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Home Town: Marysville, Ohio, USA
Living In: Beijing, Beijing (Municipality) , China
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Pear-a-dise muffins
About this Cook
I grew up in Ohio. I am now teaching English in Beijing, China. Each year when I come back my suitcase is filled with import items that are hard to buy here. This past time I had around 20 pounds of chocolate chips, 9 pounds of frozen cheese, and about a dozen different spices just in my carry-on bag. I love the challenge of making food from scratch in a country where I can't run down to the store and buy it pre-made. And I am constantly looking for good substitutions for commonly used ingredients.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Pineapple Puffs
These tasted really great, but fell apart really easily. I used fresh pineapple instead of canned so maybe that was my problem. But everyone loved the taste, so I'd do it again.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2012
Valentine's Day Strawberry Muffins
These are really good. I was lazy and didn't put the strawberries on top and instead sprinkled them with red and white sugar crystal sprinkles. Everyone was surprised at how good strawberries taste in a muffin.

23 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012
Pear Honey
Delicious. I didn't have enough pineapple juice so I added some lemonade to the recipe to keep the pears from browning. It worked well. I also blended the pears after about 1 hour of cooking to speed things along.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2011

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