mashpotatobunny Profile - (18982045)

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Living In: Sunnyvale, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Buttercream Icing
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Though I claim to hate making candy, I secretly love making candy. I also love baking in general. My favorite entree to cook is lasagna. Yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking bundt cakes. I've helped my mom bake since I was five. =D
My cooking triumphs
Truffles. Definitely the truffles. It was my first time making candy and they turned out so beautifully. My friends were all really impressed and that's when I realized that I might want to think about opening up a pastry shop later on in my life.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I baked cookies from scratch was a DISASTER. I left the cookies in for the suggested amount of time, but I put 2 cookie sheets on one rack, causing the cookie sheets to not have enough air circulation. Therefore, after 8 minutes, all my cookies ended up pretty burnt. After that fiasco though, my cookies have always turned out beautifully.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Fresh Asparagus Soup
It was all right. I only added about 1/2 cup of milk because I felt it'd dilute the asparagus taste too much. Either way, it wasn't utterly fantastic but I didn't think it was bad. It was missing a more complex flavor to it--it was a bit bland/one-dimensional. Probably won't make it again since I wasn't too impressed.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2011
Coconut Curry Tofu
Delicious! I had some friends over for dinner and decided to try my luck with this recipe. Tasted quite lovely despite being vegetarian! I fried the tofu as another reviewer suggested, and I think that made a huge difference in taste. Gave the tofu more texture and helped it hold its shape more. I didn't add as much soy sauce as the recipe called for--I just added to taste. Definitely making this again sometime when I feel like a good vegetarian meal! :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2011
Yakisoba Chicken
Recipe wasn't too bad. It reminded me of Korean japchae. Pretty tasty, and quick and easy to make. Didn't follow the directions exactly--just threw stuff in as I went, and it turned out well. Will make again when I need a quick meal. Note to chefs: make sure to rinse your soba noodles thoroughly because they are VERY starchy. Run them under cold water and wash them until the water runs clear. Otherwise, you may run into the problem of them getting too gooey when cooked. Also traditionally, yakisoba is not made with the buckwheat soba noodles so don't expect these to taste EXACTLY authentic. Look for chuka noodles (more similar to ramen) for more authenticity.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2011

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