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Razia M.


Razia M.
 
Home Town: Stonybrook, Kingston, Jamaica
Living In: York, South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Just me.
Sneaky Cookie!
About this Cook
Sooo, the main thing about me is I LOVE SWEETS. My main weaknesses are chocolate, cookies, cheesecake..., and did I mention chocolate? Since I'm still in High School, I love to come home after a long tiring day at school and bake something fantastic for my family. My step mother and Mom were the two people who got me into baking, first my step mom when I was five made me learn how to make different types of cookies without a mixer, a hard task when your five years old! My mom always made sure that me and my siblings knew if we wanted money, we had to work for it. So I've been baking things from age seven until now and taking them around me neighborhood to sell, that was my primary source of income and still is! Of course, as the years have gone by, my baking has improved/adjusted and as my customers love to complain about, my prices have too. But over all, my neighboors have very supportive of me (even through the days when baking soda bars were my specialty, =D hehe).
My favorite things to cook
Anything, everything, but in particular, cookies, Cookies, COOKIES! And any other desserts I have the ingredients to make. I also love making Mediterranean and Middle eastern dishes. I just came back from a holiday in Egypt and I had a blast and LOVED the cuisine!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, we have tons of them, but lets see... Every thanksgiving, at my dad's house we make stuffed turkey, spicy fried king fish, curry goat (Jamaican style of course), rice and peas, and apple pie cheesecake. At my mom's place we do a chicken fiasco! We make fried chicken, BBQ freid chicken, baked chicken, curry chicken (middle eastern style), and stuffed chicken. Along with that is a baked broccoli au gratin, mac-n-cheese, biscuits, apple fritters, brownies, cheesecake bars, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies.
My cooking triumphs
well, most recently I would have to say this amazing chili, dulce le leche cheesecake, oreo cheesecake, tortilla de potata, eggless peanut butter cookies, and four layer pumkin-coconut-chocolate cream pie! But there are so many others as well.
My cooking tragedies
Where to being? I think the worst was the simplest task, gone quite, quite, wrong. I was getting ready to go out one weekend to do some food shopping, and was still beat tired. But I put the water on for a boiled egg, and when it boiled, put in the egg. So I usually let it boil for 4-5 min, and I was so tired that I set my alarm, and laid down. I did not hear that alarm. I woke to a house full of smoke and a BURNT egg in a pot void of water. How embarrassing!!!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Banana Cake VI
I just finished making this and...YUMMMM!!! I followed most of the directions only changed a few things. I used 1/2 cup of melted butter and 1/2 cup of oil to cream with the sugar and only used 2 cups of sugar. Also made my own buttermilk with vinegar and milk. This cake has rave reviews from my husband and I as well as our neighbor whose house I baked it at (our oven isn't working right now). Super moist, the freezing sounded weird to me but the end result is DELICIOUS so dont question it, just do lol. The Baking time was longer than an hour but after reading the other reviews I expected that so I didn't time it just check it every so often and busied myself with other things. Will Make again with walnuts and chocolate chips!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2013
Simple White Cake
This was a decent cake, not good but decent. A little dry and yet dense all at the same time...made no changes to the original recipe but perhaps I should have. Thanks anyway.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2012
Poor Man's Pepper Steak
I made this for my family about two months ago. It was delicious and I only changed a few things. First, I added one chopped jalapeño and stir fried it when I cooked the onion. Second, it needed a little more flavor so I added 1 tsp of cumin. The last small change I made was to use 1 1/2 cup of water, and 1/2 cup of cream, then cook over the stove to have a quicker meal. It came out simply amazing.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2011
 
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