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Home Town: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Living In: Queens, New York, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Im a single mother/artsy type. I never use to cook much for any reason other then survival, but after I had my son I figured I better get serious about learning to cook. The more I cook the more I enjoy it. I'm finding Caribbean and Mexican foods are my strong points. I like to cook a lot of Asian foods too, but nothing makes my little boy happier then a nice hearty Mexican dish or some yummy Caribbean cooking. Having lots of fun on allrecipes.com this website is a GODSEND! I've tried so many awesome recipes and have a ton more to try!
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Asian, Caribbean food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am the queen of Thanksgiving cooking in my family, thanks to all the wonderful I found on this website!
My cooking triumphs
Hey everytime I cook something that's edible it's a triump for me! Also when I cooked sweet and sour chicken for the first time (recipe from this site). It was the hardest thing I had cooked to date but it tasted way better then the sweet and sour chicken I got from the resturants. I was thrilled by that and it's one of the things that made me fall in love with allrecipe.com
My cooking tragedies
Another time I tried to cook that same sweet and sour chicken meal since it had become my "Arc de Triomphe" or whatever. I had made the perfect sweet and sour sauce and poured it into a serving bowl but the sauce was too hot. The bowl broke and all that sweet and sour sauce was all over the floor and counters. I had to make some more sauce quickly but I was out of white vinegar, so I tried to use apple cider vinegar instead. LOL. Needless to say, that didn't go over so well. What's worst I had my hyper critical mother over. She still hasn't let me live that down...
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Basic Crepes
Okay so I followed the directions exactly and was really excited as I never made crepes before. The first two crepes didn't look so hot but after i got the spreading technique down they really started to look like restaurant style crepes! I was happy that I learned to make this kind of fancy dish and it was remarkably easy. Then I tasted one of the crepes...BLECH!! I'm sorry but don't you have to put sugar, vanilla or something? I actually added in a little vanilla and cinnamon at the beginning, even though the recipe did call for it, it still tasted so bland. I added more vanilla, more cinnamon and some almond extract and sugar, okay it was getting better but still didn't taste like the crepes I get in the restaurants. I ended up throwing what was left of the crepe batter into what was left of the pancake batter I had stored which already had cinnamon, almond extract and vanilla extract. Now we're talking! They tasted great and my son loved them with some apple pie filling and whipped cream, but as the original recipe stood, I don't get how it got so many high reviews. The taste was flavorless without even a bit of sweetness in it.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2014
Barbie's Tuna Salad
I was a little let down. I mean it taste good, but it doesn't really taste much different then my usual tuna salad which only consist of tuna, sweet relish, mayo and maybe a little salt and pepper. I couldn't really taste to much of the other ingredients, maybe just a little of the parsley, but everything else just kind of got lost. Would I make this again? Maybe, for company, just to seem fancy :) But for myself and my kid I think the usual sweet relish, mayo, tuna recipe will work just fine and is all the more easier.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2013
Ground Beef Enchiladas
I would have given this 5 stars but there were so many alterations. I took others advice and used sour cream instead of yogurt. Also I used half Mozzarella cheese and half Gouda cheese. I'm a huge fan of Gouda cheese and I needed some more cheese for this recipe anyway. I used chili peppers instead of chili's. I bought the chilly peppers by accident not really knowing there was a difference between that and regular chili's. I also added a little ketchup to the meat/taco seasoning mix and used regular onion. Everything came out fabulous! I served it to my 8 year old son and he absolutely raved about how good it was. He wants me to tell the whole family the recipe and wants me to teach it to his kids when he gets older and has some. LOL. I have to say that was the best review I'd ever heard. My son pretty much wants this enchilada encoded into his DNA he loves it so much. I will definitely make this again. If you want to follow my version just make sure to only use half Gouda. Too much Gouda might make this too salty.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2013
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