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Home Town: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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hamburger cake
Chicken Enchiladas
About this Cook
I'm a 23 year old Chinese girl living in NY. I've been cooking and baking since I was young and still love to do so. I enjoy working with my hands and being creative so cooking and crafting are my favorite hobbies. While I'm not all knowledgeable about food, I'm always learning and most (keyword, most) of my dishes comes out quite tasty!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking dishes that show off the natural beauty and flavor of the ingredients. I try to cook healthier by using less oil, etc., but sugar is my weak point. I love making pizza and bread! I like grilling things and baking too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chinese new year cake with red bean paste! We make it every year only once a year. We also enjoy my dad's steamed sponge cake but since it uses so many egg yolks we try not to make it so often.
My cooking triumphs
When I was younger it used to be cheesecake but I've made that so often now that it no longer impresses me (even though it's still tasty!) Mango mousse cake, shaped cakes with fondant, tempura, thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, grilling parties.
My cooking tragedies
Apricot cake (mixing CANNED apricot nectar into cake mix = gross dense metallic tasting cake). I undercooked the thanksgiving turkey last year! Oops.. at least the white meat was moist from brining. I threw a tea party once and the teacups were way too tiny.. especially since I only had tea bags. That was embarrassing. I can't wait to improve upon that!
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Easy Lemon Bars
So easy and so yummy! I was skeptical of how this would turn out but it was great for a casual mother's day dessert. I used Lemon Supreme cake mix with a box of instant vanilla pudding mixed in and I used 1.5 packages of cream cheese with half a juicy lemon, a bit more sugar than asked for and a tsp of pure vanilla. Will definitely make again for friends.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2009
Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana
This recipe was really tasty even though I've never tried the olive garden version. I did what was easy for me which meant changes. I used a can of evaporated milk, 1/3 cup of 1% milk, and 1 qt water for the liquid. I used ~6 cups baby kale and 6 small red potatoes. Instead of chicken stock, I ran out, I used 1 Tbsp chicken broth powder. Oh and I only used 3 sausage links to cut down the fat and left out the bacon. We had optional bacon bits for the table. Will definitely make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2009
Salmon Chowder
Delicious! I added 2 cloves fresh garlic and left out the cheese. This soup is so good! I will definitely make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2009

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