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Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am an ambitious cook, looking for things that will both challenge me and delight my taste buds. Also, I am looking to put together a menu for a restaurant that I will be opening within the coming years - the sooner the better! Anything with a tropical flair is what I'm looking for. I've already found many from this site and have tried a few. I'm trying to try at least one new recipe a week!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to make desserts! I know, that doesn't go with that "healthy" box that I checked in an earlier question, but, it's ok, it's dessert! I love to work with chocolate - molding, dipping, making clusters, etc. Also, I am a fan of making healthy food choices, and I am constantly trying ways to make those bads choices a little more healthy, while still being appetizing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family's Mexican food is the best. I must say that cheating on my diet is warranted when it comes to our mexican food! While it's not exactly traditional, it's the best! Mmmm, now I'm hungry!
My cooking triumphs
My favorite meal I've ever had with my family would have to be the night my boyfriend (VERY much an amateur) and I made authentic Chinese food for 12 people on my Mom's b-day. What a mess! We had the best time, the food turned out GGGGGREAT! and my boyfriend learned how to make something other than mac 'n' cheese! Many laughs and memories. It's the best to cook for the ones you care about!
My cooking tragedies
My first experience cooking white rice - 11 years old. Too much water, same amount of cooking time - ICK! Pizza it was!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Pumpkin Cookies V
These were ok. They weren't the flavor that I was expecting. I expected a strong pumpkin flavor, with a hint of spiciness. I did make one tiny change - I used rum extract instead of vanilla in the frosting. The frosting is the best part. :) Overall, I will probably make these again, the cookies are moist and they taste good, the flavor is just more subtle than I expected. I wouldn't say they are anything to write home about, but they aren't bad either. Also, I should've taken the advice of others who said to bake them 12 minutes instead of 10. They could definitely use the extra minute or two. (I had assumed that it was more of an oven variation thing than an actual necessity. Normally my oven burns things if they aren't being watched very very carefully. I almost always have to pull stuff out a minute or two early.)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2012
Apple Jicama Coleslaw
I will make this again and again. I have never had a coleslaw I actually liked before this!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012
Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
VERY TASTY! I made this for my parents to eat when they got back from bowling league. They devoured it! My mom wasn't entirely sure what i was doing so she made rice and green beans and served the chicken over it instead of doing sandwiches, but both parents reported good things, which is rare! This made the house smell delicious! And, for the record, I used Kraft BBQ sauce and it was delectable! I did use about a 1/4 more Italian dressing, but more on accident than anythign eles (the pour spout on the bottle came out, so maybe it was more than that!). Anyway, I think I am going to serve bbq chicken sandwiches for super bowl! thanks.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2008

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