SanDiego_Bella Profile - (187260440)

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Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Although I am a "pescaterian" (a vegetarian who eats fish and seafood), I will cook and serve meat to carnivorous friends.
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecakes, baked goods, desserts that make people happy and whatever puts a smile on my honey's face.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Dad was an outstanding cook who spoiled us with the most delicious things I have ever tasted and no doubt, ever will.
My cooking triumphs
Beef Wellington, Key Lime Cheesecake, Lumpia, Hobbit Stew - my own recipe!
My cooking tragedies
A crummy cheesecake recipe that resulted in a very dry, cakey, end product. I'm still mad about that one!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
I made these and failed to bookmark the page. I spent over half an hour Googling brownie recipes searching for it again! So good. I took someone else's tip and used 1/2 brown sugar, 1/2 white. I used a stoneware pan. The funny thing with these is: they're delicious right out of the oven BUT - over the next 2 days? They are BETTER. My gosh, nothing cakey about them, just chocolatey, chewy, fudgy, perfect brownie heaven. Love this recipe forever, make them! Update - I made these a 2nd time and did everything the same. I haven't let them sit yet but I sampled one and it was cakey...the texture is very smooth and cake-like. I hope they fix themselves overnight. I will try again and this time, bake for less than 35 minutes.

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Reviewed On: May 10, 2014
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
I don't own a cast iron skillet but I almost always use stoneware when baking (Parini) and it gives the cornbread that lovely crust on the sides and bottom. I love this recipe and I will never use another one. It was effortless to throw together and came out perfectly moist and buttery. The only problem is you better exercise ALL of your will power when it comes out of the oven because you're going to want to grab some butter and stand there eating the whole darn thing. You've been warned!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2014
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