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Jaime Benoit


Jaime Benoit
 
Home Town: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Living In: Cusco, Cusco, Peru
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm from Alaska, lived in Mexico for a year after getting married, was in Lima for 2 years and now we're settled in Cusco for the long run. I love it here! We're planning on opening a cafe at some point so I'm trying a lot of recipes for baked goods that we can use.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, especially chocolate treats and cookies. My new favorite is dark chocolate cheesecake. I like to cook with chicken and vegetables, make Mexican dishes and soups. We love cumin, garlic, cilantro, chile and ginger in our house!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chocolate chip cookies... everyone in my family had to learn to make them the "right" way and now we're all very picky about them. Being from Alaska, there is always Alaskan blueberry pie or cake at any get-together.
My cooking triumphs
Finding the perfect brownie recipe and perfecting my cheesecake. It's hard to find real cheesecake where I live so that is a huge triumph!
My cooking tragedies
I decided to try a healthy recipe I found once for sweet zucchini carrot pancakes. Big mistake! My husband says they were worse than his mom's apple beet muffins, a huge joke in his family.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Perfect Berry Shortcakes
This is really delicious! I put in 1/4 tsp of cardamom for a special flavor. Great recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2010
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
I gave this recipe 5 stars because I loved the muffin part and topping! I didn't actually eat more than one muffin because I used dried blueberries as that is all I can get here in South America (someone sent them) and I decided I'm not a fan. But with fresh Alaskan blueberries I can imagine these would be the best ever :) I don't think the recipe needs any tweaking, except to maybe half the topping if you're making oversized muffins. Also, to those who mentioned the topping made a huge mess, I think brown sugar may melt more readily than white sugar. I used white sugar and it stayed right in place, but with brown sugar on something else I made it melted right away. Just a guess!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2007
Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic
Amazing flavor! Next time I will add more mushrooms and maybe more garlic (just because I want more!). I wouldn't actually change anything, though. It's perfect!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2007
 
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