thatpoliscinerd Profile - (16466432)

cook's profile


Home Town: Reidsville, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Elon Law
About this Cook
I am a law student at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC. I have learned that cooking is a great way to relieve some of the stress of law school!
My favorite things to cook
Cakes and pies mostly, although I am branching out and trying new and harder things as often as possible.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I ever made lasagna from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
I attempted to make a German Apple Cake in the middle of exams. Unfortunately, I passed out from sheer exhaustion while the cake was in the oven, and I missed the timer going off. Three hours later, the cake was a small black brick in my pyrex and the bottom of my oven was coated with a thick layer of syrup. Even worse, my apartment smelled like burnt apples for weeks!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Balsamic Baked Tilapia
My new favorite recipe for tilapia! I added zucchini and garlic to the pepper and onion mixture, and I used a little more than the 2T of balsamic vinegar. I also omitted the cheese and baked at 350 for 15 minutes. I might try broiling it for a few minutes next time, as per some of the other comments.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2012
Stephan's Broiled Salmon Pesto
Simple, fast, and delicious. My class didn't get out until 9pm tonight, and with this recipe, I was enjoying a delicious meal 20 minutes after I got home. Per other suggestions, I broiled a bit prior to putting on the pesto. The pesto didn't completely crust, but I was concerned about cooking the fish thoroughly, and it was still very good. I had a fairly thick piece of salmon, so I broiled for 5 minutes with just the lemon and wine, then added the pesto and broiled for another 5 minutes. Perfect!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2011
Balsamic Chicken
If you're considering this recipe, the answer is YES!!! Although I'm big on changing up recipes, this one is perfect -- only thing I did different was marinating the chicken breasts for around 3 hours prior to cooking. There were some reviewers talking about how the marinade/sauce was too bitter and vinegary. If you think this, you are using the WRONG vinegar! Good balsamic is not overly vinegary. Yes, it's more expensive than the alternative, but it's completely worth it for recipes like this. I doubled the sauce/marinade and reduced it more after the chicken was done cooking and spooned some of it over the chicken. My friends loved the sauce so much that they spooned some of the extra over their vegetables! Everyone raved about this dish and one friend even begged me to give her cooking lessons! Delicious, impressive, and simple. Who could ask for more??

195 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2011

In Season

Crunchy Kale Snacks
Crunchy Kale Snacks

Kale is the healthy, green leaf that transforms into a crunchy snack chip in your oven.

So Many Pork Chop Recipes
So Many Pork Chop Recipes

You can't go wrong choosing from over 400 pork chop recipes with ratings and tips!

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States