Amelia Profile - (10176624)


Home Town: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
Living In: L'viv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Italian cousin
My cooking triumphs
Finally learned how to roast meat, so it stays juicy :)
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Moist Chocolate Muffins
Made it today for the first time and it was AMAZING! The only reason I gave it 4 stars - I made some changes to make this recipe a little bit healthier. I substituted 1 cup of regular flour with 1/2 cup of whole wheat and 1/2 of oatmeal flour; instead of 1/2 cup oil I added about 1/4 cup sour cream+30 ml cognac+2 tbsp oil. Next time I might use applesauce instead of 1/2 oil, just didn't have any on hand this time. Some people added espresso to enrich the flavor, I added cognac ;) Also I will cut sugar to 2/3 of a cup, 1 cup made my muffins too sweet.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2013
Beef Enchiladas with Spicy Red Sauce
I really liked this recipe, much more than the one I was using before. And the fact that's from scratch make me like it even more. I don't live in the US, so "use a can of ... or a package of ..." very often don't work for me, just because I can't buy it here. Not sure I would anyway, thinking how things taste better when they are made from scratch, and also I can control what I add to it. Though I had to make few small changes to fit my taste. First of all, I am not a huge fan of a very spicy food, so I cut the chili powder on half and it was still very spicy for me (though my husband loved it :) Next time will add even less. Second, I used a large can (28oz) of tomatoes with juice mashed with blender until smooth) and cut tomato paste in half, omitted basil and cut chicken broth to 1.5 cups (because I already had more liquid in tomatoes). Third, I didn't understand why you need to keep cooking the meat sauce for 30 more minutes after adding cheese.. I cooked it for 20 min or so, added cheese, covered with lid and turned off the heat. Followed the recipe in other steps, will make it again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2012
Pumpkin Pancakes
I like trying new pancake recipes and this one is very very good! Will definitely make it again and again through the season. I followed the directions and it turned out great, no need to add more milk or more spices. I baked pumpkin and pureed it with blender few days in advance - easy and all natural :) I am sure you can use buttermilk instead of milk+vinegar, usually this is what I use for pancakes, but using milk+vinegar is more convenient, since we always have it at home :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2012

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