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Samantha Gan

Samantha Gan
Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Fluffy White Frosting
Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts
Sugar Coated Pecans
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soups and stews from scratch. I also love my sweets, so I'm often baking cakes and cookies...mostly for my own consumption!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Whenever we have turkey (Thanksgiving, Christmas), my mom always boils the carcass to make turkey stock the next day. Then she whips up a big pot of turkey rice porridge, which fills the house with an amazing smell. My favorite thing to do the day after such a rich meal is have a big steaming bowl of turkey porridge for breakfast! My grandmother used to do it, all my aunts do it, and now my cousins and I do it too!
My cooking triumphs
This last Thanksgiving (2007), my husband and I made the entire dinner from scratch for about 12 people. It was the first time we'd had so many people for dinner, and attempted so many dishes. It was also the first Thanksgiving any of them had ever been to, so we felt a lot of pressure to live up to the hype! It was a raving success, and I had so many compliments and recipe requests! One of the best Thanksgivings ever!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Sweet Potato Cake
I made this to use up some extra sweet potatoes I had leftover from Thanksgiving. It had a nice flavor, basically tastes like a spice cake similar to carrot cake. The texture was quite dense though, so I'm not sure I'd make it again. I like my cakes nice and fluffy. Next time, it's carrot cake or nothing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2010
Raspberry Summer Pudding (English Style)
This was very easy to make and set perfectly. The flavor was all right, but it did essentially taste of berries, sugar, and bread. Serving with vanilla ice cream or some sort of cream is a must, to cut the sugary sweetness.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2010
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Were inhaled within a couple hours! Hands down one of the best cookies I've ever made.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2010
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