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Home Town: Laconia, New Hampshire, USA
Living In: Olympia, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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this is not actually me
About this Cook
I love cooking. But I really love eating.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that involves chopping a lot of vegetables. I like making soups, stir-frys, salads, as well as dishes that do not begin with the letter S.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom says she's a terrible cook but she makes a killer deviled egg. And while some might call deviled eggs outdated, we perfer to think of them as retro. She also makes good pie. Really, in 18 years of eating mom's cooking, the only disaster was the time she mistook powdered sugar for flour when cooking fish....My dad is a great cook, although now limited by a cholestoral-phobia. My husband will make sushi if I throw a big enough fit. We don't have any kids, but our dog, Clyde, likes just about any kind of food, especially if it's been marinating in the bottom of the garbage can for two days.
My cooking triumphs
I love a slice of grilled eggplant in sandwiches. However, you can cook it without dirtying a pan by putting a slice or two in your toaster! This really works and has not yet caught the house on fire.
My cooking tragedies
Tragic but true. My husband put a pan of chicken in the oven the other night and fell asleep on the couch while it was cooking. I woke up to a house full of smoke. The glass on the oven door had broken from the heat. So no baking until we get a new door.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Cream of Spinach Soup
good base. Read the other reviews, note additional ingredient ideas that you like/happen to have in the cabinet, and go from there. I subbed buttermilk for milk with good results. Also, sauteed onion and garlic are good additions.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2006
Bread and Celery Stuffing
delicious stuffing. I used sourdough with great results.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2006
Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme
great pie. Beautiful, dark color when it comes out of the oven. The maple flavor really sets it apart.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2006

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