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Danii


Danii
 
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Living In: San Jose, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Music, Painting/Drawing
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homemade Chocobo character cake
About this Cook
My name is Danii. I'm just a kid that enjoys art, travel, and cooking. I'm sixteen years old and my passion for gastronomic artistry has inspired me to test out of high school early and tackle culinary school. I've got my foot in the door of the industry and on the road to someday becoming a professional chef. But for now, cooking for the people I love and care for is more than enough.
My favorite things to cook
Baking! I'll bake all kinds of things: cakes, pastries, breads, etc. Whatever my family requests of me I'm always eager to prepare, but oftentimes I find myself jumping at the opportunity to shove a cake onto the table. I've also been making sushi for longer than anything else (surprisingly), and I never get tired of that either. I also find myself cooking anything that's been a hit in the family that I know they can't get enough of. I love to try new ingredients and flavours all the time, so I'm constantly browsing the web looking for something interesting to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have many traditions in our family involving cooking (except, of course, Thanksgiving - I did the whole meal this year). I'm trying to kick everyone into getting some good old-fashioned plum pudding and goose on the Christmas table and some buffalo burgers with homemade chilli during the summer. I hope to stir up a recipe that's good enough to someday become a tradition in my family.
My cooking triumphs
I'm not sure about this one. Other than having a few dishes become huge successes among my family and friends, I don't have any superb gratifications. I think the greatest achievements I've made are the smiles on people's faces that appear when they eat my food. I know there's nothing better to be proud of.
My cooking tragedies
We all have them. Forgetting the sugar in soufflés, having meringues fall flat, seeing the disgusted look on someone's face after taking one bite of food... I've been there!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Lasagne Verdi al Forno
Whoooa, this was amazing. So worth the labour (which I'm pretty used to, because lasagne is a frequent meal in our house). This is perfect as is, I'm sure, but I had to make adjustments because I didn't have semolina flour, chicken livers or any meat except for Italian sausage. And everything turned out totally fine. I also added some cream to the bechamel for a nice, rich finish as well as a sprinkling of mozzarella in the layers. Thanks so much for this recipe; it rivals the usual tomato-based lasagne! (I personally prefer this version!)

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2010
Rich and Simple French Onion Soup
Fabulous French onion soup. I substituted some port wine in place of the sherry and it was a delightful change. Though, I must agree with another user - DO brown the onions! The caramelized flavour is a must. Also, if you start with a roux before adding the liquid, it makes a great thick pasta sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2010
Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
Wonderful Recipe. The original recipe is awesome, and I like it with some of my changes as well. Instead of using pre-made Alfredo sauce I made my own by reducing some cream til it was saucy and adding Parmesan or Romano, then salt and white pepper to taste. I like to use spiral-shaped pasta for this recipe when I don't have penne. I sometimes omit the mushrooms, too.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2010
 
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