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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography
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Sassy Chicken Enchilada
About this Cook
My cooking tragedies
Brazilian recipes (main dishes) from many Brazilian cookbooks (I took recipes from over 72 Brazilian recipe books during the course of two decades). For some reason, the recipes hardly turn out the way they are supposed to be. Many times it is because of missing instructions or incorrect measurements. I later found out from Brazilian friends and acquaintances that this is true of most Brazilian recipes books.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Easy Decadent Truffles
Very tasty (4 stars), extremely easy to make, and beautiful (5 stars) when dipped in chocolate or "almond bark" coating. I was able to start shaping the truffles right away, without requiring them to be refrigerated first. I measured a level teaspoon for each truffle, yielding 120 truffles. Once shaped, I refrigerated them for one hour before dipping them in almond bark chocolate flavored and vanilla flavored coatings. They turned out beautiful! (See photos posted by members.) ***FLAVOR IDEAS in place of vanilla *** ROSE: use white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate, add rose water extract/essence, dip in vanilla almond bark, decorate with small piece of rose leaf. ORANGE: flavor the truffle filling and the almond bark coating with orange extract, insert small candied orange peel in center of each truffle, then drizzle the dipped truffle with orange colored almond bark.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2010
Wonton Soup
A fantastic wonton recipe that is easy to prepare and cook. You may omit the shrimp and brown sugar, and substitute white vinegar for the rice wine, and the wontons will still turn out yummy. Add about 2 teaspoon of sesame oil to the raw meat mixture to enhance its flavor. Uncooked dumplings freeze well. I always make 2 to 4 batches ahead of time.***FREEZE: each dumpling individually. Once frozen, they can be stored together, each layer separated by a thin plastic film, paper towel, or foil. The broth is mediocre, but perfect for those days you don't want to spend time cooking in the kitchen. Just throw in a few frozen dumplings and cook till well done; a tasty meal in under 10 minutes!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2009
Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread)
Thank you bunches for sharing your mother's recipe. I'm sure she won't be upset once she learns that it has received so many stars ; ) WHERE TO PURCHASE MAHLEB: you can purchase it on-line by going to The Spice House. (Ani is registered with them.) TIPS by D McM from Toronto: Use mahleb in similar quantity to how you use nutmeg in any bread or pastry recipe. Mahleb does wonders when added to the dough of shortbread, pound cake, pie crusts and waffles.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2008
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