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Jun. 20, 2011 7:52 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013 6:30 pm
I've touched on this topic in the past, but I want to touch on it again... how I've begun to actually enjoy vegetables. I have to say, I am pretty proud of myself. A year and a half ago my diet  (and when I say diet, I don't mean DIET, I mean what I ate on a daily basis, I don't believe in… MORE
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About this Cook
I'm 25 years old, living at home with my parents and my sister who recently graduated from college. I have an amazing boyfriend who LOVES FOOD. I'm out of work right now, since the job market is rough right now I have decided that I will use this time to learn how to cook. My parents, sister, and sometimes my boyfriend are my guinea pigs for new recipes; they (usually) enjoy them and luckily we haven't had to throw any out and order pizza lol. I'm always looking for simple, but delicious dishes that I will still have time to make once I go back to work.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a very picky eater, so really anything that I actually end up liking!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is an excellent baker so most of them revolve around that (raisin bread for Thanksgiving/Christmas is one of my faves).
My cooking triumphs
Anything that everyone in my house enjoys (we all have very different tastes).
My cooking tragedies
In high school, my sister and I decided to cook dinner for ourselves one weekend when my parents weng away; we tried to make mashed potatoes. After we baked them (in the microwave probably, and probably not for long enough) we chopped them up and put them in a bowl with some milk and butter. We tried to mash them with the hand mixer, but they were so hard that they didn't mash very well. We ended up with what I would describe as a potato-soup like liquid with hard chunks of potatoes.
Recipe Reviews 157 reviews
Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin
Good recipe. I like to use it as the main ingredient in tacos rather than serving over rice. I used slightly less ketchup than it called for and white onions instead of scallions (all I had). I also cut the pork into more than four pieces - I sliced it about 1/2 - 1 inch thick then pounded it. My only other change was to add the onions to the pan first, then add the garlic (I did not mix it into the sauce originally), then add the pineapple and followed the rest as is.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2013
Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup with Cardamom
Great soup! I left out the cardamom because I didn't have it. I also used another cup of chicken broth and I'm glad I did - it was nice a thick, but would have been too thick without the extra broth.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2011
Refrigerator Rolls II
Very easy to make and delicious!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2011
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