REBEKAHNORMAN Profile - (18305495)

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Home Town: New Braunfels, Texas, USA
Living In: Benton City, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Hunting, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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"I Kiss Better Than I Cook!"
About this Cook
I love cooking for crowds and I love eating!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking items that make people smile. I'm not too fond of eating chocolate (unless it's dark chocolate) just because of how sweet some desserts can be (I love salty foods), but I love baking and cooking with chocolate because I know it pleases so many people.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Back home our state tree is the Pecan Tree. I just loved the time of year when the pecans would begin to fall from the tree. As a family, extended family too, we'd go out into my grandmothers yard, pick pecans and then we'd assemble lines to crack, shell and bag the pecans. I love this memory!
My cooking triumphs
Tamles has been my most recent triumph. Next on my list is a souffle. This may not seem like much to many, but I like to conquer the dishes that seem most intimidating to me.
My cooking tragedies
Well, when I about 10 I wanted to make homemade onions rings. I was following the directions for the batter and once I had finished with that I asked my older brother to test-taste for me. I didn't understand why he was gagging. Then I realize that instead of 3/4 tsp. of salt I had added 3/4 cup of salt!! *BLEGH*
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Real Sopapillas
PUFFING YOUR SOPAPILLA: I realize this is somewhat an issue commonly discussed so I shall tell you all what needs to happen in order to puff your sopapillas. When you drop the dough into your oil you should then proceed to spoon oil over the dough. Yes, begin this immediately. Once the sopapilla is puffed be sure to remember and flip it so that it browns evenly on both sides. Don't forget that the dough needs to not be a thick piece, as a sopapilla should be hollow on the inside. This will happen if you use thin pieces of dough. I hope this helps everyone. Good luck!

25 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2008
Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada
Growing up in a Latino family I had always been very particular with which authentic recipes I wanted to keep. However I could never get over my love for the restaurant style taste of Carne Asada. I searched high and low and finally I fell upon this recipe. I LOVE THIS MARINADE!!! The meat tastes so delicious. If you're looking to imitate the zingy tasting Mexican Restaurant Style Carne Asada,...this is the recipe!

270 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2007
Potato and Bean Enchiladas
If anyone is looking for a variation to this recipe; I didn't have time to soften the tortillas in oil so instead I lined the 9x13 pan with the corn tortillas then I spread the bean/potato mixture on top of that and then I layed down another layer of corn tortillas. I poured on the green sauce (which is delicious!) and then I crumbled the queso fresco on top of that. ¡Muy fácil! My husband loved this recipe and next time I'm going to add some ground turkey....

80 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2007

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