Alex Profile - (10054560)

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Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII
Banana Banana Bread
Easy Sugar Cookies
Strawberry Pie VI
About this Cook
I recently graduated from the University of Texas. Lately I have been traveling the world, but I'm ready to get back home and start cooking for my family again.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cakes for my parents and cookies for my friends. I also love making any type of vegetarian dishes and I'm always on the hunt for more recipes!.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family doesn't really have too many cooking traditions. My maternal grandmother loves making cheese enchiladas with Ancho chili peppers as a base for the sauce - they are really great but I can never seem to make them as well as she does
My cooking triumphs
My most beautiful dish was the pineapple upside down cake I made for my father's birthday. The recipe was just so easy and it came out perfectly. I've never been so proud of myself for making a cake.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a pavlova for my mother's birthday but I could not get the egg whites to the right consistency. For some reason it kept coming our like a pile of mush. I tried three times to get it right but it was a disaster each time. I ended up making her a lovely strawberry trifle instead.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Rave Reviews Coconut Cake
This cake turned out great and it was so easy to make! I didn't change anything except I made it with chocolate cake mix instead of yellow and I also doubled the frosting ingredients. It was such a pretty cake - and it got many rave reviews! I will make this cake again for sure!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2008
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII
This recipe was great! The cake was beautiful and it was very easy to make. I used reduced sugar cake mix and replaced the water with pineapple juice, and I used applesauce instead of oil - it tasted great!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2007
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
These cookies turned out really well - I put a little less oatmeal because it seemed like a lot, but I'm not sure if it mattered.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2007
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