Cyndy Profile - (15754546)

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Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
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Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Strawberry Angel Food Dessert
I made this today with store bought (frozen pound cake - 2 of them) to take to a pool party. I made it as is with store bought Marie's strawberry glaze and the only thing I changed was doubleing the strawberries. It was delicious and everyone loved it! Next time I will triple the strawberries. I cut the pound cake into cubes and small rectangles in fear of the cake getting too mushy, and I'm glad I did. It was literaly like eating strawberry shortcake. I couldn't find a trifle dish, so used a glass bowl with straight sides. It looked very nice. Next time (if I have more time),I might try making my own glaze and/or pound cake. But honestly, it's really good as is and I got a lot of compliments even though everyone knew it was all store bought. :) I do recommend layering, and cutting pieces instead of crumbling. Oh, I didn't use all of the whipped cream - as it's just a personal preference (but used 3/4 of it) and only 1/2 of the glaze. Update: 5/27/14: Have made this twice now. Exactly as the recipe states. And the second most recent time, I made everything from scratch, homemade poundcake, homemade whipped cream, homemade glaze (all recipes found on this site). I got rave reviews both times. When you make it as the recipe states, everyone knows you just threw store bought ingredients together but still raves about it. Making everything from scratch is really really good, but SOO much more time consuming. I don't think you can go wrong either way.

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Reviewed On: May 17, 2014
Pan-Seared Tilapia
I followed the recipe as is, and really liked the flavor. I added some garlic and lemon juice which made it better. I liked pan searing, but my fish took a lot longer than 4 minutes, I guess it depends on how thick your fish is. I liked the crispy outside and flakey inside though. Oh, something that should be mentioned in the recipe is that the oil needs to be nice and hot BEFORE you put the fish in. The recipe says to heat it up all together. I will definitely try this again. Better texture than just baking. And mine looked like the picture too, but the kids got into before I could take a pic! Update: I've made this several times now. The whole family loves it. I don't add the butter on at the end anymore - I don't find it's needed. It's quick and easy, and way better flavor and texture than baking. This is now my go to fish recipe. We've tried it with Catfish, Cod and Halibut.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2014
Sauteed Apples
I tried this for our Christmas ham. I don't like Granny Smith apples, so I used Fuji and Red Delicious. I thought it was going to be too sweet, but it wasn't. I actually could've stood it a little sweeter, but everyone loved it, said it was perfect. I added a little nutmeg, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I cooked the apples a little longer to be soft, and got rave reviews. This was the prefect complimnet dish. Will make again for pork chops! I read the other reviews and started out using half the cornstarch, but end up using the amount the recipe called for to get the right thickness. I also doubled the recipe for 13 people.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2013

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