SHIRINA Profile - (1978297)

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Member Since: Oct. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I grew up with a family of wonderful cooks but unfortunately I didn't get that gene until I was married. My Mom, Dad and younger brother are all fabulous in the kitchen...making-up their own recipes, etc. I'm growing that way but still not too confident in myself to make-up extensive recipes...however, I have made-up a delicious vegetable soup and a few other small recipes. I'm great though at cooking all of their recipes!
My favorite things to cook
Vegetables, grilled anything, potato dishes, salads
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving was awesome growing up! The whole family would pitch in and there was so much food. Now, my family lives in different parts of the country so it's usually just me and my husband and sometimes my Mom on Thanksgiving. But, we still cook like 50 people are coming over!!! It's so much fun and my husband really enjoys experimenting with new ways to cook the turkey!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking our first Thanksgiving dinner...mastering my mom's lasagna's pot roast...and dad's zucchini casserole...
My cooking tragedies
Made a pound cake for the first time using my husband's grandmother's recipe. He was so excited that we decided to take it to my in-law's for Christmas eve dinner...not a good time to experiment on a new recipe...everyone was polite and ate it...funny thing is, I made the pound cake in a bundt cake pan...
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Flank Steak Pinwheels
I had to use very thinly sliced top loin because they didn't have flank steak at the grocery store. I also used swiss cheese in place of the feta. The result was outstanding! My husband wants to make the steak again tonight, marinated and stir-fried with veggies. SO SO SO Good! And SO SO SO Easy!Thanks for the recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2005
Brownie Oat Cookies
Yum! I didn't have any problem with it being too dry. I made my cookies big so I only got about 20. I also added chocolate chips. Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2005
Beef Stew VI
Yummy! Added corn and mushrooms. Also added more cornstarch. Served with white and rye bread. Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2005
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