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wendyla


wendyla
 
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Charity Work
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About this Cook
As soon as I could stand, I was in the kitchen helping my mother cook for my two brothers and dad. Today, cooking is a relaxing and creative time for me, and I love to read recipes all the time looking for new things to try! I live in beautiful Santa Barbara, on the central california coast, and have access to some of the freshest and best vegetables and fish available. Being a vegetarrian, this is a great plus! I work as a philanthropist, working with local charities, and practice yoga everyday. I am really loving all the regional recipes from people throughout the US!
My favorite things to cook
Love mediterranean foods -- grape leaves, spanakiopita, stuffed veggies, rice pilaf. Soups are also a specialty, as are my famous veggie fritattas. Of course all kinds of Pastas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's pies.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Eastern Rice Salad
Yummy, my guests loved it. I used brown rice instead of white, ommitted the spinach and added chopped carrot. For the dressing, I used my standby Oriental dressing recipe from the "Oriental Cold Noodle Salad" recipe on this site (adding in 2 TBS of chopped fresh ginger) Excellent, Healthy and really tasty!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2009
Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie
I made the onion filling and half-and-half/egg mixture as directed, but added a shot of Worcestershire Sauce and some paprika to the liquid and a lot of love to the preparation. I did not put it in a cracker crust, instead I layered the onions, and about a cup of swiss cheese in a casserole pan (I made three layers). Topped it with the crushed ritz crackers/ Turned out YUMMY and house smelled so good while it was cooking.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2009
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Made these for my BF and they turned out the perfect consistency and crispiness level. I added 1/2t of Vanilla and next time I will increase the peanut butter a bit.....

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2009
 
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