AmyU Profile - (10240961)

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Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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On a beach in Cozumel
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean food: Italian, Spanish, Greek, also German (most of my background). Soups. My family likes my cheesy chicken enchiladas. Also, desserts, mainly cakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Helping my mom bake bread. As a kid, she'd let me help knead the dough.
My cooking triumphs
A pineapple upside down cake (from scratch) for my brother's birthday. It was my first time making the cake, so to do it from scratch too...!
My cooking tragedies
One time making minestrone soup, and I cooked out all the broth. Another time trying to make an apple pie crust, and I made the dough too dry and broke apart.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Chef John's Chocolate Mint Brownies
I just made these earlier this afternoon, to moderate success. Taste-excellent, to me. My problem was with turning out the finished brownies. I let them sit for the minimum 10 minutes. I even used cooking spray on the pan (as I personally was concerned about using a completely ungreased baking pan) & set the timer so I didn't get overly anxious. And 3 pieces/chunks later... But the actual brownies did otherwise come out well for me. I think I will attempt them another time, following the recipe as-is & let them cool longer than the 10 minutes before trying to attempt the "flip". Also, I'm curious about trying the mint extract actually IN the brownie batter, as compared to in an icing.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2014
I use the zest of 6 large lemons, & 3 cups vodka, let steep 7-10 days, then add simple syrup. But basically this recipe...I tried making it a TINY bit less sweet, and it made it more refreshing for after dinner in the summer. I never had "real" limoncello, so I can't compare. But this is very nice on occasion!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2012
I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds REALLY good. I have a copy in a cookbook called "The Original Baltimore Neighborhood Cookbook" that is very similar. However, they call for an equal mix of beef & lamb. Also, they do not call for cayenne pepper. Instead, they call for 2 cloves of garlic, & salt, pepper, & paprika to taste.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2012

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