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Leah


Leah
 
Home Town: Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA
Living In: North Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Squash Pizza crust
Just me!
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Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe
About this Cook
I'm 26, married to my wonderful husband for 2 years. We have 3 cats that we are mildly obsessed with- but no kids (yet). I work in technology and web design. I work very hard to maintain my weight, and I definitely believe that health and great taste CAN go hand in hand. I purchase mainly organic foods and personal items, because our environment is very important to me.
My favorite things to cook
Anything I've never cooked before!! I love to be pleasantly surprised by something I thought I wouldn't like or something I've never tried before.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family tradition for me revolves around holidays. When I was growing up, my grandmother always had a house full of people, and at Christmastime, a house full of cookies!! Anyone who stopped by was treated to a wide selection of baked goods. I like to say I'm channeling her around that time of year- I like to be the one to carry on her (delicious) baking legacy.
My cooking triumphs
Just the fact that I cook each night is a triumph to me. My Mom cooked each night growing up, and I always though I didn't have the skill- I was the type to burn stuff that you cook in the microwave! Right after I graduated from college, I moved in with my husband, and I realized if I didn't want to eat take out every night, I'd have to cook- and we've just gone from there!!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make spaghetti and meatballs for my husband. The meatballs were black on the outside and pink on the inside. And the spaghetti was mush. He ate it all anyway, but still teases me about it!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
I love this idea- sweet potatoes in a burrito sounds weird at first, but it is SO delicious. I make it with black beans- personal preference. Sometimes, instead of rolling these up into flour tortillas, I'll use corn tortillas and make little pies with them. I mash the sweet potatoes, then I layer one corn tortilla with sweet potato, black beans and cheese, put another tortilla on top and layer it again. I then bake them at 425 for 7-8 mins until they're a bit crispy. And either way, I always serve this with fresh avocado.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2009
Summer Squash Pizza Crust
Delicious! A little softer than the usual crust, but that makes it more dynamic! I made a regular mushroom pizza with it, but next time I think I'll try some feta and artichokes as suggested. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2008
Zucchini Souffle
Very good, came out a little crispier than I expected and required a bit of extra spice, but a very good base!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2008
 
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