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hisunbeam


hisunbeam
 
Home Town: South Dakota, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
My favorite is baking- but I am not a big fan of sweets and I live alone so unfortunately I don't get to do it as often as I'd like because there is no one to eat it! Hopefully once I have a family...
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a German-American family so most of our traditions revolve around traditional German food. Kuchen, knephla soup, strudle, dumplings etc. I remember helping my mother kneed the dough until it was just perfect and then spreading it across the kitchen table until it was paper thin. So time consuming, but so much fun. The smell of German sausage and onions will forever remind me of those days.
My cooking triumphs
I make an outstanding rhubarb crisp... one of the few things I have mastered better than my mother. And my enchiladas are to die for- courtesy of a lesson from one of my Mexican friends.
My cooking tragedies
My most recent cooking tragedy was banana bread of all things... the culprit was some outdated shortening.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Coconut Jerk Chicken
This was absolutely wonderful. My husband is from the Caribbean, so I was picturing a totally different result. In actuality it is more like a Thai dish. Didn't make any changes other than leaving out the mushrooms because I didn't have them on hand and simmering the chicken a little longer. Will definitely make again.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2010
Strawberry Refrigerator Cake
This cake is the best for summer barbecues. So refreshing and light! I've made it with vanilla, cheesecake, and white chocolate pudding mix and all are very good. Will try it with just plain cool whip next time. Easier and I think would be just as good. I recommend using frozen sweetened strawberries or adding sugar to regular frozen strawberries. I also always use white cake mix rather than the strawberry. Very good and requested often!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2009
Cuban Ropa Vieja
This was good but I was left disappointed. Living in Miami we get used to the very best. I found there to be too much tomato and not enough salt. Definitely needs to be marinated overnight for more flavor. The search continues for the holy grail of ropa vieja recipes.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2009
 
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