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Loving life, culinary school and cooking!

 
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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Nov. 14, 2009 1:56 pm 
Updated: Nov. 29, 2009 11:53 am
So, today I was feeling lucky, so I decided to make my favorite cake.. tres leches .. This very popular  in Latin america, that consists in a pretty dry cake that is soaked in a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream. It is topped with merengue and baked in the oven… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 21, 2009 6:04 pm 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2009 2:05 am
Hey all! It has been a while but I wanted to share 3, yes 3 recipes with you :D 3 recipes that I have looooved !! The one I have loved the most was one we made in class today: Zucchini Soup. For the zucchini potage you will need: 4 medium zucchinis 6 cups vegetable broth 1/3 cup… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 1, 2009 12:40 pm 
Updated: Aug. 3, 2009 3:59 am
Next week I start culinary school (august 10th). I am so excited, but at the same time kind of nervous because of the BIG changes that are happening in my life.. I have been pretty much at home for a year, after a very abusive relationship with an ex classmate . After that I worked for… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2009 5:17 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2009 3:07 am
Sooo, I have waited 12+ hours to post this blog LOL.. thank you AR for working on the site.. you guys are great! Here´s the news: I start culinary school in one month! (august 3rd)! I am so excited! My first classes are the following: (trying to translate well) 1. Cooking Workshop (6 hours a… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 1, 2009 5:30 pm 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2009 2:42 am
FINALLY something to blog about! As you all can guess, I love to bake.. but I am a horrible cake decorator, so usually I just keep it simple.. Still yummy but my cakes always look a bit boring LOL. So my cousin was supposed to come today and she didnt, I was going to make her a lemon cake with… MORE
 
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Jun. 8, 2009 6:46 pm 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2009 5:24 pm
mmm cookies, I haven´t met anyone that doesnt like them.. even the people who claim that they dont like sweets will eat tons of my cookies LOL. I consider myself a good cookie maker. I am a disaster decorating cakes.. but I sure can make a good cookie (thanks to AR and my friends on the… MORE
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May 24, 2009 7:07 pm 
Updated: May 28, 2009 12:18 pm
So, for about the sixth time in 5 months my family requested gnocchi. The first time I made them, i thought it had to be beginners luck because of all the gnocchi tragedies  I saw on the internet (googling gnocchi recipes). Well , if your afraid of gnocchi there is NO NEED TO BE!.. It is… MORE
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May 22, 2009 5:50 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2009 6:44 pm
I have decided to make my second blog entry about my life.. I promise next will be about cooking :) I am the daughter of a WONDERFUL woman (Patricia), grandaughter to another BEAUTIFUL woman named Alba (who past away 2 years ago from cancer, but lived with us my entire life), and sister… MORE
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May 21, 2009 5:26 pm 
Updated: May 23, 2009 5:39 am
Rachael! I emailed you yesterday and told you I hadnt got the e-mail you sent me.. well it got here! :D Took a while but I was sooo surprised, i wouldnt have ever imagined someone would give me a membership. Seriously my family is sooo surprised I have met so many great people on AR. I mean,… MORE
 
 
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Frederick, Maryland, USA
Living In
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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Oct. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert

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Camping, Walking, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work

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About Me
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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