Vanessa Profile - (1066084)

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Home Town: Ewa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Living In: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook lamb! I also love to bake. I'll bake anything, even if I don't like it, just to bake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't spell it. It's a Portugese dish. Pork chops marinated in a vinegar dressing for 2 days. We have it every Christmas morning.
My cooking triumphs
Christmas of 2005 I made a cornish hen recipe I found on this website. It was divine! Everyone loved it! I made a lamb roast. No recipe. Just did what I thought would taste good. It was amazing.
My cooking tragedies
I once started a fire in my kitchen when I began making popcorn, then walked away and forgot what I was doing. In my defense I was very sick, and I put out the fire before it caused any damage.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Brown Sugar Smokies
Always a party hit! I've made this recipe for years. I like it, but it's crazy greasy and high in fat. The next time I make it I will try turkey lil smokies and turkey bacon. Wish me luck!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2013
Robbi's M&M Cookies
Delicious! And I'm picky, I followed one person's advice and put the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes before baking each batch. It was successful. They did not spread thin. Also, I used coconut oil as shortening. Coconut oil is wonderful for baking cookies.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2013
Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker
This tasted pretty similar to what we had in Hawaii. I think next time I will add more smoke and less salt. That is just a personal preference. It was very easy to make and tasted great!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2013

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