THEMUNCH_TX Profile - (1972263)

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Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Katy, Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb
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About this Cook
I'm a 30-year-old full time grad student working on a degree in library science. I'm married, no kids yet, but have three dogs who like to pick up after me in the kitchen (you know, because of all the food I end up dropping on the floor). I got my love of cooking from my dad, whose a devotee of Julia Child. My husband makes fun of my cooking, but I think I'm much better than he give me credit for!
My favorite things to cook
I don't really have a favorite - I like to experiment and try new recipes. Mostly I'm just really happy when I get positive reactions from those for whom I've cooked. GIves me a chance to brag and share my recipes. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from Hungarian stock on my mother's side, so naturally, I have to have a recipe for Hungarian stuffed cabbage! My sister and I decided to get our recipe the old fashioned way - by watching our mom make it. My mom learned how to make it by watching my grandmother, who in turn learned it from watching my great grandmother. Hopefully I'll get to show my daughters how to make it one day. Now, whenever I have a chance to make the stuffed cabbage, it makes me feel a connection to all those women before me who used the same family recipe!
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook diabetic-friendly foods after I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I can finally make a low-sugar cheesecake that tases good!
My cooking tragedies
I have this bad habit of setting things on fire. This phenomenon only started occuring after I moved in with my now husband. So far I've set the toaster oven on fire about three times, the stove top twice, the microwave once, and once filled the house with so much smoke from a chicken pot pie that boiled over in the oven that we had to leave the doors and windows open all night.
Recipe Reviews 92 reviews
Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins
Yummy! I only rated 4 as written because the honey and topping can be greatly reduced. But with those reductions, an excellent, moist muffin that sneaks in veggies!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2014
Chinese Lion's Head Soup
Yum! Easy to make and even my kids liked it. I did add a clove of garlic each to the meat mixture and while sauteeing the cabbage. I reduced the ginger and sesame oil by half just because I tend to find those particular flavors a bit overpowering. Served with noodles. Next time I'll brown the meatballs first (my husband felt they were mushy) and add the sauteed cabbage at the end so it ends up a bit more crispy.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2014
Brown Sugar Brownies
Ridiculously easy! Not my favorite sweet, but they were tasty, and the rest of the family really liked them.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2014
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