VictoriaSe49896 Profile - (16453251)


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Living In: Westminster, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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Blog...  2 posts
Jan. 5, 2011 3:09 pm 
Updated: Jan. 10, 2011 5:34 pm
I want to start eating healthier and have been watching what I make and eat. I'm hoping that you can give me some new or creative ways to eat healthy esp snack foods. I am particularly interested in low calorie ideas. When you are eating healthy what do you like to munch on in between meals? MORE
About this Cook
I love to cook and am always trying new recipes. I cook home cooked meals daily, bake regularly and love to entertain. I have 13+ crock pots and servers and like to use them all when I host large parties and Thanksgiving dinners.
My favorite things to cook
Any kind of dessert. I love to bake and make desserts for my family and friends. I always cook to taste and don't mind getting dirty when making a good meal. I am humble enough to take constructive criticism and suggestions for a better and/or easier dish. I also dabble in ethnic foods and try to mix things up as often as I can.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies at Christmas time for family and friends. Cooking Thanksgiving meals for my family and hosting a Memorial day cookout each year.
My cooking triumphs
Potato salad, Reuben dip, Shepard's pie, Turkey, Country style steak, Mexican pork casserole, pho, Mexican beef stew, Ceviche, Triple berry shortcake, Coconut cake, coconut macaroons, Pina-Colada cake, Banana nut bread, Banana pudding and more.
My cooking tragedies
Chocolate truffles, Salmon, regular tarts, Hot & sour soup, scones, stuffed mushrooms, German food and Sausage & cabbage soup.
Recipe Reviews 109 reviews
White Chili
This wasn't good. First off it calls for way too much cheese! I started with 8 ounces and I'm glad I did. Even with 8 ounces it tasted like beans in cheese soup. To offset this I added a 3rd can of beans and another 3/4 cup of corn. I also added cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper. Only after adding all of the ingredients and even a little extra water it still tasted like beans in a cheese sauce.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2014
Chef John's Lemon Bars
I made this today for a cookout and it turned out so ugly that I didn't even put it out. I was curious to see what it tasted like before I threw the entire pan away so I tried a tiny piece. The sides were a little burned and the top appeared to have a crusted over look. All this being said when I tried it, the bar wasn't bad but was extremely sweet. It's hard to rate this one because it didn't turn out looking like any of the photos but for the most part wasn't bad tasting. If I made this again, I would cook it for a little less time and cut back on the sugar by 1/4-1/3. I would probably give a light sprinkle of confectioners sugar over the top to mask the "crusted over" look.

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Reviewed On: May 25, 2014
Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
I made these this morning and they turned out great. Some people were saying to use pineapple tidbits so to see which would be better I made half with crushed and half with tidbits. The crushed looked and tasted better by leaps and bounds. Otherwise I made them per the recipe with no alterations of substitutions, which is not like me. Here is my advice - Use parchment paper not wax, they stick worse to wax. Move them to a cool place in the kitchen both before and after inverting them, they easily get "sticky" on the bottom (cake side). I found that 20 minutes was not enough so I went about 24 to get them done. I also found it was a pain trying to push down the pineapple while keeping the cherry in the middle and covering the bottom completely. Put the pineapple down and then push the cherry through and down to the bottom to make this a ton easier.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2014
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