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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 32 reviews
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.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2014
Great-Grandmother Steinbeck's Johnnycake (Cornbread)
This is excellent. My only concern is that 4 teaspoons of baking powder is a lot of sodium in addition to the baking soda and salt. I used 3 teaspoons and it cam out perfect. Next time I will try 2 and 1/2. I also used yellow cornmeal because I like the color. I like my cornbread with a rich corn flavor so I might play around with adding some pureed corn next time. As written, this recipe only took about 20 minutes to bake.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2012
Zucchini Brownies
Ok, at first try I didn't like these. I think they need to set for 2-3 hours before you serve them. They definitely developed a better texture over time. Also, without the frosting they weren't sweet enough and they didn't look very pretty. The frosting definitely complements the recipe so if you don't want to frost them I'd try a different recipe. Peel the zucchini if you don't want anyone wondering what the green stuff is. I would make these again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2012
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