Shira Profile - (10452638)

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Home Town: Washington, D.C., USA
Living In: Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a young person who loves to cook good food. I hate eating the same thing every day. I've experimented with desserts and mostly asian dishes. I love my adopted burmese kitten, as shown in my profile picture ^_^
My favorite things to cook
Vietnamese Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes, Egg Rolls with Vermicelli, Cookies, Cakes, Pies and various desserts.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Strawberry Cake from Scratch
Cake tasted much too artificial. I followed recipe except for separating egg yolks and beat whites into peaks and added separately as recommended. Cake did not turn out dense and texture was fine BUT the Jello dominates the flavor, that i may as well have baked a box cake! I also tried a second run with much less Jello flavoring and it was slightly better but I still would not make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2014
Tiramisu Cheesecake
This recipe is pretty good. The only few changes I would make: Up the amount of liqueur as other users mentioned. I pre-baked the crust about 5-10 minutes. I could not find ladyfingers so I used a mix of vanilla and chocolate cookies. 12 oz package may be TOO much for crust. I used less than that. I also baked this in a water bath (instead of steaming on the lower rack). Also, it probably could do without the flour (or less amount). I would make this again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2013
2-Step Creamy Chicken and Pasta
I didn't have a pasta/veggie blend, so I knew it would lack seasoning. For seasoning I used onion powder, garlic salt, pepper and chicken boullion seasoning. For the soup, I used cream of mushroom and it turned out tasty and pretty darned easy.

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