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Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Xcalak, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Member Since: Aug. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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In Heaven
About this Cook
VERY happily married, 18 year old daughter at School of Visual Arts in N.Y. Have dreamed forever of living in Mexico. My Spanish is getting better everyday. Though my profile says I now live in Xcalak, I don't yet but hope to be moving there within 2009. Figure saying it's true will really make it true!! We travel quite a bit, mainly now throughout Mexico and Central & S. America. We spent several weeks sailing around the S.Pacific, mainly the islands of Vanuatu and I am in love with the water, beaches. We live surrounded by water in New Orleans, but it's not the same. We lost our house in Katrina, now been living for three years in an old, outdated house trailer, but plan to use the money we've saved to make the lives we've always wanted!!
My favorite things to cook
I love all types of Caribbean and Mexican cuisine and will try any worthy recipe I can get my hands on. I dream of one day opening a little restaurant in Xcalak or some other small area on the Yucatan.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grew up in an Italian family, and there were no great adventures amongst the cooking in my family. But after marrying my husband five years ago, and with traveling so much, my horizons were broadened beyond my wildest dreams.
My cooking triumphs
My first authentic Mexican Roast Pork (from Gourmet Magazine, Sept.'07). I thought it would be another disaster, but got rave reviews! My husband fishes a lot, so we cook up all kinds of ways to fix fish.
My cooking tragedies
Pompano in banana leaves! Waste of a beautiful fish. What was I thinking?! Unfortunately, more cooking tragedies than triumphs, but that's how you learn, right?
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Best Buttercream Frosting
I will never EVER use another buttercream frosting recipe again. Mine came out so light and fluffy. The flour/milk didn't necessarily make a ball, but it was certainly thick enough to make one...I mean if you really WANT a ball. Anyway, used regular sugar but put it in the food processor to make it a little finer. Used it several times, most recently for an informal wedding cake, and EVERYONE raved about it. Had to email the recipe to something like 25 people.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2013
Real Hummus
Wow! This was awesome! Put it in a little plastic container and just let DH assume it came from the little Lebanese deli down the street. They make incredible hummus, but it's expensive, esp. compared to the value in this recipe. Pretty much followed as written in the update, more or less eyeballed stuff then adjusted to taste. Followed tips by other reviewers: cooked the beans in a pot for about 15 mins., in their own juice plus just a tiny bit of water, then scrubbed/pulled off the outer hulls after they cooled A pain to be sure, but these two things made for some seriously smooth hummus using my food processor. Definitely a keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 20, 2012
LuvAnn's Guacamole
Awesome! Halved the recipe to use in a small 7-layer dip. Only complaint was DH whining, "Did you have to use ALL the guacamole in the dip?" Had to make another batch just for him once the rest of the avacados were ripe. Thanks LuvAnn!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2010

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