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10acitygirl


10acitygirl
 
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Living In: Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Adventurous cook who loves to entertain.
My favorite things to cook
slow cooking, asian, desserts
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, Christmas, family picnics, first day of school chocolate chip cookies
My cooking triumphs
curry!
My cooking tragedies
the overflowing lemon bar fiasco (hint: jelly roll pan + lemon bars = burnt sugar smell filling the house right as mom's social club arrives)
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin
I wanted to follow this recipe exactly, so went to a special spice store to buy chipotle chile powder. I really think that 3 TBS must be a typo, because the flavor was overwhelmingly strong, and almost bitter. I liked the idea of this, but as written, it was just a disaster. More than that, because it's winter, I cooked it indoors on a cast iron grill skillet. As the chile powder heated up, it created almost a tear gas effect in the house. We were all coughing and eyes watering, and had to open up windows in 30 degree weather. My friends are now calling it the homemade pepper spray recipe.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2012
Norwegian Christmas Cabbage
Before she died, I tried to get my Norwegian grandma to give me her cabbage recipe, but it was just "a little of this, a little of that" and I never felt confident enough to try. I've made this dish twice now, and it is delicious--tastes just like my grandma's. Thank you so much for sharing--it means a lot to me to have this connection to my roots.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2012
Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
Fantastic, took this to work and was told by multiple people that it was the best carrot cake they ever tasted. Only made a few changes. I like more spice in my carrot cake, so I used 3 tsp of cinnamon, and 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. As suggested by another reviewer, I boiled the raisins in orange juice, and they were delicious. (I'm going to remember that trick...thanks!) I also splurged on the "mix-ins" adding heaping cups of carrots, raisins, nuts etc. instead of carefully measured ones. The cake held together nicely. I topped it with the cream cheese frosting II (2-8oz. cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, vanilla, and 2cups powdered sugar). It was fabulous. I will make this over and over.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2011
 
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