Liann Profile - (10709622)

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Home Town: Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I enjoy cooking and baking a lot. Sometimes it's hard to time things properly but usually it turns out... Hehehe.
My favorite things to cook
Soup, sauteed veggies, shrimp scampi
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's apple pie. I have never been satisfied with any other apple pie, I've been spoiled!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made cake from a box. For some reason I do better making things on a whim or altering recipes... Whenever I have to follow it word for word I always mess it up. When I made this cake, pretty much everything went wrong - I got the temps mixed up and preheated it too low and baked it too high. And kept checking on it (because I didn't know opening the oven frequently can kill your cake). Additionally I didn't have measuring spoons, so I had to guess with the ingredients, and I didn't have an electric mixer so I just mixed it as fast and hard as I could! But amazingly, through all that, it somehow turned out. The only evidence was that it stuck to the pan a little. I now refer to it as the Immortal Cake because you couldn't kill it if you tried. :P
My cooking tragedies
The first time I went to bake cookies I burned them. :( Turned out I got the heat controls on my oven mixed up and I baked them at twice the temperature they should've been baked at!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
This cookie was okay. But it didn't really taste special, just another chocolate chip cookie recipe. That would make it a 4-star recipe, except that I followed the directions and the cookies were COMPLETELY raw inside. I'm guessing it's the low temperature. But it really needed more time in the oven. =( Other than that, they were pretty good.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2008
Asian Avocado
I loved the taste, so I mashed it up and used it as the dressing for a salad. It's great, I was trying to find something different for lunch, and I found it! I added 1/2 tsp minced garlic and a wee bit more ginger (didn't have fresh I used ground instead) and soy sauce. This one goes in the recipe box - I'll definitely make it again. Delish! :)

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Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2007
Avocado Shrimp Bisque
It was okay. I may make it again, with some changes. As for what other reviewers have said - yes, try and add a little more flavor and it's probably best to puree the mix before you add the shrimp. Also, substituing coconut milk for milk... You didn't really expect that to turn out, do you? XD

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Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2007

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