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Kitchen Experiences of a Student

 
Aug. 18, 2010 12:40 pm 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2011 5:18 pm
My boyfriend and I just returned from a week-long trip to Mazatlan. We had an amazing time – even though it was the off-season and the humidity was nearly unbearable. When I told all my friends and coworkers I was going to , they all said “oh, you’ll love it, all-inclusives are great!”… MORE
 
 
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Tags:  Holidays, How-To, Mexican
 
 
Aug. 3, 2010 9:39 am 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2011 4:30 pm
I’m sure this has been done before, but I’m going to kick off another one in blog form :) I recently read Baking Nana’s blog about cooking with the rice cooker, and read several uses for leftovers and kitchen utensils in the bag of newspaper clippings my BF’s mom gave me, and I began … MORE
 
 
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PolkaDot

Home Town
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Member Since
Sep. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I'm a 22 year old novice cook - I live with my boyfriend in a small apartment with a teeny kitchen. Right now I'm trying to eat healthier and cut some meat out of my diet - I'm writing a blog about cooking my way through a vegetarian cookbook! I love trying new recipes, and adjusting them to suit my tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQing, making casseroles, and putting together any kind of soup. I'm also trying to get into baking - my kitchen is tiny so I have to use simple recipes, but I love making muffins and cookies to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom taught me how to make brown sugar syrup for our homemade pancakes - everytime she made pancakes at home, I would make the sauce to go with them.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna Day - My first ever dinner party in my apartment, I made spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna from scratch, and apple crisp. It was a hit with my friends, I got so many compliments!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school I decided to make some cinnamon buns, but the only recipe I could find was a huge batch, so I cut it in half. However, when I went to mix the ingredients, I found myself adding the full amount of some but only half of others, and I couldn't remember how much of each I'd already done. I tried cooking them anyways, but they were terrible!
 
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