BOKBOKBAGOK Profile - (18982795)

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Home Town: Portland, Oregon, USA
Living In: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am married to a great cook and always have a skilled pair of hands in the kitchen. I am adventurous and work hard not to get into ruts with my food...but tried and true recipes are a wife's best friend! I am a working woman and sometimes it's a challenge to make home-cooked food consistently. I rely heavily on pre-cut veggies and little shortcuts that save time and help me make a tasty dish. I make breads from scratch because I don't want to stray too far from the old ways..tradition is important to me.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, ethnic foods, breads, pot pies,and slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy making food that I grew up with. My family is from Syria and the food while growing up is a fond memory. I hope to create the same homey comfort for my own children. Never forget where you came from!
My cooking triumphs
A dark chocolate/white chocolate cheesecake with berries and almonds for an aunt, amazing hummus that I bring to holiday parties, Mulligatawny Soup!
My cooking tragedies
I made a pumpkin-chicken chowder once, and tossed it! It was so gross! It tasted like baby food.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Swiss Chicken Casserole II
I thought this was good, but next time I will add more seasoning to the stuffing...and not just rely on the stuffing packet in the bag. I doubled the recipe for a crowd and my brother-in-law asked me if he could take some home. A little baby was joining us for dinner and she ate 2 peices of chicken!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2009
Mulligatawny Soup I
I'm amazed my husband even tried this, he's so picky. But he came back for seconds, so I'll be making it again. This was a very tasty and 'homey' soup. My family loved it. I doubled the recipe thinking I would have lots of leftovers...I didn't have much and my family didn't eat like pigs. Next time, to really have leftovers, I will want to triple or even quadruple the recipe. This would seem excessive for alot of other recipes, but this soup is worth the ingredients to triple or quadruple it. Happy eating!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2008
World's Best Lasagna
I made this recipe about a week ago, and I've been thinking about it ever since! By far, the best lasagna I have ever made. This recipe is my new go-to recipe for lasagna. It was meaty without being too much, it wasn't oily at the bottom like some recipes I've tried. The flavor was what made it. It was the most authentic tasting lasagna that I ever had. I put it in front of 3 men and they were like a pack of wolves. Don't rush anything in the steps and don't change anything. You will definitely be cheating yourself.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2008

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