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Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I love cooking because it reminds me of growing up and spending quality time with my mom, who I don't get to see very often. Plus it's a lot of fun, and there's so much out there to cook and experience. My husband and I are getting ready to move to Italy and I can't wait to learn how to cook authentic Italian meals and also to taste them!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is food that relates to our Puerto Rican family heritage. I also love doing fancy dinners and big breakfasts. And I'll always love making delicious and unique desserts :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably the worst things mentionable, lol! Let's see: olive oil, butter and bacon grease are used a lot. So is Sazon, Sofrito, Adobo and cilantro. Oh, and garlic. LOVE the garlic! Almost everything I do is like family tradition because I learned it all from my mom!
My cooking triumphs
Any time I cook and have people tell me how good it is, or just going back for more, I consider that a triumph. Also, when I cook things that actually look pretty when served, lol! Or, when I cook something for the first time and it comes out good.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I ever cooked rice by myself. Granted I was like 14, but still. It came out this mushy, salty goop with water still in it. Oh, it was nasty. Also, more recently, I experimented with a bottle of jerk sauce, some boneless/skinless chicken breasts and the electric skillet. Either the heat was too high or maybe I didn't dump enough sauce in there, but it came out very burnt and pretty flavorless on the inside. The squash we cooked with it came out pretty good though, so it wasn't a complete tragedy ;)
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Poppin' Turkey Salad
The smoked paprika is one of the most important ingredients! If you change anything, don't change that, cause it makes it! :)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2014
Dave's Coleslaw
Awesome coleslaw! I made it exactly as the recipe stated except to halve the amount... but I forgot to halve the pickle juice, vinegar and mustard, I put the whole 2 tbsp of each. So it was a touch tangy. Next time I'll get that right. I really like what the dill pickles imparted to the flavor though. I've never made nor had coleslaw with dill pickles but I think this recipe is definitely a keeper! Good job!

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Reviewed On: May 17, 2010
Quick and Easy Brownies
Amazing!!! I went ahead and decreased the flour to 1 cup like a lot of people have and instead of walnuts I added peanut butter chips and semi-sweet morsels. These came out so good! They taste absolutely delicious and they're so moist and soft and... well, perfect! I'm definitely going to use this as the base for my brownies from now on. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2009
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