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Dasha


Dasha
 
Home Town: Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka Oblast, Russia
Living In: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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the bestest peach cobbler ever created
Cabbage Rolls II
About this Cook
I spoil my husband by cooking a fresh meal from scratch almost every night of the week.
My favorite things to cook
pasta is my first favorite dish to cook. It is my "go-to meal" and my pantry is always stocked with all kinds of pasta, noodles, Prego sause (tomato and alfredo alike). I always have ground beef in my freezer and dried mushrooms on the shelf.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from Russia, and in Russia one of the staples for any holiday meal is, what I call, Loaded Potato Salad, however it is far from and superior to American potato salad. It is basically a meal in itself. you got potatoes, carrots, eggs, onions, pickles, ham, corn, peas, olives and a generous scoop of mayonaise... fingerlicking good!
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say Thai. My husband will eat thai any time of day and night, so I had to learn how make it. Now all who have tatsed my thai dishes unanimosly say that I should open a restaurant!
My cooking tragedies
ummm... Tiramisu. It is my most favorite dessert of all times. I will gladly go to one of Anchorage's premier Italian restaurants - Orso, just to indulge myself, but I will never spendmy time or money to make Tiramisu ever again. One and only time I made it, I desided to follow two recipes at a time. One by Giada DeLaurentis, other from Allreipes. Not a good idea... I ended up with a bowl of soupy, mushy, unpleasantly looking soggy lady fingers. it did taste like a real Tiramisu should, but the looks of it wished to be better. Never again, besides mascarpone is soooo expencive!
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World's Best Lasagna
fingerlicking gooood! followed the recipe exactly, doubling it. filled two pans ( two layers) and had enough sauce left for a spaghetti dinner.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2010
Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie
oh yeah! coffee gives it that very special taste. The only way I will make my chocolate cookies from now on.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2010
Japanese Style Deep Fried Shrimp
the easiest way to make temputa shrimp ever!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2010
 
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