LEYLEE24 Profile - Allrecipes.com (18803356)

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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I love cooking, and understanding the deeper complexities of what makes good food (think Alton Brown and the science behind cooking). Through trying new recipes, I have grown from an incredibly picky eater to someone who loves to try new flavors, textures, and combinations.
My favorite things to cook
I have never been good at picking favorites, but I like making complex dishes with many components. I enjoy experimenting and learning new ways to combine flavors and techniques.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents both cooked meals for us growing up. My father and I especially cooked many meals together, as he always made it fun and a learning experience, from the stove to the table.
My cooking triumphs
My kitchen is smaller than most bathrooms, yet I somehow managed to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner that everyone loved. I don't even have a regular oven! I made use of my 2 burner stovetop, infrawave oven, and crockpot (roasted a chicken in place of turkey), and somehow everything was ready on time.
My cooking tragedies
I still remember, when I was maybe 11 years old, watching a cooking show about chocolate cake. I memorized the recipe and rushed to the kitchen to try it out. Unfortunately, I forgot the baking powder. I was devastated by my flat cake, and tried to pass it off as "fudge bars!"
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Jasmine's Brussels Sprouts
I used bacon from the butcher's shop, garden fresh brussels sprouts, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and added a little thinly sliced onion... Delicious!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2013
Butternut Squash Cajun Fries
I had half a squash left over, and no plans for it, so I decided to try this recipe. I can't really give my own opinion on these, though... by the time I was done in the kitchen, they had already been devoured! My friends, however, thought they were really yummy, so this rating is on their behalf! Next time I have some squash I will definitely try this again :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2012
Smothered Green Beans
I steamed fresh green beans, then tossed them with the bacon and onion mix (after draining most of the fat). I also used more bacon, and added salt and fresh ground pepper at the end.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2010
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