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Evie


Evie
 
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Living In: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a Californian transplanted into Nebraska since I married my college sweetheart. Luckily he's not meat and potatoes kind of guy, and like me, he lives to eat. We run a database marketing consulting business from our home, so we're able to cook yummy things most nights. We're collaborative in the kitchen, even during snowy nights we throw stuff on the grill. We've found great seafood at our local food coop, and subscribe to the local CSA for fresh, locally-grown vegetables all summer.
My favorite things to cook
My latest craze is Spanish. It's super-healthy and uses ingredients that are readily available. It's not listed as a choice in the profile, but Spanish is numero uno in our household.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We've only been married since 2008 so our "traditions" are forming. But, we have a Thanksgiving meal that we hope will become tradition. On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, I cook up three soups and the 20+ other people bring the rest. This year it's Chili, Mexican Chicken and Spanish Roasted Vegetable. Yum!
My cooking triumphs
I like making cooking a game. So I pick a cookbook and make one recipe a week out of it. Having the CSA vegetables over the summer is like Christmas every Thursday, we pick up the box and then head to the market to buy the rest of that night's dinner. I bought a new Spanish cookbook for the winter, so will have a new source of recipes. And, once a week, I have my husband pick a cookbook and I make a recipe from that book for dinner. My entertaining triumph was a wedding shower we held for a vegetarian marrying a carnivore. The perfect solution? Shish-Ka-Bobs. I marinated beef, chicken, shrimp and vegetables and everyone made their own skewers and threw them on the grill. Everyone was happy and I didn't have to cook a thing!
My cooking tragedies
Even though I really try to make every dinner perfectly, I've learned not to obsess about pleasing everyone. Our favorite quote is, "Pizza is only 30 minutes away."
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Summery Corn Salad
Loved this recipe. The right combination of oil and red wine vinegar so it wasn't too acidic. Added a small amount of chopped red, green and yellow peppers. My husband added to his "Keeper" list. Great dish for a summer side, or to take to a party or potluck.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2013
Unbelievable Spinach Calzones
The filling makes a big batch, so you can use it for a party or freeze what you don't use. We've turned calzone night into a party, everybody rolls out their own dough, adds their own ingredients and we hang out while they're baking. Makes for fun conversation and personality-typing!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2012
Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza - No Red Sauce!
Great, easy recipe for a quick Friday night at home. I followed another reviewer's recommendation and used 4 oz. of goat cheese and it was great. Drain the pesto so it doesn't have a lot of oil, mine had too much and ran over so the oven was a mess. Other than that, yeah!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2012
 
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