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Home Town: Ramona, California, USA
Living In: Oakland, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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At my fav Mexican Dive with my Family
About this Cook
Hi! I am the second oldest in a family of five, and low and behold we all grew up. I moved from a small country town to the Bay Area and now I live with my Dad and Boyfriend. I have an all new, remodeled high tech kitchen to use, and I feel so spoiled. I totally take advantage, This kitchen is NICE! Everyone around me wants me to become a professional Chef and Go to Culinary School. This sounds like fun but I just dont know!! Maybe some feedback on some recipes will help. Thanks for taking the time to check me out!
My favorite things to cook
I love making SOUP, for starters, and just about anything that men like to eat. My Dad has a very strict diet so yummy healthy SALADS are on the list. We love Italian food around here, and naturally my hearty red sauce has been consumed at all meal times with pasta of course! In my mind its all about SPICES, GARLIC, OLIVE OIL, and LOTS OF VEGGIES!!!! But as Ive mentioned, Dad is basically spice free, So I have diffrent thing for him too. ***Another thing that is very important to me is the need to Waste Nothing and Clean Out The Fridge. Am I Right Or Am I Right??!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my two families get together. On my Moms side we always have Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Is Huge!! ( 8 Aunts and Uncles, Spouses, Cousins and their Spouses and Children ) I always bring deviled eggs, and my mom and I make Fudge, and Mashed potatos or Potato salad. The deviled eggs never last, and I must make some, lest the family disown me for depriving them. J/K They are the nicest people you have ever met!! Then I have a Fathers Family Gathering in the Summer, and we usually eat unGodly amounts of Steak and Seafood, Totally Splurge (so great) And cater to many preteen kids in the mood for kid food. For this Family event I am usually in partial charge of what we eat,(the woes of the willing). This year to celebrate the remodeled kitchen, my Dads family came to own house fro Thanksgiving!! It was so fun to have all my cousins here. My Aunts, Dad's Girlfrined and I all made a TON of Food!!
My cooking triumphs
When I get a whim to make anything from scratch and it is good I have Triumphed. I made Marshmallow a while back and was soo proud! It was kinda dangerous! :D Perfectly texture cheesecake is another.
My cooking tragedies
Nothing too bad, but I need help with marinated or pickled asparagas... Haha, the number one tragedy was curry cream of mushroom soup from scratch... Why was I the only one who liked it?
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie
absolutly amazing! Let sit for more than a day, it becomes unrivaled! switch to milk chocolate if prefered. I made the crust, 1.5 crumbled oreos, .5 stick of butter, mixed then pressed into pan and baked at 350 for 10 mins or so until crispy! Twas a delight- 10 stars!!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2011
Apple Pecan Cobbler
this is really good! I ate it at room temp this mornign with my coffee yum! If I were you I would add alot more pecans, especially to the topping. I cut down th sugar and it was still great! Made personal sized portions and gave them 300 in th oven for about th same time as th original recipe suggests. Even my anti-apple friend said it was really good :) :) :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2010
Easy Pie Crust
I kno my oil wasnt bad because i tasted th dough before hand and it tasted good. Cooked it was not as good.. good texture but not my thing

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2010

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