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Los Gofres


Los Gofres
 
Home Town: Bay Area, California, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
I am in college studying sociology, but I usually skip class so I can come home and cook. I'm beginning to consider Culinary School--at least I would end up attending class :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for other people; anything that makes people happy. I love to stretch others' boundaries as well as my own. Recently, I've been very interested in Moroccan and Iranian food. Lemon is my absolute favorite flavor and I love sauces. I also lust for any excuse to use capers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I loved having dinner "bars" with my family: taco & burrito bar, lasagna bar, pasta bar, salad bar, crepe bar, hamburger bar, pizza bar, sandwich bar, baked potato bar, etc. All of the components and toppings would be spread throughout the kitchen and we would build our own based on what we preferred, then we'd sit down and eat together. My favorite was the lasagna bar, because we would each get individual mini bread loaf pans to build our lasagna--I had my own meticulous layering techniques as an 8 year old--and then we would bake them together.
My cooking triumphs
Any time I can make a great dish without creating a giant mess is a triumph. I hate when it takes longer to clean up than to cook!
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 11, I made brownies for Easter. Since we were dying eggs that day also, I accidently used vinegar instead of vegetable oil in the batter. I always double-check labels now, and I haven't made a single mistake since.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Tzatziki Sauce
I was able to find Greek yogurt at the supermarket (Trader Joe's and Lucky's have it), so I was able to skip the yogurt straining part. I followed the recipe for the most part, but following cues from previous reviewers, I strained the cucumbers (for one hour--I couldn't wait!), and then gently folded the ingredients all together with a spatula (with the addition of a sprinkle of paprika). After the ingredients were mixed, I felt it could have been a bit thicker, so I put the tzatziki in a cheesecloth and let the entire mixture strain for about 30 more minutes. It came out tasting exactly like the tzatziki from my favorite Greek restaurant! My boyfriend couldn't stop moaning about how great it was and was scavenging around the kitchen for more things to dip in the sauce. I'm doubling the recipe and making a vat for him tomorrow, since he ate all of mine. :)

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2009
Cinnamon Rolls II
I used to nanny for a family that LOVES cinnamon rolls. They would buy them from Costco almost every week. I made them a couple dozen of these one time and they went nuts! Never again did they buy cinnamon rolls, but they employed me to make them :) These are super soft and doughy, with the perfect amount of cinnamon. They expand a lot, so I would recommend to not roll them SUPER tight, so that they don't end up bulging too much.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2008
Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon
I grilled some of these babies up for an end-of-summer BBQ, and it was well-loved by everyone. I even got one person who doesn't like fish, and one person who doesn't like spice to eat it, and they were the first to grab seconds. This is also a great dish to prepare when camping; I've left the salmon in the marinade for about a day--we prepared everything right before we left and ate it the next night. It was super easy and a wonderful treat.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2008
 
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