Francesca941 Profile - (18287860)

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Living In: Everett, Washington, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a 27 yr old Nursing Assistant and Nursing student and I don't get as much time to cook as I'd like. I never get the chance to experiment with food the way I really want to.
My favorite things to cook
I love making desserts! And anything with raw meat! For some reason those are the two things I enjoy most about cooking....
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditions? I think the only tradition in our family cooking is EXPERIMENTATION!
My cooking tragedies
Have you ever tried cooking in a dorm room for 4 years straight? Believe me, it doesn't always work out....
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Pear Banana Berry Bake
I made this tonight to use up a lot of pears and bananas I had going bad. I don't actually like pears, bananas or cranberries so I didn't expect to like this too much myself....but I LOVED IT. I used a bit more fruit than called for and thought I should compensate by adding a bit more orange juice - I was wrong. I ended up with more fluid than I wanted but it was otherwise delicious, I did leave out the clove and add cinnamon instead.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2012
Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa
I made this to use some fresh produce I had been given. I didn't expect to enjoy it very much as I'm not a huge fan of raw tomatoes, raw onion, and cilantro. However, this was a huge hit and I even enjoyed it a lot myself! I made some changes just based on what I had, I just used yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, white onion and added a jalapeno and left out the avocado. I used lemon juice instead of lime and added the oil while I was blending a bit of jalapeno together with the lemon juice to add more of a dressing of sorts to it. It was lovely. Everyone really enjoyed it and it was very easy to put together!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 5, 2012
Banana Banana Bread
I made these into muffins and baked them at 350 for about 20 minute. I added chocolate chips to half and left the other half plain. I cut the butter by half and added Greek Yogurt & sour cream. They came out nice and moist, dense but not too heavy. The ones with the chocolate chips were fabulous! The plain ones were a little less sweet than I expected them to be but they are still nice and moist and very banana-y. If you are looking for a sweet banana bread you may want to increase the brown sugar. As the recipe stands, I think it's definitely a recipe I will use again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2012

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