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Anti-soccer mom in Bethesda Maryland. Some of my favorite things to do are birding, reading, watching non-Hollywood films and trying out new recipes. My daughter a vegetarian which makes cooking dinner for the family a lot more challenging. I love most fish dishes and almost all chicken recipes. My favorite cuisine is probably Indian or Thai. My least favorite cuisine is American.

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Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough Recipe

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana Pizza Dough Recipe

[I posted this recipe.] — cedarwaxwing 4/12/2010
Red Lentil Dhal

Red Lentil Dhal

[I posted this recipe.] — cedarwaxwing 10/27/2007
Vegetable Bryani

Vegetable Bryani

[I posted this recipe.] — cedarwaxwing 10/27/2007
Basil Pasta

Basil Pasta

I actually heated up the tomato mixture since I was serving this as a main course. It worked well, the cheese melting to smooth lumps of deliciousness. — AkSnow 11/8/2006
Jajek (cucumber yogurt salad)

Jajek (cucumber yogurt salad)

[I posted this recipe.] — cedarwaxwing 11/1/2006
Armenian Lentil Soup

Armenian Lentil Soup

This was delicious. I really liked it, but unfortunately my children were not impressed. The only question I have is what line 6 of the ingredients should be. I assumed it was oil since oil is mentioned in the directions, but not in the ingredients. Other than that, it was a good recipe. Perhaps I'll make it again when my children are grown. 11/1/2006
Basil Pasta

Basil Pasta

Is it possible to make this with fresh mushrooms? It sounds great, but I have an aversion to canned mushrooms. — AkSnow 8/26/2006
Italian Beef

Italian Beef

Please note that this actually makes more than 4 servings -- more like 8 or more. — cedarwaxwing 1/22/2006
Italian Beef

Italian Beef

I grew up in the Chicago area and Italian Beef was a common listing on many restaurant menus as well as the signature dish at a number of sandwich shops. This recipe reminds me of my favorite Italian Beef joint: Beef Villa. After you have had your fill of Italian Beef sandwiches and only the broth is left, use the broth to make a delicious Italian Beef soup by adding whatever vegetables you have handy, including diced potatoes. [I posted this recipe.] — cedarwaxwing 1/22/2006

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Sport peppers are small pickled hot peppers. See http://www.viennabeef.com/products/item.asp?PRODUCT_ID=21

4 years ago    cedarwaxwing

I'm thinking about making the Italian Beef recipe. What are sport peppers? Are they the same as bell peppers? Thanks!

4 years ago    Beachbumette

I also grew up in Elgin and frequented Beef Villa often. I do not get back that often but when I am in Chicago always have to get an Italian Beef and of course pizza!! I live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area now and there is a local place that specializes in Chicago sandwiches and their Italian Beef is pretty close to what I remember. Pizza though......still searching!! :-(

4 years ago    tootsietootsie

Yes the sandwich shop whose signature dish I compare the recipe to is the Beef Villa in the Elgin area. I grew up there.

4 years ago    cedarwaxwing

Is this the same Beef Villa that is in the Elgin/Chicago area??? I LOVED their sandwiches. Still miss them!

4 years ago    tootsietootsie

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