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witchywoman


witchywoman
 
Home Town: Forks, Washington, USA
Living In: Castle Rock, Washington, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Music
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Apr. 21, 2012 6:53 am 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2015 12:43 pm
I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on Life in an RV. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I've been married to my husband for almost 10 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state about 30 miles Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight series. First, I am a food writer. My blog is called Baked Lava and I'm currently cooking my way around the world, a meal from every country and territory and lots of original recipes. I feature my original recipes in a monthly column for our local newspaper. I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my container garden and the community garden that I've helped get started. My garden passion is growing rare heirloom tomatoes. I admin several garden groups on Facebook. I love to create new recipes. I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety. I am a multiple prize-winning nature photographer. I am also a professional cook and work in the food industry and continue to further my education with every opportunity that comes my way.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal for 4 people with a budget of $20. Right now I am in the middle of my "Austerity" project where we are solely eating from the freezers and cupboards...you really have to creative to do this and I am making up recipes as I go...I have used a few AR recipes and credit back to them, though.
My cooking triumphs
I've had several of my original recipes published. I've had my blog featured in a magazine. I now write a monthly food column based on my blog for our local newspaper. I am a Food Buzz featured publisher, I'm on PetitChef, RecipesUS and Foodista among many, many other cooking websites. I guess it's safe to say that due to my cooking, I have now ventured into the world of food blogging and into a smaller group of us fellow global food bloggers and I've made some amazing friends. I've recently had several recipes published in a co-op cookbook of international food bloggers.
My cooking tragedies
There have been several and there aren't enough characters in the 1000 allotted to list them all down! My motto? Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You've got nothing to lose by trying something new!
Recipe Reviews 168 reviews
Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler
It looked really delicious coming out of the oven. Smelled good, too. The flavor, however, is lacking some key component. I'm not sure what it was, but, it just wasn't there. It is a good base recipe to play around with, though...I'll monkey around with it some more until I figure out what it is lacking. I used marionberries to make mine. Thanks for submitting the recipe, it truly is a great recipe for a beginning cook to try their hand at making a homemade cobbler.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2014
Dad's Favorite Detroit-Style Roquefort Burgers
Perfect recipe! We loved this...I made them into bacon cheeseburgers and had to make a judgement call and use gorgonzola rather than roquefort because that's all I could find. We'll make these from now on...absolutely delicious and 5 forks up from all around my picnic table! Thanks for a superb recipe!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2012
Carolina Style Ribs
Super good! I'll use this recipe in my regular grilling rotation from now on! Thanks for submitting this.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2012
 
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