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Home Town: Indianola, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for almost as long as I can remember , though for years I wasn't too adventurous. A few years ago, I started cooking for friends who volunteered to bring all the ingredients, if I'd do all the cooking. We got together a lot of Friday nights and tried a whole bunch of new things. Since then, I've become a sucker for good cookbooks and have been working hard to figure out what really makes good recipes good. It helps having a resource like I've really benefited from the comments and suggestions left by other cooks, as well as the recipes themselves.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything with pasta. I also love seafood and Italian foods as well as soups and chowders.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definitely southern comfort food. It's terrific food and does bring a sense of well-being. I'm always trying to recreate these dishes.
My cooking tragedies
The worst was when I made a Turducken. All I had to do was bake it, but between too many glasses of wine and family visiting, I overcooked it by an hour. I may try again sometime, just to show everybody how good a Turducken can be.
Recipe Reviews 110 reviews
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This is a very tasty recipe, but maybe a bit too rich for my taste. Per several of the reviews, I'll use milk next time (maybe even 2%). BTW: The only change I made was to add some carrots and celery. Thanks, Stephanie!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2015
Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup
I don't know how effective this soup is as a weight loss aid, but, just as a soup, it is VERY bland. So bland in fact, that I can't envision CHOOSING to eat this day after day. I added lots of salt, pepper and Louisiana Hot Sauce just to make it "kind of" palatable. Since I still have quite a bit left, and am hoping to save it from waste, I am also considering the addition of a pound of browned ground beef or sausage, but wonder if I should just cut my losses and save the ground beef for something else. I would think lots and lots of exercise would be preferable to eating this very often.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2015
Chicken, Avocado and Mango Salad
I would be interested to know what kind of chili garlic sauce everybody has used. I used Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce and found the dressing just a tiny bit too sweet. I am tinkering with the dressing to get more heat and will add some sriracha or samba oelek, next. The combination of the avocado, mangoes and chicken works very well together. Two suggestions though: 1) Make only as much as you plan to eat. It does not keep well. 2) Don't use avocado or mango that are too ripe. The resulting mush isn't too attractive.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2015
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