Alexandra Profile - (13155210)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Hi, my name is Alexandra, I absolutely love to cook and have been cooking since i was a little girl. I'm 15 years old and one cooking is definitely one of my favorite hobbies! I simply love tweaking and adjusting recipes, to add a bit of my own unique style. I love cooking so much because the sky is the limit (and i haven't gotten that high yet...haha)It's always a surprise how a new recipe will turn out, and i love surprises!
My favorite things to cook
Low calorie and low fat versions of food, desserts, and pasta dishes. I try to eat healthfully, so i usually try to decrease the fat, calories and sugar in all of my recipes, and up the fiber and protein. Desserts always are decadent and fulfulling so i like those, and since i am an avid cross country runner, those carbo-loading pasta dishes are definitely high on my list!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love thanksgiving! I'm always experimenting with new ways to prepare the turkey, much to my mother's shagrin, and there's always a way to make the mashed potatoes creamier, fluffier and richer... It's a lot of work, but i'm open to new ideas. I also love when my family gives me positive feedback on my culinary masterpieces!
My cooking triumphs
I recently succeded in making a tasty roasted-red pepper sauce, and people say my pies, cookies and cakes are to die for, not to be too humble...haha
My cooking tragedies
I have completely failed at lemon custard...and i once put cinnamon in stir-fry...yuck! A couple of times, my breads have turned out pretty catastrophic too...I think the yeast was old... ha ha ha, just kidding.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Campbell's(R) Green Bean Casserole
This dish was creamy and salty, but it lacked a bit of flavor. However, it reminded me of my Grandma's green bean casserole from my childhood, so I will keep this recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2009
Libby's(R) Famous Pumpkin Pie
This pie was delicious, creamy and spicy. I loved it! I made one minor change: I substituted sweetened condensed milk for the sugar and evaporated milk. It was perfect! This recipe is a keeper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2009
Pecan Pie Bars II
These were absolutely fantastic! I baked them the day before, refridgerated them overnight, and served them at Thanksgiving dinner. My family gobbled them up! However, i had to bake them about twice as long, because the middle was still liquidy when i tried to cut them. But these were delicious nonetheless! 5 stars for sure!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2009

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