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Flecka


Flecka
 
Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: Chico, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Just me in my cowgirl mode :)
About this Cook
My mother was professionally trained as a baker and is a wonderful cook overall, so I was lucky enough to be raised with homemade bread and fresh pancakes in the morning!
My favorite things to cook
My absolute favorites are Thai green curry, spinach and portabella mushroom lasagne (with homemade sauce of course!), Beer Can Chicken, and turkey with all the trimmings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and homemade pizzas. We would come home from school to the dough rising and the four of us would get SOOO excited! We each got to roll out our own little pizza and add our toppings. Some of my favorite memories involve aruging over who got to bake theirs first :)
My cooking triumphs
Perfecting a roast turkey, mastering Thai green curry, and my mad BBQ'n skills.
My cooking tragedies
Hahaha! Too many to list, but my favorite one from childhood was when I tried to make a cake from a box mix. I misread the directions and used quarts of water instead of cups...
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Candy Coated Pecans
Delish!!! Followed suggestions in the reviews- made sure the whites were really stiff and I baked them about 30 minutes. I tried adding cocoa powder to the mix, and wow!! I also found stirring them right out of the oven and sprinkling more sugar/cocoa while there was still a tiny bit of moisture gave them a tasty powdery coating. For future baking I want to try cinnamon and also a second coating and round of baking for a candy coating. Will probably rotate through the options just for tasty variety as the powdery finish was fabulous too :)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2014
Maple Pecan Pie II
I made this for my pecan pie loving family as I don't like pecan pie. I now love THIS pecan pie, and this one only! Holy smokes the filling (I used my own crust) is incredible...

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2014
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Delicious and crazy easy!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2014
 
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