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Home Town: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Cooking and baking is therapy. Some people eat to feel better...I cook to feel better. I get great satisfaction when people eat my food. That's why I went to culinary school. Never worked in a restaurant though. I decided to be a stay at home mom and wife. My husband is my hardest critic as he is the most picky eater anyone will meet. Worse than any child! I love him so much though...his critics make me better. Then there are my daughters...the oldest one is also picky, the middle will eat anything and everything, then the youngest is too young to eat solids...for now.
My favorite things to cook
Ooooohhh! I love to cook anything from scratch. My theory is...anything homemade is better. My family is filipino, but I only know how to cook 3 or 4 filipino dishes. My husband and kids love my chocolate cake cookies, and my friends love my apple pie. I personally love my cheesecake, which is actualy the Chantel's NY cheesecake. I add things to it sometimes, raspberries, chocolate, caramel...whatever i'm in the mood for at the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, my family is still very young. My husband and I have only been married 4 years so, we're still making traditions. Although, my mother bakes sweet and sour red snapper every New Year's and let me can't and will never find anything better anywhere.
My cooking triumphs
In culinary school, we would have mini competitions within the class and I won a few of them. Shrimp Bisque, Chicken Spidini, Coq Au Vin, and Sole fillet in clarified butter. Outside of school, I was able to duplicate a lamb chop recipe from my favorite restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
In my baking 1 class, I was suppose to bake dinner rolls. Well, I didn't want to bake 5 dozen so I cut the recipe down to only bake 1 dozen rolls. I must have miscalculated because when they were done they were hard as a rock. In fact Chef Rudy went out of his way to point out my mistake and let the class play "baseball" with my rolls. It was quite embarrassing.
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
This is sooo easy, affordable, and delicious. My 9 year old, who hates anything and everything even loved it. Great recipe...will add to my permanent box.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2010
Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms
I made these as is and it was good. I also made it with Jimmy Dean sausage and it was AWESOME!!! I used the Jimmy Dean sausage in a tube and crumbled it up while it cooked then added it to the cream cheese and ommited the parm. It was way better this way!

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Reviewed On: May 23, 2010
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
I had to make this twice this's very good. I made it exactly as directed and my family couldn't get enough of this. It's even better the next day. This will definitely be in the permanent collection and a winter staple in my home.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2009
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