Sylvan Profile - (13259913)

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Living In: Maine, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I've had more experience with baking than cooking, but I've been out on my own for a few months now and I'm just looking to gain more experience and learn more!
My favorite things to cook
On the baking side, I love doing cookies, breads/rolls, and using whole wheat flour for all of it. When it comes to cooking, I've been making a lot of soups, stir frys, and pasta dishes lately. Mostly simple stuff, because I'm usually cooking for just me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Home-made mac & cheese was a big favorite, as well as zucchini bread and muffins made with fresh-picked berries.
My cooking triumphs
Beef stew and biscuits is one of my meals that turned out pretty well. Same goes for stuffed shells and lasagna. I also make mocha-chip cookies pretty often, and lots of people like them.
My cooking tragedies
Once I tried making manicotti (sp?) with rolled-up lasagna noodles, which I still think is a good idea, but I used whole wheat lasagna so they ended up pretty dry. Most pie crusts I've attempted have been near-tragedies. I'm still trying to find ways to use whole wheat flour without drying everything out.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
The Best Gluten Free Brownies Ever...Seriously
Pretty good!... nice and fudge-like. I'm not an experienced gluten-free baker, so I was worried when I saw how sticky and difficult to spread the batter was, but I guess that's typical, because it came out well. I didn't have teff flour but I used brown rice flour instead, and that didn't ruin it, thankfully.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2012
Coconut Cream Pie VI
This is some good stuff... I used about a cup of coconut milk and 2 of regular... and also less butter because coconut milk has a decent amount of fat.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2010
Avocado Dessert
It was good, but very sweet, which I guess is necessary to keep the avocado flavor from overwhelming it. I think this works best as a fruit dip or topping, rather than eating it straight.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2009

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