JBENDER85 Profile - Allrecipes.com (18123552)

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Home Town: Bay Area, California, USA
Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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King Cake
About this Cook
I'm a vegan cook always looking for new recipes!
My favorite things to cook
I love Italian (yum!!!!), desserts-they're fun to make even though I don't have much of a sweet tooth and anything veggie but not gra.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The pasta must be perfect, my pet peeve is soggy pasta drenched in sauce (yuck!).
My cooking triumphs
Recently: Delicious vegan mac and cheese! It seems like a never ending battle to find good mac and cheese! When I was vegetarian: BEAUTIFUL King Cake (see pic) that I made in Mardi Gras ('06) and was also the first time that I was cooking for about 20 people. It was the first time that I made a pastry or bread and it came out perfectly-thank goodness, there would be no time to make a new one! It was almost too pretty to eat.
My cooking tragedies
Nothing too bad yet...which makes me worry because I know it's coming, everyone has to have one.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Chocolate Balls
***VEGAN APPROVED!***This is a great, easy recipe! I used rice crispies instead of graham crackers to make it GLUTEN FREE for a guest and everyone loved them! I also didn't have baking squares of chocolate but it made no difference, I just used the chocolate chips and shortening. Afterwards I covered them in different toppings like coconut and walnut! DELICIOUS!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2010
Storm of the Century Hurricane
Wow! Very strong but tasty. I'm not a big drinker but the party that I made them for loved them.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2006
Alfredo Sauce
This was an ok simple alfredo sauce-a good base to add to. one tip though-mix the egg BEFORE adding to sauce (otherwise it will cook a little and be very chunky)

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2006

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