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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Miami, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I've apparently had a knack and interest in cooking since I was in elementary school - thanks to my parents and grandparents who also possessed such and inspired me through their own cuisine choices, gourmet cooking groups, etc. I didn't choose it professionally as it was more of a hobby and I chose another profession (designer / consultant).
My favorite things to cook
Anything I can be creative cooking! I rarely follow recipes - I use them for 'inspiration' and 'suggested guidelines'. :) I don't care for baking as much. Too technical and not as much freedom.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father's career started as a chemist and he's a fantastic cook. He's fascinated with the 'chemistry' of how breads, pastas, etc. work together. One favorite family cooking tradition is he will play with that end of a meal and I'll whip up a complimentary other part (more creative). Great father-daughter time and great compliments to each other and a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Good question....anything I guess people want more of. Or ask for the recipe and I really can't give them one - don't use them many times.
My cooking tragedies
Anything creative baking related maybe. :) I applaud all pastry chefs....I'm amazed at the amount of creativity and time spent. I have no patience myself to make such masterpieces!
Recipe Reviews 52 reviews
Vegan Pancakes
These were fantastic! I did make a couple of adjustments: I used 1c white whole wheat + 1/4c oats (instead of just flour),

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Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2014
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
Very good. We really liked these.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2014
Double Tomato Bruschetta
This. Is. The. Best. So good! This is my "go to" recipe for bruschetta.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2014

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