Love2Cook Profile - (10438405)


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 117 reviews
Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts
I've become a big Chef John fan and have learned to trust his recipes to be good. This one does not disappoint. I've been roasting brussels sprouts in the oven for a long time, but this is much quicker without any loss of taste. Keep em coming chef!

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2015
Mexican Corn
Pretty good stuff, and it wasn't too spicy at all. Even my daughter, who avoids hot spicy foods, liked it. The only change I made was to use 4 large ears of fresh corn rather than the frozen. Update: I've now made this recipe several times. In hopes of making it even healthier, I have begun using half the cream cheese called along with an equal amount of Greek yogurt. It's terrific! Next time, I'm thinking of adding some chopped red bell pepper, mostly for the added color.

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2015
Salmon with Dill
I thought this was a truly excellent salmon recipe, although I baked the salmon for only about 15 minutes as opposed to the 20-25 minutes suggested. The dried dill complimented the fish very well and adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice when served, took this to "whole nother level". I also scattered a teaspoon of panko bread crumbs on the fish before baking, to add texture.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2015
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