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Living In: Laurel, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Thai Sweet Potato Soup
Stuffed Green Peppers
About this Cook
I have been married since 1995 I have two children. I love everything about food from growing it, to cooking it, to reading about it to shopping for it and especially eating it. My focus is now on eating healthy.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook Sunday dinner with all the trimmings. I also like to try new foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy cooking with my daughter. We love to bake cookies, cakes and pies. We usually end up giving away more than we eat because we would eat everything in a few days. We do a lot of baking during the holidays and everyone looks forward to our cookies, sweet potato pie and coconut cake.
My cooking triumphs
My daughter requested a checker board cake for her birthday. I was a little nervous because each time I attempt to make the batters run together and the presentation is ruined. The cake I baked for her birthday was perfect. Friends couldn't believe I baked it myself.
My cooking tragedies
I live in Maryland and a summer is not official until we have feasted on crabs. We usually drive across the Bay bridge and get a bushel of crabs at least once each summer. Once I got the bright idea to steam my own. Bad idea. A crab jumped out of the pot and crawled all over the kitchen.
Recipe Reviews 159 reviews
Spicy Black Bean Cakes
These turned out really good. I agree with others that the spices can be kicked up just a notch. I am trying to eat more vegetarian meals so these were perfect. My kids, who are not joining me on my quest, liked them too.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2014
Marrakesh Vegetable Curry
This was a very filling and nutritious meatless meal. I like the fact that my children loved it and asked for more. I omitted the almonds due to allergies and the raisins because I didn't have any. I used kale instead of spinach because that's what we had on hand. Other than those changes, I followed the recipe and I liked the finished result. This makes a lot.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2013
Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa
I’m trying to expose my children to different foods and this was a great recipe for that. They’ve had mango but not like this. The dish was colorful, tasty and enjoyed by all.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2013

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