Angeline Profile - (1416640)

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Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I write, read, and breathe fiction. I was formerly a literary assistant/budding agent, but have now focused full-time on my writing career. I'm obsessed with cooking delicious food, eating delicious food, and enjoying delicious food. I love sharing my love of food with others. You can find me in between the valleys of LA and Santa Barbara on any given day.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti with meat sauce. Soy-garlic marinated ribeye with herb butter. Steak and fried potatoes in oyster sauce glaze. Soy-garlic & five spice-infused chicken over jasmine rice. My mom's pasta stir fry with ground pork that she's been making for me since I was a kid; this recipe is a beautiful marriage of soy sauce and ketchup (East meets West, who'd believe it?. I also love cooking my mom's lemongrass beef, as well as her braised chicken with ginger. So many things to cook, so little time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love preparing Thanksgiving dinner with my mom and sister every year. I'm famous for my buttery garlic mashed potatoes.
My cooking triumphs
A few of my cooking triumphs include: perfecting my famous spaghetti sauce, successfully replicating a few of my mom's recipes, and creating impressive garlic bread in a third-world country using only a spoon.
My cooking tragedies
I have accepted my inability to create desserts from scratch. I've managed to ruin apple pie and chocolate chip cookies back-to-back.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Island-Style Fried Rice
My husband and I have made this recipe twice now. We both like the recipe, but had to make the following revisions for this to be 4 star-worthy. Added fresh chopped garlic in addition to the garlic powder. Also added chopped yellow onions to give it some texture. Excluded the pineapple because we've never seen restaurants in Hawaii use pineapple in their fried rice, ever (yes, we ate at all the hidden gems/local spots, not the touristy places). Only used 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce. Anyone who has cooked with oyster sauce or is familiar with it knows how salty it is. 3 tablespoons sounded like way too much, so we used 2 tablespoons our first try; the leftovers next day were almost inedible. Cut down to 1 tablespoon this time around and it made all the difference. Used Spam Less Sodium instead of regular Spam to balance the saltiness of the oyster sauce. Added nori fumi (seaweed) furikake rice topping on the rice, just like they do with poke bowls. My husband and I both agree that this topping adds a whole new level of complexity to the fried rice. We insist that you try it! Overall, this is a good starting point with room to improvise. Thanks for posting!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2015
Great recipe for guacamole! The only changes I made were halving the amount of onions and tomatoes. I've also used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, and it works just as well. It's been a big hit with friends and family!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2012
Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers
My fiancé and I decided that turkey burgers are just not for us. The recipe, however, made it much more palatable. I made fresh bread crumbs and seasoned them with dry herbs and spices. We used all of the egg instead of only the whites. I substituted garlic salt in place of regular salt and a dash of seasoning salt. Overall, the flavors were good.. For being a turkey burger.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2011

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