melissa Profile - (10129336)

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Home Town: Sebastopol, California, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
What can I say? I'm another aspiring chef...! There's nothing quite like cooking a good meal to share with friends and family.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, Japanese food, and (since I just got a crock-pot) slow-cooker recipes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday morning breakfasts and "family" potluck dinners with friends...
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to roll some killer sushi.
My cooking tragedies
Sigh. A long line of burnt-bottom muffins, scones, and cookies --- I was getting used to my apartment's electric (versus gas) oven!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Chinese Steamed Buns
these were good and not too difficult (just time consuming). I think they're slightly less sweet then what you get at dim time i'm adding a bit more sugar and substituting milk for water. also, you can bake these instead of steaming if you like baked bao better - just remember to brush the top with egg yolk!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2008
Banana Banana Bread
fantastic! my boyfriend loved it, and it was EASY... like others, i added spices (allspice, cinnamon) and i brushed the top with a brown-sugar/water finish to give it an extra sweet crunch.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2008
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
wows these are good. light, fluffy, flavorful...and versatile! they taste good with savory and with sweet. also, i used oil instead of shortening (replace 1:1) and they were still rich and amazing.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2008

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