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Home Town: Taipei, Changhua, Taiwan
Living In: Denver, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I was born in Taiwan and have been living in the States for more than half of my life. I'm a chemist and living with my husband and a proud slave to a pair of house-rabbits and a cockatiel. I love to experiment with new recipes and my husband is my taste-tester! Lots of variety of the recipes on this website with very helpful reviews. The dilemma is always should we try a new restaurant or try a new recipe!
My favorite things to cook
Everything! Pasta, chili, stir-fry, bread, cookies...etc. I don't like very sweet desserts, so I love to make my own that I can adjust the sweetness.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, soup is a must for every meal. I love to make soups that are rich and full of complex flavor.
My cooking triumphs
When I bring out the dishes my husband gives the "wooow", "yummmm"...etc to things I have made!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I try to make a coffee flavored cake. I don't drink much coffee and never paid much attention to it. I grabbed the freshly grounded coffee beans instead instant coffee! That cake smelled so good…but...not eatable!
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
World's Best Lasagna
This one really doesn't need another positive review! It's the best lasagna recipe! Husband took one bite and said "just like grandma's"! It's not anymore time consuming to put together. Made the meat sauce mixture and while it simmers, preceed with cook noodles, mix ricotta cheese mixture and shredded cheeses. Once all those are done, the assembly begi (the sauce probably simmered for 30~45mins at most). Followed the recipe otherwise as written (which is rare for me). It is slightly on the salty side, I would omit the salt all together next time.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2011
Spanish Rice Bake
Good and easy. Made with brown rice (additional time and liquid). Would make it again but will top with less cheese in the end.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2011
Shepherd's Pie VI
Good but could use more seasoning. Made as written but I did add small amount of frozen corn and pea for color. Mush carrots took a while. Next time I would just thinly slice the carrots. The carrot added a good flavor and its a must! Will make it again :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2010

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