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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a self taught cook. I had the excellent luck to attend cooking demonstrations by Patrick Chabert of Le Francais in Chicago for about 5 years.
My favorite things to cook
No particular favorites. I enjoy experimenting with sauces. I don't usually attempt asian cooking as I can never make it as good as my favorite Vietnamese restaurant.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
Creating my own recipe for shrimp & pasta in a cream sauce. A bit like a primavera. Outstanding!
My cooking tragedies
Spending hours on an African dish for a dinner party. I over reduced the sauce and it turned to pudding and had a very strong banana taste. I should have stuck to something I was more familiar with.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Honey Garlic Vinaigrette
A bit bland for my taste. I cut the honey down to 1 tbl and added some dijon mustard. Added a bit of crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper. May need some fresh herbs as well.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2013
Easy Granola Bars
The flavor was excellent, although the bars did not stay together very well which was a bit frustrating. I didn't use coconut, but a mix of cranberries, walnuts, butterscotch nibs, sunflower seeds and raisins. Very tasty.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2012
Kiki's Borracho (Drunken) Beans
These were excellent.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2012

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