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maria joesaar

maria joesaar
Home Town: Bogota, Distrito Capital De Bogota, Colombia
Living In: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Cooking has been a big part of my life. Some times even for work. Now that I'm a mom of two, I enjoy more when I cook for my family and friends. I also love to try new things.
My favorite things to cook
Latelly I've been experimenting with Indian food, baking and making cheese! When I lived in Mexico I had a great opportunity to learn some of their traditional recipes, and to apreciate the contemporary Mexican Cuicine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
And off course, being Colombian, I love traditional dishes like: Ajiaco, Sancocho, Tamales, Sobrebarriga, Arepas, Enyucado, and more. I'll be traying to add some of my favorite recipes in the future.
My cooking triumphs
For thanksgiving I made the best batch of mozzarella cheese so far. It was moist and creamy. I also made a very yummy curry pumpkin soup, that everybody enjoyed.
My cooking tragedies
My worst cooking experience was two weeks after my first doughter was born. I put rice in a pot, and set it to simmer for 20 minutes. In the mean time I ran out the house with my doughter to run a quick errand. When I came back the air was hazzy, and the neighbors were walking towards my house. Then I heard the fire allarm going, and realized that the haze was smoke raising from my kitchen. I ran into the house and found the pot with the rice completely charred! I had turn down the wrong knob! All the time the pot had been on Hi! Luckly nothing cought fire. It was just a big scare for me, the new mom, and I couldn't stop crying for about an hour. My neighbors were very nice and gave us food for that night.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)
I love this cheese bread. It is similar to the colombian Pan de Yuca. I'll post the recipe for it here, as well as some other traditional colombian "parva".

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2012
Beer Margaritas
We had a Tequila tasting/Margarita party last night and we were really skeptical about this recipe. After the first taste we were blown away! Bravo! This is a keeper! I must say, Allrecipe's 5 star rating (with at least 50 ratings) has NEVER let me down!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2009
Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken
I made these for Mother's Day and they turned out great! They are very similar to what my German mom made for me as a child. I thought they were really really good but I need something to blow-me-away to be five stars. I'll definitely make them again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2009

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