Anabela Profile - (13691078)

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Living In: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
College grad and happily married with two pets, a dog and a cat. I love, love, love to cook, especially ethnic foods. I love to try new recipes and learn new ways to do things!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook or bake anything that pleases my husband. When he is happy, I am happy! So, I am willing to make him things that I have never eaten!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Portuguese sweet bread during easter is a beloved tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering my mothers Portuguese Chicken & Potatoes in red sauce! Its so fantastic and mine is exactly like hers! My husband says the same thing! It is truly fan-freakin tastic! Now, I will have to learn and master her Meat and Potatoes! That is the best meat and potatoes ever!
My cooking tragedies
Years, years, years ago I overcooked steak and I had been afraid to cook it again. The steak was like leather, and way overcooked and just gross, and unedible, but my husband (boyfriend at the time) ate it up and complained the whole time! lol
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
YUMMY! I used my 9x13 glass pan. I didnt have buttermilk, so I used 2% milk and 1t lemon juice. I also decreased the raisins, coconut and walnuts to 3/4c each and increased the carrots to 3c. I did use my Food Processor and it made shredding the carrots and crushing the pineapple a cinch. Baked at 350 degrees for 55 minutes and it came out absolutely perfect! This was phenomenal! I honestly didnt even think I liked carrot cake, since I have never had one that I could say was good, well this one is excellent and thank you for posting, cause now I am a carrot cake addict!! YUMMY

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2011
Sloppy Joes II
Added a couple Tablespoons of hubby's favorite BBQ sauce, a teaspoon of Goya Seasonings, a couple dashes of Chili Powder and a couple teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce, I used red bell pepper instead of green, and used 2t of brown sugar instead of 3 and instead of Garlic Powder, I used 2 minced fresh cloves of garlic and added that after the meat, onion and pepper were cooked and drained so as not to burn the garlic and simmered covered only 20 minutes instead of 30. So freaking good! My husband said its the best Sloppy Joe's he has ever had and me too! Thanks for this basic recipe with all ingredients usually on hand! Love it and love this recipe! Will be a regular in our rotation!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2011
Best Brownies
OMG! I made exact as directed but I didn't do the frosting and I used a wire whisk to incorporate everything and I melted butter in a glass dish in microwave. Baked them for 25min in preheated oven at 350, removed from oven and let them cool. They are so delicious! They are moist and chewy and not cake like! Thanks to all the other reviewers for saying DONT OVERMIX and DONT OVERBAKE! That makes all the difference in the world! These are disappearing so fast into my belly, my poor hubby wont get a chance to eat them! They are indeed the best Brownies ever! Thank you for posting this easy and quick recipe that makes the best dessert! Made these again today and only mixed a few times with a fork when everything was in the bowl. and OMG so fudgy and delicious! We are hooked! this is the go to brownie for us! Thank you so much! I only pray I can control myself and not make them again tomorrow and the next day and the next day!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2011

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