hurt to reduce the vinegar to 1 tbsp as well. But even following the recipe exactly, they are good pancakes.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2013
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