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Linda N.

Linda N.
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Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm working on building a recipe collection that would make Julia Child weep. I'm an Electrical Engineer by day and mad cook at night. I believe everyone should have a crockpot in their kitchen. Nothing's mo better than chopping, slicing, and dicing with my handy dandy Wusthof. (Where's the spellcheck button?!)
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups, stews, or anything that can be made in one pot. I'm also an avid baker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up on Vietnamese food and my mother's a great cook. Everything I taste, I compare it to my mom's cooking. Kind of a disadvantage when eating out to restaurants but I love trying new things.
My cooking triumphs
I have a recipe for what I call Lemon Poppers. It's a little yellow lemon flavored muffinish/donuty dessert. It's a spin off the Paula Deen's Lemon Blossoms. I get asked for the recipe every single time I make them. Or harrassed when I show up without them!
My cooking tragedies
The candied yam is my nemesis. I've tried making that dish three times and I can't, for the life of me, figure it out. I've tried boiling, baking, steaming, and praying but nothing would work. This last Christmas was the last time I made the dish. I will pass that baton to someone else who can work their magic on that ever so difficult yam.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Basic Crepes
Good recipe except for the melted butter. I found the recipe too greasy for me. I used the ingredients as written but mixed the dry into the wet to get a smooth consistency. The batter was a little too thick. Next time, I'll omit the butter and add more milk or water to thin it out a bit. Thanks for the recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2013
Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estilo Mexicano)
Great authentic recipe! I add a little shrimp water (water used to boil shrimp) to the mix as well. Try it with picante Clamato next time for added flavor. Thanks for such a refreshing recipe. This is a keeper.

53 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2012
Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls (from a Chinese person)
Really good recipe. These are very similar to the egg rolls my mom makes. I think MSG is essential. It balances out all the flavors. For those who say MSG is unhealthy, get educated. Read up on it and know that it isn't harmful.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2012
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