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julie a


julie a
 
Home Town: Williamsville, New York, USA
Living In: Lewiston, New York, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening
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About this Cook
I am a 30 year old stay at home mother of 2 young girls.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook gourmet foods, especially vegetarian because when I started out on my own I did not eat meat. Unfortunately with 2 fussy eaters under 5 years old in the house I spend more time perfecting homemade mac and cheese but when it's just the hubby and me I can go all out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None! My mother was not a good cook and didn't make anything I liked, even to this day. As a child I remember beef stew, liver and onions, sloppy joes. Ugh, it's a wonder I ate anything at all.
My cooking triumphs
Pan seared Mahi Mahi with carmelized onion risotto. The risotto was prepared in the microwave from a recipe I got here on allrecipes. It was so good, my husband thought I ordered in from the local gourmet restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
Pad Thai. Although it would have been good, when I soaked the rice noodles I didn't notice that they were supposed to be soaked in very hot water. I used cold water and they were the toughest noodles ever!
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Pumpkin Bread IV
I loved this bread although I did make some changes. I scaled it down to only 1 9x5 loaf and I used a stick of melted butter instead of oil. Used 1 1/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp nutmeg a scant 1/2 tsp cloves and a scant 1/4 tsp ginger. It's delicious. Next time a may use a mixture of brown and white sugars (the outside was a little crisp from the white sugar I think) and might substitute half the butter out for extra pumpkin (or yogurt). Very versatile recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2014
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
I'm in the minority here but I found this recipe pretty blah. If I make this again I will double all the spices and maybe try melted butter instead of oil. If.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2014
Banana Pancakes I
Very good pancakes. Giving 4 stars because as other reviewers mentioned, they definitely need about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Also they must be pretty small pancakes. I made 1 and 1/2x the recipe and got exactly 12 pancakes. Will make again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2014
 
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