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maK baKes

Home Town
Los Angeles, California, USA
Living In
Manhattan Beach, California, USA

Member Since
Dec. 2010

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
I love spending time with my family & friends, cooking and allowing everyone to enjoy good food and drink. I love photography, reading, working out, running, and the beach. I cherish the time spent with my amazing & intelligent 7 year old son. I also enjoy taking care of my little yorkie Jay Jay. More things I LOVE:capturing the beautiful beach images & watching the sunset over the water; to travel-when I get a chance; discovering great new restaurants and trying new things; watching the Food Network & ESPN, my music, and my apple products. Things I wish I could do: travel more; cook everyday; sing; own & operate a bake shop...one day. I just don't have the time right now. Family and my friends are the most important thing to me. God has blessed me in so many ways. . I love life :)
My favorite things to cook
Steaks, shrimp, anything marinated in beer/wine/rum or tequila, cookies, brownies, cakes, peach cobbler, pancakes, s’mores, chili, carne asada, tacos, guacamole, salsas, plantains, lasagna, pastas, Egyptian, Mexican, American, Greek, Italian, Cajun
My favorite family cooking traditions
Egyptian - stuffed grapes leaves, basboosa (dessert), macarona bashmel (pasta dish); Christmas Day lasagna; Thanksgiving Day pancakes, New Year's Day HUGE breakfasts/brunch
My cooking triumphs
Steaks, steaks, steaks! Carne asada: tequila, fresh lime & lemon juice, cilantro, habnero, red onions, garlic. Five Cheese Macaroni & Cheese; banana pudding, chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin ginger cupcakes, chocolate cake
My cooking tragedies
I made chili once and forgot the tomato paste! I turned it into a tortilla soup!
 
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