VanessaM Profile - (11967294)

cook's profile


Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
Living In: Tallinn, Harju, Estonia
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Fourth of July Cake
Pumpkin Pie
About this Cook
I was married in Oct 2009, and a month later my husband and I moved to Eastern Europe to help his parents with the church they've started. I didn't cook much before but of course being married I had to learn. Everything I know now are from the Better Homes and Garden cookbook! I love trying new foods and baking new things.
My favorite things to cook
Currently I love cooking chicken different ways, along with trying new cookie and dessert recipes. It's a little more difficult to follow American recipes only because this country doesn't carry everything the US does, but there are many substitutions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tamales. My grandmother is awesome at making them along with my mother. It's my favorite when my grandmother let me and my sister help in small ways.
My cooking triumphs
I believe I've mastered beef pot roast! and chocolate chip cookies
My cooking tragedies
where do I begin? Hmm...I tend to destroy lots of potato recipes...and I wasted chocolate trying to make brownies, I still don't know what I did wrong...
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
I made these this morning and I have the say the milk to vinegar ratio is waaay off! I followed this recipe exactly, and the pancakes were sour. I'm not sure how this recipe, as is, won't produce sour pancakes. Unless I missed something.....this wasn't a very good recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2014
Chewy Chocolate Cookies I
Amazing! If you're looking for chewy, soft, brownie- like cookies..these are it! I did however add about 1/2 cup more of flour like the other reviews said and they came out perfect. I think vanilla ice cream would be a perfect match for these! You must try this recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2010

In Season

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

End summer with a bang with festive Labor Day recipes.

Healthier Lunches for Kids
Healthier Lunches for Kids

Send them to school with good-for-you food that’s tasty, too.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States