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Shawna Singh Mason

Shawna Singh Mason
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Glendale Heights, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a happy home cook who enjoys zesty all American flavors. My parents are from Delhi, India. I was raised on the complex flavors of North India. While my Mom can turn out a MEAN traditional Thanksgiving dinner, she is terrible at cooking American food. To compensate, I learned to cook as a young teen. I've been cooking ever since...and loving every experimental moment. My husband is a Hoosier who dislikes vegetables and many other strong flavors. It's been a challenge learning to suit his tastes, but I've discovered some great new techniques. Lately, I've been looking for lighter/healthier meals as both of our midsections have been growing at an alarming rate. Happy Cooking! I hope you enjoy my custom recipes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to make is my favorite thing to eat - DESSERTS!!!
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salsa
I am not sure if I should be reviewing this, considering that I made so many changes. I made this for a grilling party to serve with steaks. I subbed black beans for the black olives, omitted the red bell pepper & jalepeno to suite the main dish I was serving. Everyone enjoyed it. My mom loved it. I thought it was just ok. Needs another acid component. I used the juice from 1 lime, an equal portion of olive oil, and salt to taste. Simple and good, but nothing to write home about.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2012
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Great as is. Perfect starter recipe - variations are truly infinite. I added dried minced onion, garlic powder, and parsley. Making it again tonight with dill. I like it crispier so I reduced it down to 3 potatoes and baked it in two 9 inch tart pans. I also sprinkled some cheese and panko crumbs on top. I also recommend layering potatoes and sauce, starting with a small amount of sauce on the bottom.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2012
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
It just didn't emulsify (sp?) for me - although, I followed the directions exactly. Very disappointed. I tried many fixes, none worked.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2012
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