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Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook, and share meals with family and friends. My favorite wine is Oregon pinot noir - great to cook with or serve with dinner!
My cooking triumphs
The most beautiful buche de noel, served at Christmas dinner... lovely to look at and delicious to eat.
My cooking tragedies
Liver casserole, a traditional Finnish dish. Let's just say: the dog loved it.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic recipe. Tasted great with half butter/half margarine. OK to make dough ahead and let sit in the fridge a while, even overnight. Easier to scoop and the cookies don't get too thin in the oven. Only downside is that slightly undercooking these cookies - as requested by my teen daughter, who loves undercooked cookies - resulted in a slight aftertaste of baking soda. But, baked to light golden brown (no more), they are perfect!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2013
Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
Simple, spicy, delicious. No need to add salt (broth, beans, cheese provide enough). Two cans beans is plenty, so is 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. Used white onion for a Mexican touch. Simmered two chicken breasts in broth with a few chunks of onion before chopping chicken and to remaining ingredients along with the broth the breasts had simmered in. Added 1 heaping T masa harina before last 15 minutes of cooking to lightly thicken the sauce. Stirred in 3 T chopped fresh cilantro just before serving. Instead of mixing in the cheese, topped individual bowls with 1/4 cup cheese and a few tortilla chips for texture. Served with cold Corona and lime. My husband loved it. So did I.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2013
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