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Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Me and my bear
About this Cook
I love writing, reading, cooking, knitting and taking photos of my friends (and food).
My favorite things to cook
Bolognese sauce, empanadas (Spanish meat pies), sambousik (Lebanese meat pieces) and pumpkin praline cheesecake ...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is British and makes a mean roast beef or lamb with Yorkshire pudding. We used to have this every Christmas along with roast chestnuts.
My cooking triumphs
After some tentative success with boxed cakes, my first triumph was chocolate Earl Grey cookies here on allrecipes. They were great and I was hooked!
My cooking tragedies
I kneaded my first bread too much and while it baked up okay, it turned into cement in your stomach... ugh!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake
I added a lot of extra cocoa powder to up the chocolate taste and it still wasn't super strong. This is a nice cheesecake but I really disliked the Bailey's flavor. To be fair, folks at my office loved it and someone actually ate three slices! I myself found the Bailey's distracting and not pleasant even though I love it in mixed drinks. But a good recipe over all, I might try it again without Bailey's.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2010
French Toast I
This is an absolute keeper. It's my all-time favorite french toast recipe!! I've made it a few times with leftover french or sourdough. I don't use the cinnamon (didn't seem to make much of a difference) and I LOVE the nutmeg flavor... it's strong but really delicious. I also made it with sweetened cocoa powder for a friend, it was good too!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2010
Argentine Meat Empanadas
I'm only rating the filling as I made my own basic dough. They were very tasty and they smelled awesome - I made them with only 1 kind of paprika (the store didn't have sweet vs. hot), without raisins and with kalamata olives instead of green. I also made some without the egg, I preferred it without egg. Good base recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2010

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