Caramela Profile - (18994029)

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Home Town: West Macedonia, Greece
Living In: Palo Alto, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Galaktoboureko ala bougatsa
About this Cook
I just graduated from college and I am looking for a job. I love easy to do, quick, yet tasty and healthy recipes that we can take with us for lunch or snaking. is one of my favorite websites, and probably my husbands too, since he gets to taste all of my new creations!
My favorite things to cook
I'm originally from Greece, so I usually cook Greek food on a daily basis. But I also LOVE to learn more things about the American and other cuisines! AR helps me a lot in this respect, since both the detailed recipes and the chefs in exchange can guide me step by step to success!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother, aunt, and my two grandmothers are excellent cooks, with expertise in many different dishes!!! They always entertain lots of people on special occasions, and throw out parties for which they cook everything on their own! People are always raving about their food! So, I'm trying to look like them, and keep the tradition going! Most favorite though, are the meals/specialties I cook for any kind or birthday, religious, or history-related celebrations and traditions! I certainly treasure all the smells that the day calls for!
My cooking triumphs
Though a newbie, I make wonderful hand made phyllo dough! Or at least that's what my husband says!
My cooking tragedies
I once made a pork soup not even the cat would eat! Left it out for the neighborhood's raccoons... they wouldn't touch it either... I think that says it all :)
Recipe Reviews 79 reviews
Killer Pumpkin Pie
I used regular milk for both crust and filling. This was a delicious spicy surprise. My husband and I are not big fans of pumpkin pie, but I had to use up some pumpkin puree (from a fresh pumpkin btw). We both enjoyed and will be using this recipe again for leftover pumpkin! Thank you!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2012
Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tried it twice. Fail both times. They were like muffins and when I tried baking them longer, they burned. Definitely not the best I've ever had. Won't be doing again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2012
Super Moist Pumpkin Bread
Delicious! Because I was missing some ingredients, I used regular milk (instead of coconut milk), and I didn't add the flaked coconut, or the nuts. It still turned out great! A bit on the sweet side, so maybe I could also cut back on sugar next time! Thank you for the recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2011
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