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Ds R.

Ds R.
Home Town: Sabana Grande, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico
Living In: Bronx, New York, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Le Lo Lai Festival, Puerto Rico
About this Cook
I worked in the restaurant industry 6 years and am now working in the luxury hotel industry. I also host an interactive recipe web group on the Care2.com network called Puerto Rico Dish By Dish which is a growing collection of recipes (new + traditional) along with history, photos, news clips, etc from the island of Puerto Rico.
My favorite things to cook
I'm one of the few people who love to make desserts more than eat them. My favorite dessert to make is Tiramisu.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite tradition is when all the women of the family would get together to make pasteles. This is a very long process so the time would pass by sharing stories and laughing while making the pasteles.
My cooking tragedies
One traditional appetizer of Puerto Rico is called Surullos. I love these things. Very addictive. They are the absolutely, totally, simplest thing in the world to make. For some reason I can NEVER get them right, EVER!. They either come out rock hard or they keep falling apart.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots
Awesome once I made a few minor changes: I wrapped the tater tot and a slice of pickled jalapeno in the bacon.....sealed with toothpick. I froze the ones (in a tupperware) that weren't going to be eaten immediately and then deep fried the ones for that day until the bacon was crunchy, placed on a papertowel lined plated to soak excess oil then sprinkled with grated cheese (I've used cheddar, pepper jack, swiss, mozzarella, fontina, gouda.....they're ALL good), then serve with different dipping sauces (red hot sauce, honey mustard sauce, bbq sauce, blue cheese, ranch, etc.)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2012
Eggplant Appetizer
loved it! made the serving measurements for 10pp because I wanted to try the recipe out first and made just a few minor tweaks to the recipe: - Used 1/2 lemon instead of red wine vinegar since I didn't have any on hand - Used 1/4 cup tomato sauce because I was fresh out of tomatoes -Added 2 minced garlic cloves to the mixture because I'm a freak like that and could never even consider cooking without garlic! ;) YUM!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2012
Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
This was good......REAL good. I followed the instructions to a T except that I didn't have pine nuts....but I did have slivered almonds and used those instead. Also, I used one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil instead of three....although I do LOVE olive oil I don't like having an "oily feeling" on my veggies. I did a taste test at the end and I decided that next time it will need 1 or 2 garlic cloves minced in. YUM! Thank you!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2012
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