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Living In: Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Chicken Puffs
Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie
Breakfast Pizza
About this Cook
Well, I'm from all around! My father was in the military so I grew up moving around every three years. I think this is what makes me so open to try new things--which is what I do with my cooking all the time! I love trying new restaurants, whether it's a chain or something exotic like Ethiopian, and then coming home and trying to make the things I love. Also, my mother is from the country of Panama and I enjoy making the foods from there: carimanolas, tamales, arroz con guandu! I've never been to Panama but grew up with my mother's yummy cooking. One day...one day...
My favorite things to cook
I'm on a southern kick right now. I'm still trying to perfect my etoufee! I love cooking Asian and Spanish recipes as well. My boyfriend loves Italian so I try and make a bit of that every now and then. I'm trying to get him into new foods and flavors!
My cooking triumphs
The biggest triumph so far is when I cooked for my parents for the first time. My dad had bought some scallops, crab meat, and lobster meat for me to "experiment" with (trusting of him, no? haha) and I jumped right in. I made some bourbon bacon wrapped scallops, crab cakes with remoulade sauce, and lobster rolls---all of which was gobbled right up! I realized that cooking really wasn't so hard and that people would actually like what I made!
My cooking tragedies
I was making crawfish pistolettes once and without thinking cut the holes into the bread before frying them. The oil soaked into the inside of the bread. Even after stuffing them with the yummy stuffing, the amount of oil in the bread was still too much to take! Oops! :D
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
This is a DECADENT pie! Like many other reviewers, I found it too chocolatey the first time I made it. To remedy it the second time: 1)I used less chocolate chips 2) melted them beforehand 3) poured the melted chips into a deep dish pie shell, and put the pie shell back in the freezer for an hour before I made the actual pie. It came out great with just a little layer of chocolate at the bottom! Also like many reviewers I used Kahlua instead of Bourbon. DELISH! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

97 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 29, 2008
Maple Salmon
AhhhhhhMAZING FLAVOR! It's my staple salmon recipe now! Try it, you'll LOVE it!!!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2008
BBQ Chicken Wings
Great tailgating recipe! I followed everything in the recipe with the exception of the liquid smoke (as I didn't have any) and I used chicken drummettes instead. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!! It will be our staple tailgating recipe for the upcoming season!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2008
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