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katie_luvs2bake!
 
Home Town: Frederick, Maryland, USA
Living In: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Nov. 28, 2009 12:06 pm 
Updated: Dec. 16, 2010 3:15 pm
So, after a semester at culinary school, I am proud to say  I have learned lots of little things that make a huge difference while cooking. First of all, I am muuuch more organized lol. So: here are the tips.. - Im not sure if its the same in the states, but my grandma taught me "2… MORE
 
 
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me and matías (my boyfriend of 2 years)
on vacation with my bf! :)
coconut dessert!
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wedding cake!
About this Cook
I am 24 years old and found a passion in cooking since I was just a little girl, but actually thought of making a future of it 2 years ago. There were years where I just wouldnt cook because I hated making a mess, but I love cooking and baking so much I really dont even care now if I make a mess LOL. I live in Santiago Chile and for the first 11 years of my life lived in the US. I am in culinary school now, making my dream come true :)
My favorite things to cook
All kind of cookies, muffins, cakes, breads anything sweet! Also japanese, mexican and italian food. And of course chilean food! I love to make everything from scratch! If I could make my own chocolate I would! I just love baking!!!, but am getting into cooking different kinds of food.. i also sell cookies and muffins, its kind of slow because its summer but maybe in winter it will be better :) Sweet stuff is my speciality
My favorite family cooking traditions
My interest in cooking began thanks to my mom. She has worked her whole life, even traveling 4 hours a day for years just to be able to give us a good education/feed us when we were kids. Now that she is spending more time home, she is cooking more! she is a great cook when it comes to home cooked meals.. I enjoy her meals and she enjoys mine.:D, a bit stubborn when it comes to our cooking methods and we are always questioning one another LOL!
My cooking triumphs
I must say i am getting better and better at cooking thanks to AR. i have made some cool things like sushi, alfredo lasagna roll ups with chicken and red bell pepper, some great cakes, brownies, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, homemade puddings, chili... im trying to make more impressive things.. but my oven doesnt help at all.. but as soon as i move out im going to buy a new oven! Also, I am the worse cake decorator! I am going to have to practice..
My cooking tragedies
I made a cupcakes from this site that didnt turn out at all :( My family said they were great but I could tell they werent when I saw they had only eaten 5 of the 40 cupcakes in one day.. normally things disappear in my house! Also, not knowing the first thing about melting chocolate, i did.. in the microwave, and it was very good, but i had to mess it up.. because I wanted more.. so I said, why not add a little butter? Not having butter, i took the cold "diet" type margarine out of the frige and put a tablespoon on it. mixed, and of course it seized.. it became as hard as a piece of taffy, so i started adding cold milk.. haha big mistake, it separated! finally i put it in a saucepan over low heat and heated it with a little bit more of milk. it was a good frosting! however, not very good for my peanut butter cups. the low part was hard like chocolate and the upper part was soft and fudgy, still good.. but funny i have a lot more, because i am very impacient in the kitchen! LOL
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Spicy Honey Mustard Pork Roast
yum yum very good recipe I only have one suggestion that is to cook the pork to 160°F (71°C), this will produce a juicy tender meat, anything higher and you risk your pork getting tough :) 160°F is an absolutly safe temperature to cook your pork by the way :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2010
Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce
waaaaaaaaaay too sweet.. I had to add milk (alot) with the added milk it was a bit better, but a bit too thin for my tastes.. thanks anyway!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2010
Pecan Pie V
absolutly amazingly good! :D just 2 things to say: 1. thanks VM for sending me pecans!! and 2. the calorie count doesnt include the crust because it isnt in the ingredient list! so for 1 piece of pie its like 500 calories lol (if you cut it in 8 pieces).. its really good though, a small piece goes a looong way! :)

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2009
 
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