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Ileana Vila

Ileana Vila
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About this Cook
I am retired after a long career in the computer programming world and have discovered my old self...and I love her!!! I am about to be a grandmother and I love to cook food that my family or company loves.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking new recipes. I do have my favorites from the past. There are Cuban croquetas which I will post someday as I have modified them so that they might not be as much work as the old traditional ones are, and crock pot black beans also ala CUBAN!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Black Bean Hummus
Just tried this recipe and as another reviewer commented, I too did not have tahini on hand so I substituted with cashew butter for the for one (as I don't have peanut butter). I kept everything else the same, going easy on the salt and cayenne so that I could flavor it per my family's tastes. It was absolutely delicious and going to become something I will make over and over again. Thank YOU so much for this recipe!!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2014
Peanut Butter Cookies IX
These cookies are delicious. I followed the recipe exactly but did have to use the "halved" quantities because I only wanted 24 cookies. I let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for about 15 minutes before using the spatula to remove. They were not crumbly at all. I actually froze several little balls of cookie dough so that I can make a cookie for my grandson as he "needs" one (hehe). I read somewhere that all cookie doughs can be frozen...we shall see. Loved this cookie!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2013
Brunch Scones
I made a few substitutions based on what I had in my pantry and they still turned out delicious. I used 1/2 cup of dried cranberries/blueberries (mixed), and 2/3 cup of almond milk instead of regular milk. Everything else was kept as per recipe. Since I didn't understand what was meant by rubbing the butter into the flour, I just used two knives and using criss/cross cutting motions, cut the butter into the flour/sugar mixture as best I could. After you make the well and add milk, I used a fork to stir it all then once blended, used my hands. At this point, the butter made its way completely into the mixture. I used a 350 degree oven and kept the scones in the oven for 22 minutes. Oh and in trying to keep things easy, I also did as another reviewer suggested and just created a big circular shape with dough on a large wooden cutting board and then cut it into 8 pieces like pie slices. ENJOY they were great!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2012

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