Malia81 Profile - (13105801)

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Home Town: Northeastern, Ohio, USA
Living In: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Chocolate Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts and Dried Cranberries
Creamy Tomato Bisque with Fresh Green Onions and Sour Cream
Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo with Ground Beef and Fresh Chopped Basil
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
It really depends on my mood. If I'm feeling it, I'll make it :) I get really inspired by things I've had in restaurants or see on Food Network, so I like to put my own twist to it. I'm really into simple, clean and fresh right now... but also enjoy more time consuming and technical dishes/desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Meatloaf and Lasagna with my brother... the best recipes ever!
My cooking triumphs
* My first lemon meringue pie at the age of 7... it came out perfect with my Oma overseeing every step ;) * My first batch of homemade, whole wheat bread! * Thanksgiving for 30 people at my house in 2005 :D
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous
I made this on Mother's Day as one of the side dishes for dinner and everyone loved it! It was a bit too powerful for my personal tastes and would decrease the fruit and cinnamon just slightly (maybe 1/4c of each dried fruit and 2t cinnamon) - this is probably because I'm not very big on any sweets, so def my personal preference.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2010
Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars
I followed this recipe exactly except for the pan. I used a 9" round instead of an 11x7" I did need to let it bake for an extra 20 minutes because the rhubarb/custard filling hadn't set all the way after the first 35mins. The taste and flavors were great, but I did have to cut the sugar and it came out perfectly tart/sweet. I was told this was the best rhubarb pie a man had ever eaten and he's been eating rhubarb pie for over 70yrs!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2010
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
LOVED this recipe! I recently moved and so my tried-and-true recipes (you know, the one's you're famous for) were all in storage :( I came to AR looking for a backup and was bummed about it. But, I was NOT bummed with how this turned out! I doubled the recipe and made 3 medium loafs. They weren't super sweet (I don't like super sweet BNB) and were super moist! My bananas were already way too brown and since they were a more liquidy, I did have to let these bake for an extra 15mins. The first loaf was eaten at a dinner, the second went to a friend and the 3rd got devoured at work :)

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2010

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