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Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler
Rhubarb-Raspberry Crunch
Zucchini Bread
pumpkin cream cheese-filled cupcakes w/ ginger streusel
About this Cook
electronics engineer with a fondness for cooking, art, and music. a marathon runner. proud owner of Kuma (dog), Hemingway (cat), and Amadeus (cat).
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, b/c I love to eat them. Chicken, b/c it was a college meat staple. Fish, b/c I come from a family with generations of fishermen.
My cooking tragedies
Steak! Growing up, my parents always cooked steak well done, so I hated beef in general, steak in particular. Then post-college I tried steak medium-rare & I was in love! I haven't been able to cook good steak, though. Always comes out either too bloody or too dry, and I don't know how to pick good cuts.
Recipe Reviews 60 reviews
Bake Sale Lemon Bars
It is rather misleading to try a highly rated recipe when there have been so many changes. I followed the changes that apparently everyone said makes it a 5 star recipe. Way too much flour in the filling, and maybe even too many eggs. It was rubbery and pasty. I've had WAY better lemon bar recipes. And I'm not even sure whether to rate the original recipe poorly or the modifications. I figure if the modifications were supposed to make it better (and the modifications were not good), the original was worse? Again, just misleading.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2011
Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes
Thought this was way too sweet, and more like a dessert than a side dish with the crumb topping. It was very sweet and a little tangy, without any depth in flavor or spices. This would've passed more as a sweet potato pie or cobbler. It definitely needed more herbs or spices to make it a side dish. Candied yams have more depth of flavor, in my opinion, and the crumb topping just totally classified the dish as a dessert.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2009
Zucchini Corn Fritters
These were very good, but I think they needed more spice or a sauce topping to go with it. They did absorb a lot of oil, but I don't think anyone expected something fried to be healthy. My batter was initially very doughy before adding the vegetables but became quite watery afterwards, which worried me, but it turned out fine b/c they flatten to make easy silver dollar pancakes. I used whole wheat flour which tends to be drier, but with all the oil and veggies it turned out fine. I actually used a little more than 2 cups of zucchini and a whole can of corn. I think it could've used more zucchini. I'll definitely make this again w/ some tweaks.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2009
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