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Home Town: Pullman, Washington, USA
Living In: Walla Walla, Washington, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Blog...  2 posts
Feb. 18, 2010 5:26 pm 
Updated: Feb. 19, 2010 6:47 pm
So my ex came into town last weekend for Valentines Day. And I know, the connotation of the word "ex" is usually bad, with a negative meaning to it. And yes, obviously things didn't work out between us at the time we were together, but we've remained the best of friends, and who knows; things… MORE
my kitty, Pearl
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my kitty, Pearl
sandwich cookies!
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About this Cook
I have been cooking ever since I was little (about 10 or 11... I am now 27) and I love it! My dream is to finish college with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and then go to Culinary Arts scohol, and eventually open up my own restaurant. Right now, my kitchen is a restaurant every night, with all my friends and their friends coming over for dinner! I constantly get compliments from everyone.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything, but mainly interesting dishes that most people from where I'm from don't usually eat. Examples are falafel, tabouli, pad thai, etc. I love chicken dishes! But my passion is baking. I always have a desert when I cook dinner -- cakes, pies, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We really don't have any traditions. The only one we really have is a lemon meringue or apple pie on my father's birthday.
My cooking triumphs
Making dishes that people always rave about and want the recipe for. This isn't really a cooking triumph, but I also do cake decorating and I won first place a couple years ago in a cake decorating contest in two different categories. My last accomplishment was creating a full Thanksgiving dinner for all my friends.
My cooking tragedies
This was a dual-person tragedy. I made a chili for my roommates and had to run to the store really quick. I told one of my roommates that the chili was simmering and to turn it off in 15 minutes if I wasn't back. I got held up at the store and when I got back an hour later, he hadn't turned off the chili and most of the liquid had evaporated so it was more of a paste than a chili. Another one was my pecan pie that I made for my friends. It was gorgeous, but when I cut into it, the center was still runny. So I put it back in the oven for a few minutes to set up. My friends and I started watching a movie, and about an hour into the movie, I remembered the pie. Needless to say, the center was set!! It was burned to a crisp, and cracked my pie plate.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Margarita Cake
The first time I made this, I couldn't find the orange cake mix, so I used lemon instead, and it was amazing! I saw Orange Delight cake mix today in the store, so I am going to make it using that mix for a friends birthday. Should be amazing!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2010
Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
I found this cookie to be very flavorful, but a little on the dry side when forming the cookies, thus having a crisper cookie. Did anyone else have this problem? It could just be the climate here. I am not a fan of almonds, so I left them out, but I thought the cookie was delicious without them. I had some leftover Ghiradelli Chocolate Truffle coffee from this morning, so I boiled it on the stove until it became syrupy, and then added 3 Tbl in lieu of the espresso/instant coffee. Found the flavor to be very intense and wonderful.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2010
Billy's Favorite Gingerbread Spiced Coffee Syrup
Oh my god! This is the best! I love anything gingerbread and I love this! I just made a batch and I keep licking a spoon with it! Just the right amount of spicy and sweet. Can't wait to try it in coffee! Also thinking of adding a little to frosting to frost gingerbread cookies with. Delicious! Like most, I only had ground allspice and I think it's terrific! I also used freshly grated nutmeg which I think has a more vibrant taste than ground nutmeg from the store.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2008
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