Mochinda Profile - (18969707)

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Home Town: Succasunna, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My mom was a stay at home mom, so she did all sorts of cooking and baking as I was growing up. She made sure I knew how to handle myself in a kitchen, and taught me all about spices and how to use them.
My favorite things to cook
Lately, I love trying to immitate dishes I have in restaurants. My boyfriend always says, he would rather stay home and eat my cooking because it is better tasting and healthier than what we find eating out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom's homemade strawberry jam (now it's me and my boyfriend doing the picking and canning). Roast beef and yorkshire pudding (my grandparents were from England, so this is a must for special occasions).
My cooking triumphs
Making my boyfriend's Mom a birthday cake from scratch ("Dark Chocolate Cake I", "Chocolate Ganache Icing" for filling) using fondant and homemade chocolate flowers("Plastic Chocolate")that looked professional.(Mom said it was one of the nicest things anyone ever did for her).
My cooking tragedies
My first pie crust attempt for my boyfriend's birthday. I actually cried over it. Actually, I guess it wasn't a total tragedy, since it came together enough in the end to have a passable pie. And it tasted great.
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Burgers
Loved the flavor, but half the cheese melted out since I didn't make sure they were sealed. My sister in law recommended I try freezing the goat cheese in a flat disc shape, then wrapping the meat around, so I will try that next time.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2009
Five Minute Ice Cream
Love this recipe! Followed it exact, keeps well for a couple days in the freezer. Wonderfully creamy taste, much richer than store bought ice cream. Quick and easy, you'd never know it only took 5 minutes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2008
Lamb Madras Curry
First time with curry, and it came out perfect! I substituted chicken, and added a few chopped potatoes, was delicious. Also, didn't have the whole dried chiles, so used about 2 Tbs. of chili powder- just the right amount of heat.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2008

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