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Home Town: El Monte, California, USA
Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Music
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If I don't feed him, he gets REALLY hungry!
About this Cook
Twenty-Something who learned to cook via cookbooks, much to my mother's chagrin : )
My favorite things to cook
Mexican! My husband especially appreciates any of my mexi-cali dishes. I like baking as well. I LOVE to cook potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Comfort foods Mexican-American style: Papas con carne moleda, chile verde tacos, enchilada casserole, avocado and hotdog tacos (It's an acquired taste). Oh and I learned from my mom to put mayonnaise on almost every starch and a few veggies.
My cooking triumphs
A beautiful, juicy, rib roast (finally!). Goat-cheese and sage whole-roasted chicken. Caramel calvados apple upside-down cake. Sweet Potato-Pie. Many, many different types of cookies.
My cooking tragedies
My mom never taught me any 'traditional' mexican recipes. So most of my first attempts were flops. But as time wore on, and my husband as taste-tester, my cooking skills have blossomed.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Baked Macaroni and Cheese I
This was good. It's not the cheesiest, it's more like a casserole, and quite heavy for a meal. Still in small portions its good.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2009
Easy Pesto
This was very simple, and convenient and the taste was pretty good. A good everyday sort of recipe. I needed to find a pesto sauce w/o parmesan, since I didn't have any on hand. However it was missed. If you find it kinda bland, add a tsp of lemon juice, that helped.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2008
Hummus III
This is good both with and without the tahini. But if you like hummus like I do, the 8 serving recipe is really only two!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2008

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