Deann Profile - (13177597)

cook's profile


Home Town: California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
If only there was something delicious here to stare longingly at...
Make sure your Cook's Profile is loaded with gaze-worthy photos.
Start uploading photos now!
About this Cook
I am a restaurant manager who one day wants to have her own place to share her cooking/baking with the world! I have used for quite awhile but finally decided to join to add my own recipes and comment on others' recipes with my own suggestions.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and experimenting with cooking from any international cuisine. Everything from good ole all-American comfort food to asian cuisine to Mediterranean to middle eastern cooking, and more!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents both grew up in the Philippines and I am also a Navy brat which can account for my widely-accepting pallette. My mother trained me to cook at a young age and taught me a lot of traditional philipino recipes. She also taught me to bake. We also lived in Italy for two years so I learned a lot of traditional Italian cooking methods.
My cooking triumphs
I created an apple-cake recipe when I was young because we had a huge apple tree. I have since made it with pears and added different things to it. Also, I am dating a vegetarian so I love to recipes which normally use meat and use meat-substitutes or veggies in their place, without sacrificing flavors.
My cooking tragedies
I have had many! Cookies that came out too flat, forgetting the cheese layers in my lasagna, miscalculating measurements of recipes... I try to forget those when they happen. :)
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Deena's Sweet Potato Dish
This was good but waaaaaay too sweet. Next time I will definitely adjust the brown sugar/butter topping, maybe just do half. With the vanilla and marshmallows, it was overwhelming.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2013
This was an awesome recipe, I served it over rice. I sauteed each veggie before layering it in the pan to get a nice browning crisp on them, then I didn't have to bake as long. I also added some mozzarella before baking.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2009
Pineapple Scotchies
This was great, they taste kind of like personal pineapple upside-down cakes. I could only find a 20 oz can of pineapple so I used it in place of the 2 eight oz ones. This of course added a bit of moisture to the cookies, even after draining completely, but it didn't really affect the outcome, the cookies were a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Delightful and I will make again. Everyone was intrigued by the flavor combination.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2009

In Season

Leftover Central
Leftover Central

The hard work's over, now celebrate the leftovers.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States