Kyleen Profile - (18813621)

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Living In: Greenwood Lake, New York, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
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About this Cook
I grew up in and around the Greater Longview Area, and I'm a sixth generation Texan (Let's hear it for G.R.I.T.S.!). Now that I've lived in New York City for several years, I've expanded my cooking repertoire quite a bit. I love food and am always up for experimentation, though I definitely have my tried and true favourites!
My favorite things to cook
Meat loaf is not only high on my requested list, but one of my favourite things to make -- I squish the mixture by hand. There's also something very satisfying about making your own wonton soup, and fried wontons. My mother's cabbage rolls recipe is a little labor-intensive, but it's fun, too. Really, I just love spending time in the kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family just loves to eat and to cook. Period. :)
My cooking triumphs
I've gotten rave reviews for my cornbread, meat loaf, Thai peanut chicken stir-fry, shrimp enchiladas, sweet tea, iced coffee, and cardamom cake.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I ever made my cardamom cake, it overflowed all over the oven and made a HUGE mess -- a disaster! I also once somehow made cornbread so rubbery it literally bounced across the floor . . . Practice makes perfect, right?
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Warm Brussels Sprout, Bacon and Spinach Salad
YUM! Needs a little salt, and I left out the caraway seeds. Very tasty, although I used olive oil instead of veggie oil and basalmic insteat of white wine vinegar. I doubt that it made that much of a difference. I'll definitely make this again!

25 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2006
Peach Upside Down Cake I
A delicious recipe, no doubt. Check your cake carefully, though; mine took about 55 minutes to bake. I would recommend letting it cool longer than listed, too, as mine fell apart when I flipped it out onto a plate. But crumbled or not, it's definitely tasty, and not very difficult. (Especially great when you have lots of leftover ripe peaches!)

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2004

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