Alexis Profile - (13774258)

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Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a 26 year old student/actor living in Coquitlam, BC, with my boyfriend, our dog Sasha and our kitten Sid Vicious. I cook whenever I have the time and whenever the mood inspires me, which is typically every night. I'm constantly trying to gain weight and I find cooking your own meals and desserts is the best and most cost-effective way to do so.
My favorite things to cook
Anything on the grill, all mexican dishes, things that can make vegetables I don't like taste good, cookies and cakes (which is pretty much the extent of my baking ability), southern dishes - my family's from Georgia (cajun, creole, soul food, etc.), seafood dishes... pretty much anything I like to eat! I'm pretty traditional in my tastes and kind of lame in some areas - for example, I don't really like fruit with meat, or strawberries in my salad, or mango in my salsa, etc. - but I love finding recipes that combine ingredients in a way that I think is unusual or I won't like, only to find out it is delicious... my taste horizons are forever expanding...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and dad make a killer Pulled Pork, my mom can bake lots of good stuff, my dad introduced me to clam chowder... my mom grew up in Georgia so I inherited a lot of her Southern tastes (and recipes).
My cooking triumphs
My Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder is adored by all, I love my Kung Pao Chicken, I make my mini cheesecakes for... well, for myself :p all the time...
My cooking tragedies
Umm... let's see... a roast that turned out tough as nails, a steak marinade that was WAAAAY too spicy, salsa that was waaaay too spicy, chocolate cake that was dry and not fudgy at all.... and this is just in the last few weeks. :-p
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
Really disappointed with this... As written, the recipe has way too much apple and not enough kiwi. Apple was all you could see or taste and the kiwi disappeared to nothing. Thought 3 T of fruit perserves was way too much - would make it like a glaze - so used 2 T and was still WAY too much. Plus the sugar made all the fruit release their juice so it was just mushy fruit slop - didn't hold the diced shape at all. Am so disappointed I haven't even bothered to make the cinnamon chips cuz the salsa doesn't look appetizing enough to scoop up :(

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2009
General Tsao's Chicken
Decreased cornstarch to 1/4 c, decreased sugar to 1/2 c, added slightly less than 1/4 c of vinegar. Dipped chicken in egg and soy, then shook in bag with 1/2 c cornstarch and 1/2 c flour (got rid of a lot of the overall starchy taste). Added thin, diagonally sliced carrots to veg, added water/cornstarch to thicken sauce and water to thin. Poured sauce over chicken just before serving. Awesome with revisions.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2009
Shrimp Scampi
Halved the recipe for the bf and I. Added about a tsp of olive oil to the butter, incresed the butter to 1/3 c, added chopped cherry tomatoes, used 3 cloves garlic and 1/2 c wine. Also added lemon juice, fresh oregano, basil and chive, and red pepper flakes. Classic.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2009

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