ShanaMom Profile - (19322948)

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Home Town: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Living In: Groblersdal, Limpopo, South Africa
Member Since: Jul. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Shew...ok I am a young mom of 2! I work fulltime and find (next to an amazing bubble bath/spa day) the kitchen is my best way to relax! I'm a native Illinoisan (hehe) but have been living in South Africa for 3 years! I find the excitement of combining the tastes of home with this amazing new culture can never get old! And lucky for me my husband and toddler are up for just about anything edible!
My favorite things to cook
oooh this is so difficult to answer! I love cooking mexican especially since I can't go buy it here! And chinese for that matter as well! However pasta is an all time favorite in my house! Still, I think my favorite is something that can go great with a braai(barbeque) any day of the week!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Braai is a huge tradition here. This is a good ol' grilling out, but South Africans take it to a whole new level! It is about more than just the meat on the fire. It is the food, the music, the place, the entire atmosphere!!
My cooking triumphs
Bringing the diversity of cooking from America to my family in South Africa! They have taught me so much about food and preparation here and I have had the joy of expanding all of our menus by introducing so many wonderful dishes from home! (My husband is a sucker for southern fried chicken!!)
My cooking tragedies
I recently learnt on my sons 1st birthday that no matter how great I cook and all the wonderful amazing things I can bake, a cake is still my pitfall!! I'm scared I will never master this trick!
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