Carla.K Profile - (11412885)

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Home Town: Ridgecrest, California, USA
Living In: Pasadena, California, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Me on vacation in Wyoming
About this Cook
26 y.o. who just got back from living abroad where i had to learn how to cook (or go hungry). heavily relied on this site and now i love cooking and enjoy sharing discovered recipes!
My favorite things to cook
really have been inspired by the slow food movement and organic produce so i love including veggies in all my dishes. right now with the cooler fall season i am baking all the time and loving it. anything warm with apples is really making an appearance on my kitchen table.
My favorite family cooking traditions
well i lived in eastern europe (romania) for several years so the tradition of making soup for your family has become a staple. also love cooking for the seasons and including local produce in family recipes.
My cooking triumphs
think i have mastered apple pie, apple bars, and apple cider. also make a pretty mean chicken tetrazzini.
My cooking tragedies
for some reason there is a curse over my head when it comes to muffins. i'm horrible at them :(
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms
these little guys are so good. i opted to add more mushroom stems in the mix (and just saved those extra mushrooms for omelets or stir-frys) because i love that flavor. also chose to add shredded parmesan on top and i liked that as well. just to warn you- these little guys are rich so 2-3 per person is more than enough. i got rave reviews after making these and even from people who don't like mushrooms

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 24, 2010
Apple Squares
these are absolutely delicious! the only thing is DON'T over-bake. it completely changes the taste and consistency. these are much better on the gooey side! made these for family members who were in town visiting (and all of whom were on diets) and they gobbled these up so fast! they're irresistible... esp if you're partial to apples and walnuts.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 24, 2010
Cake Balls
these are really tasty and pretty easy to create. they are time consuming to make though so it helps to bake the cake the night before and let it cool overnight. these little cake balls (or pops if you use lollipop sticks) are the creation of a woman who goes by the name bakerella ( and are great for baby showers and office parties. the original recipe calls for red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, and in my opinion is also the tastiest although you can use any type of cake mix and frosting you like. when decorating its also the easiest to buy candy melts and melt them in little sandwich ziplock bags (leave the bag open in microwave) and then once melted just snip off one corner and you have yourself a very easy to use (and disposable) pastry bag. when you first dip the ball in chocolate it also helps to try to get off as much excess frosting as possible bc these little things can be very sweet. also recommend refrigerating balls before coating in chocolate. helps them hold up better! yum

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 24, 2010

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