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Aylimn


Aylimn
 
Home Town: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Living In: Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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In the land of the sun
About this Cook
I love being a mom and have also taken up painting and pencil drawings. I moved to Ireland from the states when I met and married my husband and so I am enjoying experiencing this new and very different culture, including the lovely food. I've also gotten a kick out of introducing foods to my husband and friends that they have never had very often or at all before (Mexican food for example). I love to hawk the recipes on this website, it's my favorite way to diversify our food experiences. I'm very grateful for this site and all the wonderful cooks out there who take their time to share food recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I'm in search of the perfect Indian recipes (well, both authentic Indian as well as the English versions of Indian). I also crave Mexican food often, which is hard to do properly here in Ireland as some ingredients are not available, but I'm in the process of making adaptations. I do love making desserts although I limit them to watch my diet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Love Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and most enjoy making cookies with my little son's help as it reminds me of when my mother made cookies - a special memory.
My cooking triumphs
The few Indian recipes I have perfected as well as some baking triumphs such as chocolate baklava.
My cooking tragedies
Writing down the amount of sugar incorrectly for a spiced cranberry nut bread (I put in way too little sugar) and then handed them out for Christmas thinking they were perfect. Ate one myself later and they were oh so tart!! I'm sure others were not so impressed with my amazing cooking skills..haha... or there is the time I tried broiling salmon the first time and didn't know about not putting oil too close to the broiler, which then started a fire in my oven..(skulks away in embarrassment)
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Pumpkin Roll II
Oh boy, just made this for the first time (second time ever trying a roll type dessert). The taste is absolutely immense! The roll did crack in a couple places despite following the recipe to a T, so got 4 stars for that. But the taste is 5 stars for sure! I added a few chocolate chips to the filling and a teaspoon of pumpkin spice instead of the cinnamon. I used self-raising flour instead of all-purpose and therefore did not put in any baking powder. When they say use lots of powdered sugar for it, they really mean it! Definitely a keeper, would like to figure out how to do it without cracking, but as I said, the taste makes up for the cracks. :)

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Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2009
Old-Fashioned Lemonade
Tried and true, awesome old-fashioned lemonade. Does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak. Thanks for sharing, it's the best thing ever on a hot summer day! I ended up using seven lemons rather than six just for personal preference.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2008
Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings
I was really expecting something out of this world as per the hundreds of five star reviews, but we were pretty disappointed as these were just 'nice' but not spectacular. It amounts to fried chicken with a spicy sauce, but it did not taste like the famous ones at all. I followed the recipe exactly so I'm not sure why this is so, except that perhaps using the ''Frank's Hot Sauce'' makes all the difference in the world, in which case it should be listed in the original recipe. As two other reviewers noted, however, this recipe is *not* what buffalo wings are, so the name is misleading. They were pretty good but not worthy of five stars, sorry.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2008
 
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