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Home Town: Athens, Georgia, USA
Living In: Mountainhome, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a very eclectic girl, moderately tattooed with a quirky sense of humor. People are always surprised at the fact that I LOVE to cook! My idea of a perfect day is picking fresh veggies out of my garden and spending the day creating masterpieces hanging with my pets and surprising hubby with the dishes I come up with.
My favorite things to cook
Give me some fresh veggies and I'm in pure nirvana coming up with new ideas. I love all types of cuisine and especially enjoy fusion cooking - blending Asian w/ Mexican flavors, etc. My new favorite ingredient is TVP since I'm a vegetarian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being from the South originally, my heart belongs to those Southern basics I grew up with, but making them my own with a vegetarian twist. Less is sometimes more with Southern foods, and I love letting the main ingredients take center stage - things like corn, tomatoes, biscuits and those oh so decadent desserts like my grandmother used to make!
My cooking triumphs
I think I've done very well making normally meat based dishes using meat substitutes - specifically my "meat faux-f" as I call it...meatless loaf made with TVP. Even my meat eating hubby loves it!
My cooking tragedies
I do tend to over salt - I'll admit it...so my nice, fresh San Marzano red sauce once was so salty you could sail a ship in it! I often forget that other people don't quite love salt the way I do...lol.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
I followed this recipe exactly and it came out amazing! Definitely the best brownies I've ever made. I'm not a huge chocolate person, but these brownies will make you crave them. Perfect combination of cake-like and fudgy. The chocolate chips are a great addition. I also agree with some other posters that they are even more amazing the next day. That is...if there are any left the next day! Definitely my go-to brownie recipe from now on.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2013
Vegan Pancakes
Awesome pancakes! I used Bisquick and added the sugar, water & oil and these came out SO good. Very light and not the heavy, filling pancakes the ones with eggs and milk usually end up as. I also added fresh blueberries and topped them w/ fresh peaches and strawberries. I'll be using this recipe from now on! Thanks for posting it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2010
Easy Lemon Bars
I just made this recipe for a Mother's Day brunch and it turned out beautifully! Very easy, yet very tasty as well. Very subtle on the lemon so it's not overpowering. I am so pleased with these that I will definitely make them again. Couldn't be happier!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2006

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