Shez Profile - (10774994)

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Living In: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Beef Stew VI
Followed the recipe almost as is, except added more seasonings namely garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika and extra dried parsley. Had to skip on the rosemary since I didn't have any but it still turned out great. I recommend adding the carrots and potatoes just for the last 40 min so they're not too smushy. Ate it over white basmati rice topped with crushed red pepper. Super satisfying and cooked to perfection! Thank you for a great recipe.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2014
Petra's Strawberry Shortcake
Baked it in 2 round dark nonstick pans for about 18 mins at 350. Did the toothpick test and they were perfectly cooked and nice and spongy on top. An VERY important step is to spray the pans with Pam Baking Spray (or use melted butter and flour), line with parchment paper and then spray it with Pam again. This will ensure that the cake slips right out after baked and looks PERFECT. I thought it'd be ok to just spray the pan when making another similar cake and it ended up a total mess! Another tip is to make sure the beater and bowl are completely clean before you start whipping the egg whites. My insertion blender stick did an amazing job of whipping them up fast. Anyway, I made the recipe exactly as listed except I added vanilla extract and extra sugar to the whipped cream. I wanted a recipe with simple ingredients for a birthday cake for my MIL and this one fit the bill. She LOVED it and was duly impressed ;) and everyone else thought it was delicious too!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2014
Blueberry Coffee Cake III
I baked it in a dark bundt pan at 325 for 43 minutes and it was just right. I followed the recipe exactly as is (for once!) and it turned out very yummy. Some people may want it a little sweeter but it was the perfect sweetness as a breakfast cake. I should've definitely added a little more milk to make it easier to add it to the pan. I layered some of the crumb mixture at the bottom, in between and some at the top of the cake batter. I didn't measure the blueberries but just used a small clamshell. I'd say it was very good but I'd still like to try out some more of the coffee cake recipes on this site.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2013

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