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Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert
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Creme Brulee Cindy Style =)
Cream Cheese Frosting II
Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
Chickpea Salad II
About this Cook
Hi, my name is Cindy. I am from southern CA, born and raised. I come from a Vietnamese background, but my family is very Americanized. My mom is a great cook, but a terrible baker, so I fulfilled that role in my family. I LOVE to bake, but sadly, there aren't too many sweet tooth's in my family. Although I am not the greatest baker around, I try.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake sweets, cook Italian, Mexican, and Ansion foods, and I love to make Sushi rolls.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year, just before the holidays, me and my mom become an Vietnamese egg roll factory. We will spend a how day making egg rolls, then freeze them for the upcoming holiday. Also like everyone else, Thanksgiving is a biggie holiday were my mom (the chief) and me (the sou chief) again have a cook-a-thon =)
My cooking triumphs
This year (2007) I made 9 different cookies and gave them out as gifs. They looked really beautiful and tasted great. Everyone loved them!
My cooking tragedies
There are too many. But lets just say, this year is the first year I was able to make an eatable chocolate chip cookie!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
This is very good dish...everyone loved it! I was light and the flavors were awesome! I didn't change a thing!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2008
Chickpea Salad II
This exactly what I was looking for. I added pasta to make it a really good meal. This was great for lunch because it could be eaten cold as we dont have a working mircowave. I also like to serve this over a bed of mixed greens. The dressing from the chickpea salad drips down on the mixed greens, and its like I get a bonus salad! Yum!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2008
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Very good cookie. Not too sweet. But I got mix reviews, some like them,some didn't.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2008
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