Gustavo'sCupcake Profile - (10522909)

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Home Town: Fort Rucker, Alabama, USA
Living In: Where The Army Sends Us, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a very proud Army wife. Mother to the coolest 2yr old boy in the world and the most adorable 3 month old baby girl. I L-O-V-E to cook! Baking is my favorite and I am always looking for new recipes to try. I also like to try and reproduce the things I eat at restauraunts and parties.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies! Cheesecakes! Cupcakes! Asian,Italian and Latin foods! Comfort foods and anything grilled. (My mom's Scnitzel in mushroom cream sauce!! Thats the ultimate comfort food in our house!) I also love to make things in miniature during the holidays! lol There is pretty much always some sort of baked yummy in the house for my family to munch on.
My favorite family cooking traditions
From my hubby's side of the family: Naca Tamales with cafe de leche for breakfast. yummy Of course all the big holidays like Thanksgiving,Christmas, and New Years are big food days for our family and it's always the one time multiple generations are in the kitchen cooking together. I love it. My grandfather always makes his famous stuffing for thanksgiving, my mom makes her ambrosia,and my mother-in-law makes pull apart bread and rum cake to die for.
My cooking triumphs
I am famous in both sides of the family for my cookies,cupcakes,tres leches cake, chili, lasagna, bulgogi, stuffed pork chops,yaki mandu,spicy sweet glazed grilled salmon, and stuffed chicken marsala. And now I have em beggin for my mom's recipe for Schnitzel in cream sauce. But thats our secret since it took over 10 yrs of perfecting!
My cooking tragedies
Tried to make real tiramisu once and it was a mess, I make a tiramisu layer cake now that I love. hmm I also bombed out trying to make bread. It just doesnt work out for me unless it is banana bread.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
awesome recipes and I like that it's different. :) I only gave it 4 stars because it was a little bland for me on it's own, but with the addition of lots of extra chili powder, more garlic, some applewood smoked black pepper,and a can of black beans, it was great! I also added an 8 oz can of tomato sauce to thin it out becuase it was really thick and I was out of diced tomatoes. All together this is by far one of my new fav chili recipes :)

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Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2010
Korean Spicy Chicken and Potato (Tak Toritang)
Don't laugh, but I teared up the first time I ate this because it tasted just like what I used to eat at my Halmoni's house. SHe always used drumettes,too. (Halmoni is what we call my grandmother even though I am only a 1/4 korean I was raised around my mother's side of the family). That said this recipe is five star perfect in my book! I made it for my lil sis when she came to see me and she kept thanking me for it, haha.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2010
Hot Spiced Cider
this was really good. Made it in my coffepot. only i put the sugar in the pot after it had brewed. A little vinegar water should clean up my machine easy. Definitely will keep this in my box! Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2008

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