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Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
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Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
Wow. I stayed up late to make these for the bf's birthday tomorrow and I think he's just gonna have to have a birthday sans cake-y dessert. I will not be serving these to anyone. These are truly awful. The idea is great. I followed the recipe exactly and they looked great and set up as they were supposed to, but I think they might be the worst cupcakes I've ever had. They don't really taste of chocolate, and the cream cheese filling is a disturbing texture (someone here said like scrambled eggs- I have to agree). The flavor of the filling, instead of blending nicely with the chocolate, is an odd sort of jarring, twangy flavor. But overall I think it comes down to a matter of taste. These taste cheap and of poor quality to me. I have learned my lesson, though. I won't be making any more cake-like items that rely only on huge amounts of oil and no eggs. It results in a cake that is moist, yes, but still just tastes sub-par. Not what I want in a cupcake.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2012
Cajun Chicken Pasta
I picked this recipe as one of my first cooking-for-the-boyfriend attempts and I'm pretty sure he's going to be a bit worried every time I venture into the kitchen now because of it. It was just not that great, which surprised me given all the rave reviews. I think it would be very helpful if the recipe elaborated on what "cajun seasoning" should include. At my large grocery store, I could only find two choices, both containing mostly salt and "spices" (whatever that means). I picked the one that had salt, spices, red pepper, and paprika. The end result tasted more salty than anything. I used fresh veggies and non-frozen chicken, but ended up with a lot of liquid in the pan after sauteeing everything. Also, the final result didn't look appetizing at all and I would say there were not enough veggies, just a lone visible bit of pepper here or there. I used less cream than called for and the end product was still a soupy mess. The "sauce" was way too thin and didn't cling to the noodles at all, it just dribbled everywhere and made horrible splattery noises falling back into the pan whenever a serving was lifted out of the dish. I was sort of embarrassed to serve it, but went ahead as we were both starving. The bf was sweet and said it tasted good during the first bite or two, but I couldn't help noticing the leftovers in his fridge were never touched. This one has potential but didn't work for me. Needs more veggies, less salt, and less as well as thicker sauce.

41 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2011
Buttermilk-Herb Bread
Just made a loaf of this bread and am eating it fresh out of the oven! I made this recipe as an attempt at a simple buttermilk loaf, leaving out the dressing mix. I had to add a LOT more flour than called for to get the dough where I could even handle it enough to knead, so I was worried it would come out too dense, but it gave a nice, light, fluffy loaf with a good texture. Nothing fancy but good for a simple loaf.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2010

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