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Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm no chef, nor do I want to be; I'm just a soon-to-be wife who loves food and loves to cook it!! I used to be one of those people who was like, OMG I EVEN FAIL AT HAMBURGER HELPER, but when I moved out and started to cook for myself, things actually came out really tasty! (It must run in the family?) I still make mistakes once in awhile, but cooking is so fun that I'll never stop enjoying it! It truly is an art form :D
My favorite things to cook
I like to make up stir-fries with different veggie, meat, and sauce/seasoning combos. I also enjoy baking, but it's a little harder. Somehow things still come out tasting yummy. More than anything, I just find daily joy in coming up with something to make for dinner and being creative with it. I'm an artist, and it reminds me of making an illustration...gives me the same feeling of satisfaction when it's all done.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still haven't obtained all the family recipes from my mom. Her mom (my grandma), who was from Guatemala, used to make some tasty, ethnic dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I made a German chocolate cake for my fiance last spring! I toiled on it for like 2 hours...and man was it good. I'll never make cake from a box ever again.
My cooking tragedies
Even though it tasted awesome, the frosting on the cake looked like someone had puked on it! Plus the layers were lopsided, even though I tried to even them out, hah.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Salmon Patties II
Fried in coconut oil, these are awesome without any extra spices. I didn't use self-rising flour; I followed another commenter's advice and added 3/4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. I actually didn't use flour at all (diet preference) and they still puffed up! Cool! Because I didn't use flour, I added a glob of cream cheese to help keep them together. They were delicious but a bit dry, so I topped mine with a little more cream cheese, but they'd be great with some kind of sauce. These are so easy and versatile! Instant favorite!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2012
Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken
I don't normally like sweet and sour chicken, but this was awesome. Very flavorful indeed. I added fresh ginger and I think that extra kick really did it for me. I played around with ingredients since I'm on a paleo diet, and due to personal preferences. First, I omitted flour, obviously, so I didn't batter the chicken pieces. 2 fresh lemons gave me 1/2 cup lemon juice, but you might want a 3rd handy just in case. Instead of brown sugar, I used just under 1/3 cup of raw cane sugar plus a tiny bit of blackstrap molasses, maybe a teaspoon. Next time I'll serve this as soon as I add the sauce (which had already been simmering by itself while I cooked the meat) because I don't want to overcook the green peppers.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2012
Pizza Dough III
Perfect! Exactly what I needed. Next time I'm going to prebake just the crust for about 5 minutes so that it cooks all the way without burning the cheese. Last time I made breadsticks with the leftover dough, and it was SO DELICIOUS with just butter and garlic.

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Reviewed On: May 19, 2011

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