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wssmom profile page  muddied meyer martini

  • Wssmom takes a creative and whimsical approach to bring life to everyday cooking. From refreshingly simple dishes like Apple and Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Ginger and Glazed Onions with Honey and Sherry to heartier plates of "Backstretch Chef"-Inspired Curry Chicken (with apples and bananas!) and Vegetarian Lentil Chili with Corn and Black Beans, you can tell from her headnotes, ingredients, and instructions that wssmom is having a lot of fun in her Long Island kitchen.

  • Wssmom's imagination blossoms in the cocktail shaker, too. Check out her inventive, seasonal twists on bar favorites: the dirty martini (Muddied Meyer Martini, pictured above with a photo by Sagegreen), hot buttered rum (Holiday Spice Buttered Rum), and piña colada (Carrot Cocktail -- definitely not a purist's version, unless you happen to be Bugs Bunny).

  • For more of wssmom's delicious recipes, see her profile page and fan her here.

  • Read wssmom's profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    Chocolate-covered ants (I am not making this up)

    What do you cook when home alone?
    Mark Bittman's recipe for pasta with zucchini

    Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Paring knife

    Your ideal meal:
    Anything involving crab, fresh corn on the cob, vine-ripe tomatoes and pinot grigio 

    Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    Someday I would like to splurge and purchase organic grass-fed ribeye steak to grill

    The number of bottles of wine you own:
    Holding steady at 6 

    The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:

    Kitchen pet peeve:
    Having to search for various implements the husband put back in the wrong place

    Your favorite cookbook:
    My brand-new copy of the The Essential New York Times Cookbook! (Waiting for a chance to get it autographed)