Sarah Profile - (13803470)

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Home Town: Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Living In: Eagle Mountain, Utah, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Reading Books
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Lavender-Lemon Cupcakes
Macarons Parisien with Fresh Lime Curd
Macarons Framboise
About this Cook
I grew up in Hong Kong where my parents were teachers. It was during high school that I took a week long Asian cooking class and got hooked on cooking! I was an elementary school teacher until this fall when I "retired" to stay home with my 3 year old daughter! Our family has recently moved to Utah and we are enjoying exploring all the great hiking, camping, and cycling the state has to offer. (Which is good because, now that I am home full time, I tend to cook a lot more than I used to!!)
My favorite things to cook
Anything and everything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of my favorite family traditions is something we started in the last five years. As a tribute to my grandma's New Orleans roots, we now make Crab Imperial for Christmas dinner (from my grandparent's favorite restaurant, Commander's Palace). And bread pudding with whiskey sauce for dessert!
My cooking triumphs
In college I had some friends that got together once a week and made dinner together. We were living in Arizona and thought we should embrace the southwest one night by making an entire meal out of cacti! We made cactus fries, Nopale Leaves stuffed with Machacca, and Prickly Pear Margaritas...all of it from scratch. We had a blast! / Another success was cooking for 35 people for my best friend's wedding shower and getting rave reviews and requests for the recipes. / The ladybug cake I made for my daughter's first birthday. I was very proud of the fact that it not only looked cute, it was very yummy! I can't stand those cakes that look amazing but taste like glue. The point of cake is to enjoy eating it, right?
My cooking tragedies
When my best friend and I were in middle school we tried to make "See's Candy Suckers" and set the fire alarm off. With the same friend, sophmore year of highschool, we made the most sad and pathetic gingerbread house you ever saw! I think it was falling apart before we even attempted to put it together. When it was "finished" we were crying from laughing so hard at how bad it was! Two years ago, as a tribute to that memory, she bought me a gingerbread house kit and we put that together with much greater success.
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Barbeque Bacon Quesadillas
This was super yummy! I had some left over BBQ pulled pork to use up and wasn't in the mood for just pulled pork sandwiches. Someone from AR recommended this to me and I'm so glad they did! I used the BBQ pork in place of just the BBQ sauce. I also added some black beans and served with roasted salsa on the side. It's so nice to have something fun and different to do with leftovers! Will be making these again!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2011
Fresh Lime Curd
This turned out fantastic!! I recently went to Paris and fell in love with French Macaroons. I wanted to try making them when I came home. Since I had a million limes on hand I thought I would try a lime curd as the filling. The result was a perfect combination of the delicate, sweet French Macaroon with the bright tartness of this lime curd. Perfection!!!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2011
Rolled Buttercream Fondant
This was my first time making or using fondant and I was very pleased with how easy this was! A friend who came to help me make it into Calla Lilies (and has worked with fondant many times) commented on how it was the perfect consistency. It can also be refrigerated or frozen for later use which I find super convenient! Oh...and I didn't have clear vanilla extract on hand so I used 1/2 tsp of almond extract and it worked well.

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2011
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