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Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Photography, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a talented art student who left art class to pursue art simply in another form; cooking! Not only do I enjoy preparing food, I also love to learn about nutrition, the science of cooking and to use my art skills in it as well.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that has to do with baking =)
My cooking tragedies
Oh my. Forgetting to grease a sheet, most definitely that. Accidentally letting flames go up in the oven (luckily I stayed calm and dosed it out!)... now that was bad. ^-^;
Recipe Reviews 185 reviews
Dad's Pad Thai
This was good! Out of personal preference, I omitted bean sprouts and green onions. Used only 1/2 tsp of red pepper powder, I didn't want to overkill the spiciness, although I couldn't taste the pepper at all, so maybe more is ok! I used 2 tbsp of fish sauce and 2 tbsp of soy sauce, and that worked better for me in terms of flavor. Next time I'll try adding some peanut butter too. I also added some cubed tofu, fish cake cut into strips, and used 2 eggs. The whole recipe took me about 45mins to make! I went from not very hungry to very hungry while making it. I also think that the serving size is a bit off... I had to use 8oz of noodles to feed four people!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2014
Cream Cheese Pound Cake I
Great pound cake! Crumb texture is very fine thanks to the usage of cake flour. It has a pound cake yet cheesecake like texture... a bit reminiscent of an Asian style cheese cake. I used only 2 cups of sugar and half the amount of both vanilla and almond extract. I didn't put in the eggs and flour alternately, I simply ended up beating the eggs in one after another, and then once all the eggs were incorporated (and the batter was fluffy as a cloud), sifted in the flour, and a half tsp of baking powder just to ensure that it would rise well, and beat all the dry ingredients in on a low speed setting. This is a lovely pound cake with minimal changes, save reducing the sugar. My cake didn't sink very noticeably after taking it out of the oven.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2014
Green Tea Muffins
I was very unpleased with this recipe. The result was very very dense, even thought I increased the baking powder to 1 and half tsp. As many people mentioned dryness, I reduced the flour to 1 and half cups. It wasn't dry, but it was just so dense that it couldn't have been dry anyway. I like my green tea taste a little stronger, so I increased the powder to 3 tablespoons. That was probably the only saving grace of the whole result- it had a nice green tea flavor. But this recipe is not even worth retrying, there are so many better recipes out there that won't yield such a dense result without a bunch of modifications. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2013

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