Shak Profile - (1421406)

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Home Town: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Hi I'm a working mom and married and also have a 10 ,15 and 16 year old Also fascinated with international cuisine, always like to bring some thing new to the table from different cultures. I've alway's loved cooking , but my true passion is baking. There is nothing more fulfilling then working your hands into dough, then seeing your children eating and enjoying what you made with your bare hands, “Wait” then hearing them say mom I really want to cook like you when I grow up. priceless...
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pasta,bake from brownies to a tiramisu , I really have to say that in my house it's a fight between rice and pasta my husband and my son love there rice, but me and my girls love our pasta usually the men win!
My favorite family cooking traditions
my mom is an ok cook, but a very good baker . For the question of cooking traditions.I would have to say my favorite is cooking for my family on holiday's ,especially our dessert table wow do we bake enough to feed an army.
My cooking triumphs
learning how to make an awesome pizza crust ,Just like the one in the pizza shops. a little tip use a pizza stone your pizza will be nice and crunchy...
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make caramel swirls for a cheesecake. Man does that hurt! when touched by a human finger!
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Extreme Chocolate Cake
I followed the recipe to the T... and it was perfect, so moist and just the right amount of sugar. Will become a regular. Thanks for sharing

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Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2014
San Francisco Pork Chops
This was really good. I didn't follow recipes exact measurements but I did use all the required ingredients. let me tell you very flavorful. I made with some white rice : P yummy. all I needed was to add broccoli and it would have tasted exactly like beef broccoli from the chinese fast food. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2014
Coconut Pancake Syrup
I waited anxiously for the weekend to make pancakes, along with the syrup for my family. The recipe is scrumpcious. I didn't have any corn syrup on hand so I made some my self, 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cups water, 1/4 tea cream of tartar and pinch of salt. bring to a boil, (soft ball stage)let cool. Adjustments I made to the recipe: I used 1 tab of the corn starch as other reviewer suggested but to be honest next time I'll use the 2 tab, because I like my syrup a little thicker and not so runny. I will also decrease the sugar,to about 1/4 cup. The sweetened coconut gives it that extra sweetness. I also added 1 tea of coconut extract. IT DEFENITLY MADE A DIFFRENCE. But all in all I loved the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2013
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