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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Saint Charles, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I cook to relax and be creative and I love to eat. My greatest influence has to be my mom. She is always so inventive. When I was a kid, she always was trying out new things on us. I think in doing so, she broadened my taste horizons. Thanks, mom!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook new and different things from other cultures. I'm not afraid to try something from the Indian culture or maybe from Turkey (the country, not the bird). I have passport night once a week at my house. That's where I cook something completely different and new from another country. Somtimes it's a hit and sometimes it's a disaster. But I have increased my repitore.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandpa was a baker. He has passed on, but his cookie recipes live on! Every year at Christmas time, my aunt (grandpa's daughter) and I get together to bake-up his cookies for the celebration. In doing this, it brings the memory of grandpa back and somehow I feel he's sitting there in the kitchen watching us bake his cookies
My cooking triumphs
My chicken noodle soup is as good as any Jewish grandma's.
My cooking tragedies
I can't get pork chops to come out tender. Also, the broiler is somewhat still of a mystery to me. I realize it has an adjustable shelf, but everything I put in there, ends up Cajun-style.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Lasagna Spirals
The only two mods I make on a regular basis is that I use frozen spinach (thawed & drained) instead of broccoli and I leave out the scallions. Other than that, this recipe is a keeper in my family.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2007
Alternative Baked Salmon
Loved it. Mods I made are as follows: Used shallots instead of onion (didn't have one), sauteed fresh garlic instead of dried. Cooked it a tad longer in oven. When I first pulled it out of the oven, I was skeptical, but after a couple of minutes in the broiler, it was wonderful! Will definitely make again. Also served it with lemon wedges on the side. Yum.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2003
Baked Salmon II
Loved this! I did use fresh chopped basil instead of dry and lots of it. I also added extra lemon juice. I will make this again. It's so easy.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2003

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