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thisisvictoria

Los Angeles, CA, US
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Recent Reviews


Re:Poblanos Stuffed with Cheddar and Chicken

My husband inhaled his! Nice spiciness, relatively easy execution and the cinnamon was a really lovely touch. At only 510 calories a servings covered in cheese, with a little restraint it could be a down right guilt free dinner staple :)


Posted: 01:15 am on February 9th 2010

Re:Avocado Frozen Yogurt

Creamy, floral, not too sweet, and a totally unexpected flavor. The citrus tang comes through a little, but the custard cream flavor and consistency is more pronounced than the typical avocado texture so you don't feel like you're just eating frozen guacamole.The "constant stirring" once the yolk mixture is combined with the warm dairy is very necessary, if you don't, you will get a curdled, eggy mess.


Posted: 04:24 pm on January 30th 2010

Re:Chicken Paillards with Avocado and Pomegranate Salsa

Delicious, fresh, colorful, nice balance of sweet to savory. I wouldn't change a thing, and you definitely wouldn't get the same effect without the pomegranate molasses. It added such nice glazed browning to the chicken and the aroma was a pleasant surprise. I quadrupled the recipe and had no issues, my family loved it.


Posted: 12:48 pm on January 10th 2010

Re:Hot Chocolate Layer Cake with Homemade Marshmallows

INCREDIBLE CHOCOLATE CAKE! Probably the most moist, flavorful chocolate cake I've ever eaten. Was equally good a few days later. Used Valrhona baking disks for both the cake and icing and I think it was the perfect choice. Tried this marshmallow recipe with brown rice syrup (didn't have light corn syrup) and they never quite set and were too sticky and flat. Made the marshmallows the usual way but with Alton Brown's recipe and they complimented the cake in the most decadent way. I highly recommend this recipe.


Posted: 01:01 pm on December 9th 2009

Re:Outrageous Coconut-Cream Meringue Cake

Delicious! Definitely dense as the other reviewers have mentioned, more the texture of a pound cake than a typically fluffy one. The recipe says you won't use all the meringue, and I'd say I used half of it. It was also very labor intensive, especially when you only own a hand mixer! Allow time for bringing things to room temperature.Nice light coconut flavor, not too sweet, waist-line guilt factor very high. Fun presentation.


Posted: 12:55 pm on December 9th 2009

Re:Pork and Potato Hash with Poached Eggs and Avocado

All around rave reviews from my friends, and no leftovers to speak of. I made the roasted pork just so I could try this recipe and it was absolutely delicious. The avocado and cilantro brought color to what would otherwise be a pretty typically brown looking hash. The trick to keeping the meat moist is in continually adding a little olive oil as needed until the meat is just warmed through. I don't recommend skipping anything, I hard poached the egg for my husband and he enjoyed the dish as much as everyone who had theirs soft poached.My favorite part when I was preparing this, was when I added the garlic to the hot pan, the fragrance that wafted off was to die for.


Posted: 01:38 pm on May 8th 2009

Re:Baked Potato & Leek Soup with Cheddar & Bacon

This soup is delicious and still just as tasty as leftovers.


Posted: 06:27 pm on July 28th 2008