ReginaC Profile - (10603417)

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Home Town: Dublin, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Music
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About this Cook
I grew up with 2 cultures in my home, Japanese and American. I enjoy food, and I love to cook as my hobby. Recently I've been trying to cook more healthy.
My favorite things to cook
The turkey at Thanksgiving. Chili, baked goods, Japanese food, Southern food, anything really.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love that cookouts and big dinners are mixed in terms of food. We don't just do potato salad, greens and cornbread but we do sushi and japanese noodle salad. To me those have become normal cookout foods.
My cooking triumphs
Turkey at Thanksgiving. We have 4 familes including mine at out house, so we get a big turkey. It always comes out moist and full of flavor and it's talked about until Christmas.
My cooking tragedies
I was making fresh ramen and because I was multitasking drained it but left it in the pot. The noodles were nasty.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Extra Easy Hummus
I rated it 4 because it needed so many adjustments. I agree with everyone else only use half the cumin, next time i would even go light handed with it. It needed the lemon to brighten it up, I think thats definitely necessary. I used 1tbs. but I think that was a bit much. Im' still waiting for it to sit in the fridge and blend, so i'll know what the final outcome is in about an hour. I wanted to make mine a roasted garlic version. I'm a garlic nut. I'll defn. add more of that next time. i roasted about 4 cloves in the oven with olive oil and added a few dashes of garlic powder and the cumin/sesame oil still overpowered it. I read some reviews saying they used sesame oil instead of olive oil. In the same tablespoon i did half olive oil half sesame. I think it gave it that traditional hummus flavor but i'll use more olive oil next time. I still think this is a great basic recipe. I live in Japan and tahini is hard to come by. I've been craving hummus and came across this recipe! I'll keep this is my books til i perfect it to my taste! Thanks for the post!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2012
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
These were amazing and a huge hit! I have to admit I did alter it to make it a copycat of the well known brand. For the peanut butter mix I used half a stick of butter and 1 cup of creamy peanut butter. Then I added 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar. I stuck this is in the freezer to make it easier to roll into balls. I omitted the gram crackers entirely. I live in Japan and can't get Peanut butter cups, I'm glad to know that I can have the same exact thing if I make them myself! I don't think I can eat store bought again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2012
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
The first time I made these, the next day they were rock hard. I realized my mistake, the butter was still too hot! If the butter looks like spreadable goo then its perfect! The first time i made it the butter was still translucent. It should be opaque. The second time I made these the butter was melted but opaque and the cookies turned out perfectly and still chewy the next day! I've made these dozens of times now and I always get rave reviews! This is my one and only cookie recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2011

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