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Nicole H.

Nicole H.
Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Pasadena, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Sweet-Potato Muffins
These tasted good, but they were more than just dense. They were like custard. I baked them for an additional 15 minutes and still they were custard inside. The next day, I cut them in half and toasted them in the oven for about 8 minutes at 350 and they were much better, but still not cooked through like a muffin would be. The ratios are just all wrong.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2014
Curry Mango Chicken
I found this recipe to be delicious! I only had time to "marinate" the chicken for about 45 minutes, so I cut it into smaller chunks so the spices could cover more surface area. I left out the red pepper flakes thinking my kids would eat this dish, but the curry itself was a little too spicy for them. Now I wish I would have included them for my own sake! I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons. One, the flavor was a smidge underdeveloped... Maybe a little more lime and just a bit more salt for the chicken. And two, the rice was mushy around the edges and a little underdone in the middle. I'm not sure what would remedy this... Longer cooking at a lower temperature? Shorter cooking at a higher temperature? Even still, the texture of the rice isn't so bad--especially if you stir it up before eating--just not perfect. I will definitely make this again, even if I can't get the rice perfect.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2011
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies are 5-star cookies when made right. I gave the recipe 4 stars for lack of specificity. There are a few things that need to happen for these cookies to be delicious. 1. Use the right kind of peanut butter. Natural peanuts-only peanut butter just won't give the right consistency or flavor. Use a conventional peanut butter or a no-stir natural one (the kind with palm oil added for emulsification). 2. Add a little salt, ESPECIALLY if your peanut butter is unsalted. This makes a world of difference in flavor. 3. Be sure to use a large or extra-large egg. 4. Use less sugar! This goes along with #3 above. Too much sugar in a recipe will cause the egg not to set which leads to a runny mess on your cookie sheet. 3/4 cup of sugar is more than enough to make the cookies super sweet but still allows the egg to set properly. If you take all these things into account, these cookies will knock your socks off! I used crunchy peanut butter, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, a pinch of salt and one large egg and I was SO in love with these. In fact, I liked them WAY more than conventional peanut butter cookies. These are peanut butter heaven.

87 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2011

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