Angela Profile - (16723365)


Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Boerne, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a Fightin' Texas Aggie (Class of '08 Whoop!). I work as an Electrical Engineer for a local power company. I love to bake, especially at the holidays when its cold outside. I don't usually cook during the week so my cooking skills need some definite honing.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make sweets of all kinds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking runs in my family. My mom has always been known for her sweets, especially her chocolate chip cookies. My grandma (on my dad's side) used to crank out homemade pies like no one else. I only wish I had been old enough to learn her secrets! We always have over the top holiday gatherings centered around the food. We usually only eat about a third of the food and make to-go plates for each family with the rest.
My cooking triumphs
My super easy chicken tortilla soup recipe is a hit with everyone.
My cooking tragedies
I'm a perfectionist. The idea of spending a lot of time on a recipe that ends up tasting mediocre frustrates the heck out of me.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf
We're always looking for inventive healthy recipes and this one is a keeper. This was a hit with the whole family. The only changes that I made were to add an extra egg and use chicken broth in place of the water. This was accompanied by fresh green beans and hatch chile cornbread. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2014
Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers
Delicious! I made these burgers for the family and they were a huge hit. Like others, I added an egg and used an extra pepper. I also made these on my indoor electric grill (at approximately 325 degrees) until they reached a temperature of 160. They turned out fabulous. These were topped with whole wheat hamburger buns, a little chipotle mayo, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato and avocado and were accompanied by baked sweet potato fries.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2014
Coconut Ice Cream
This was my first batch of ice cream with my new Cuisinart ICE-21. I actually made two batches following several of the suggestions made by other reviewers. On the first batch, I put the cream of coconut, milk and flaked coconut in the blender to chop the coconut into smaller pieces. On the second batch, I toasted the coconut in the oven before blending the ingredients. I combined the cream with the blended mixtures and let them both steep in the fridge most of the day. I added mini chocolate chips to the toasted coconut batch. I was amazed that these two batches had completely different flavors. The un-toasted batch was more of a pure sweet flavor and the toasted added an extra layer of flavor that was a bit more on the savory side. The toasted batch was by far the favorite. We drizzled a little chocolate syrup over the ice cream and sprinkled some toasted coconut on top that we had reserved. For others that are using this 1.5 quart machine, I only used 3 to 3 1/2 cups of the mixture and my machine was full. This was better than any store bought ice cream that I've had!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 20, 2012

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