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Sam Az

Sam Az
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Living In: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Indian, Middle Eastern, Quick & Easy
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Lime Chicken Nachos (variation)
About this Cook
I love cooking - although eating what I cook is another story... I've been baking since my mom let me turn on the oven by myself (possibly... 5th grade?), before that I baked with my baby-sitter's little sister! So much fun!
My favorite things to cook
Bread! There's nothing like kneading bread until it hits the perfect texture. And desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Frying hundreds of samosas for Eid parties...
My cooking triumphs
Mango lassi, yum!
My cooking tragedies
1) My many fortune cookie disasters. Why does it seem like I'm the only one who cares about the recipe for fortune cookies? 2) Cooking lentil soup... with a whole bag of lentils. I had no idea they would expand like that. I had to eat lentil soup for 1 month. Never again.
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Spinach Quiche
Excellent spinach quiche, have made it twice now; I cut down the butter to 1 tbsp and use the Better Homes and Garden pie crust recipe. I was also, like other reviewers, able to divide this into 2 tart pans easily.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2012
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
It turned out okay, except that it was very watery. I think I'll next time try cooking the apple pie filling to soften it before I add it to the crust. The sugar created a caramel taste, which was great.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2012
Lebanese-Style Red Lentil Soup
Cut out the pepper and doubled the cumin. Added the onion/garlic at the end. Had to add waaay more broth to make it more like a soup than dal (indian curry).

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2012
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