LittleCook21 Profile - (188781810)

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Living In: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2013
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Hi Everyone! I'm LittleCook21 for a reason. I'm only 5'0, I'm a cook, and I'm 21 ;). My husband and my daughter are my world, and they deserve great food, so I am learning everyday how to make things taste amazing, but healthy. I've already got the amazing part down, but we certainly could use a dining make-over! I currently work sorting medical and dental claims, but I am in the process of starting my own fashion business, and I am working on the website and blog for that endeavor. We are hardworking people, but that won't stop us from being healthy and giving our toddler great habits before it's too late.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking a lot of Asian themed foods. Spending a lot of time in Asia, I am partial to Thai, Korean, and Chinese cuisines. I also really like seafood, my favorite fish being Mahi Mahi, Cod, and Halibut. Beyond that, I love beans, noodles, and rice. My biggest downfall is Mexican food! I love it so much, but i always want the bad things >_
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I have started our own little "mini" traditions. We really enjoy going shopping together, picking unique ingredients out and experimenting with them to broaden our meal options. We also really love grilling out when the weather is warm and in particular like to throw extravagant 4th of July parties with our friends. Extravagant meaning lots of good drinks, deliciously grilled meats in a variety of flavors, and to die for sides! And don't forget loud, crazy fireworks!
My cooking triumphs
I have really mastered fish. I am proud that we have utilized more fish in our diet, and I have really spread my wings from my family's traditional cooking habits (loads of soul food, fast food, and quick fix meals...) I also feel very good about mastering more from scratch dishes and more vegetables.
My cooking tragedies
I unfortunately make technical mistakes when I cook. Rarely does my food ever turn out bad. Some fires, burnt plastic, and exploding macaroni? That is a different story. On thanksgiving day last year (2012), I placed a nice, fresh hot pan of baked macaroni in a glass dish on the stove. This stove had been piping hot all day, and I failed to remember that the oven had been on non-stop. Hence, the eyes were still very warm from the heat from the oven. With no warning, and my mother, my sister, and myself standing nearby, my macaroni decided to combust (glass and all) and ruin. I had to fly out and make a much less satisfying macaroni with the boxed variety. Ah well!
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Szechwan Shrimp
Very delicious! I can't believe the szechwan sauce was so easy to make. It was quick and satisfying. We ate it with plain steamed white rice.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2014
Oven Roasted Potatoes
I believe this recipe turned out very nicely! I found it quickly and on a whim and made it for dinner because my we were running low on supplies EXCEPT for potatoes. Good recipe, and I will make again for sure.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2013
Banana Pudding Surprise
This pudding got raving reviews at my family's 4th of July celebration! I loved it! I followed it to a T. Personally, I think it was very clever to include the cream cheese in the recipe because it gave it such a smooth delicious flavor and added some tartness. It was very unique, and I nor my family have ever had banana pudding this way, but it turned out so good that my grandmother and mom who are the cooking gurus in the family have requested that I make it at our next family functions. I didn't get to include the raspberries because I bought a bad batch, but the rest of the desert was so great I'm sure either way it will be delicious time and time again. I'm never making banana pudding the same way I did before. Thanks for the great recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2013
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