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Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm always on the look out for a new and interesting recipe. I go to a lot of potlucks and events where I have to cook (charity things, school things, etc...) So I like to experiment and see people's reactions. I also love to travel and learn regional recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Bánh bao, bobotie, manju (anko filling is my fav), pan de cubano, egg foo young, chakalaka, Amish-style sugar cookies, party potatoes (aka funeral potatoes), sushi, sashimi, and Dr. Pepper Ribs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Working and talking together while baking or grilling outside.
My cooking triumphs
My bánh bao and bobotie are always requested. When I first made bánh bao I was nervous, but now I can turn out batches and batches in no time. I freeze the extras so they can be used to lunches or snacks.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at manju was an epic-rubbery-haunting mess. I'm surprised I attempted it again!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Cheesy Creamed Spinach
This was delicious! The dish cooked well, and came out fabulous looking. So far I've made it three times as a side dish. The only change I made was to decrease the amount of heavy cream (as I found the amount listed doesn't thicken well, and drowns the dish). Other than that, it's perfect!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2012
Easy Portuguese Cookies
Dough was a little difficult to work with, but cookies came out looking fabulous. This reminded me a little of Amish sugar cookies in texture (you can find them on allrecipes as well). Too much cornstarch though (gave it a sour aftertaste). These looked nice, but I would never make them again due to the flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2012
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Changes made: 1 cup milk and a little more oil (add until it's a wet, but thick consistency). The muffins came out big and fluffy. The tops were nice and crunchy, and the insides were moist. I definitely will make these again. Chocolate chip muffins are my weakness. These were really good!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2012

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