Mae Profile - (10148194)

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Home Town: Renton, Washington, USA
Living In: Puyallup, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a Filipina-American who loves to bake and cook. I do love throwing things together and hoping that it's a hit with my family, friends, and my boyfriend. I like to think about food combinations and thinking of what type of seasoning/ spice to use and then making it.
My favorite things to cook
Meats wise, chicken and fish are my favorite. They are versatile, like a blank canvas but it's natural flavors are good too. I just like increasing their flavor with spice. I also like to cook with veggies: red potatoes, idaho potatoes, broccoli, spinach, etc...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every birthday or holiday gathering, you always have to have Pancit. Pancit is a traditional Filipino noodle dish similar to "chow mein". Also, Lumpia, the infamous Filipino egg roll is always a must along side the Pancit.
My cooking triumphs
experimenting with recipes and mixing in things that "feel right"... and having the finish product taste and look great!
My cooking tragedies
I attempted "Fried Mozzarella Sticks" and I pan fried them, big mistake. 2nd mistake was having the heat on too high and finally, eating the burnt ones... blech
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Ranch Bean Dip
I made this the way the recipe calls for and it was great. But what made it better was adding a cup of sliced olives and some 1 small can of diced chilies. I also added a little bit of hot sauce for some added heat. Tasted almost like a 7 layer bean dip, but with the cooling taste of ranch! :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2011
Broccoli Chicken Divan
This dish is delicious! :) I used what I had on hand and based on the custom versions. I used fresh, boneless, skinless chicken breast and cut them in cubes like the original recipe called for. I sauteed them with olive oil then sprinkled in some garlic powder, dried basil leaves, salt and pepper. I let it cook until they were all white and then added in the frozen broccoli (1lb). I turned off the stove and let the broccoli thaw in with the cooked chicken. Then, I put it in a baking dish. Then, in a separate bowl, i mixed in a can of cream of mushroom and chicken soup, 1/3 cup of sour cream (all i had left) and the 1/3 cup milk. I sprinkled in some poultry seasoning and spread it all over the broccoli/chicken mix. Added in the cheese and bread crumb/butter mix and baked as it called for in the recipe. I partnered this dish with some biscuits and called it tuesday night special :) Thanks for sharing!!!! :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2010
Hazel's Meatballs
I love this recipe. I skipped the sauce part and just used the meatball recipe. Instead of just plain cracker crumbs, I added to that some herbs de provence, parsley flakes, red onion, worcestershire sauce and some salt and pepper. I kept everything else the same and they turned out phenomenal. I just added some spaghetti sauce and threw them on a french baguette, voila! Meatball sandwich!!!! :)

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2010

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