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Living In: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm 1.5 years post-op from gastric bypass surgery. You'll notice in most of my reviews that I've made alterations to the dishes in order to make them lower in fat. Lower in fat means that my poor stomach will tolerate the food better. I love exotic and spicy foods. Since I eat so little, I want everything I eat to be packed full of flavor. I have found that spending a lot of time cooking a meal increases my enjoyment of the small amounts of food I can eat.
My favorite things to cook
I love Asian and Indian food. I find that their preparation methods make so much more sense than the European-American cooking I grew up with. Asian food allows all of the ingredients to really shine individually, while adding to the whole dish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I may love Asian food but there is a soft spot in my heart for good old fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. I love chicken pot pie and all the fantastic baked goods that my area is famous for, like shoo-fly pie.
My cooking triumphs
Every year I make 10-15 batches of Christmas cookies. No one else in my family takes the time to do that anymore so everyone is always so appreciative and complimentary of my cookies. Even if they are terrible, they are better than cookies from a box. :)
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make Japanese miso soup from scratch. It was so bad that I threw it all out, as well as all the left over ingrediants from the recipe. I decided right then and there that I would NEVER try it again.
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Strawnana Bread
Delicious! I've made it twice now. My family loves it and so do I!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2011
Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch
OMG - SOOOOOOO good! I had some corn in the fridge and I threw that in too. Made it perfect with that crispy, sweet addition. My husband told me that he would rather have this recipe than the Alfredo Tuna Noodle Helper (a long standing family favorite).

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2008
Grilled Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Apples
SO GOOD! I used sweet Italian sausage and gala apples and it was just wonderful. The apples and sausage complimented each other perfectly. The vinegar and brown sugar combined to make a wonderful glaze.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2008

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