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Rock_lobster


Rock_lobster
 
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Living In: Braselton, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a video game nerd who has fun messing around in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make explosively-full omelets (especially at "brinner" or breakfast-for-dinner), anything in my slow-cooker, and Mexican-inspired casseroles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family meals growing up were chicken & dumplings, blinis with applesauce, and pot roast with carrots and egg noodles. New traditions w/ my husband, daughter and I include nights of the week where one of us always chooses the menu, and one "free-for-all" night that I have off from the kitchen, and they can scrounge for leftovers. I also like using Sunday afternoon for making several days' worth of meals ahead to make work days easier.
My cooking triumphs
It was very intimidating to host my first Thanksgiving a la rock_lobster several years back, but it turned out successful and delicious, and now I'm always happy to pitch in at any holiday meal.
My cooking tragedies
I accidentally put sweetened condensed milk into a corn chowder instead of evaporated milk! /barf. Also, I was on vacation and had to make do with what the rented cottage had and prepared Paella in a big soup pot with ill-fitting lid. 2 hours later, and hungry folks nibbling hors d'oeuvres in anticipation of dinner, and the rice was half crunchy-disaster, half squishy pudding-consistency. Mistakenly bought puff pastry dough instead of phyllo dough for a slender, Nutella-filled dessert treat that ended up exploding into a dough-ey snake in my oven.
Recipe Reviews 554 reviews
Simple Chicken Curry
Simple Chicken Curry Haiku: "Daughter said of this, 'it looks like mustard gravy!' Turns out we loved it!" Despite its bright yellow hue, I am still surprised at how much we adored this meal. I had to toss in a handful of frozen green beans (would've preferred peas, but was out) during the last 5 min. boil w/ the chicken b/c the color was so off-putting. I halved the recipe for 3 of us, and we ate every last sloppy bit, pouring what seemed to be a ton of the sauce over a blend of quinoa and brown rice. Even w/o the addition of the green beans, it would've tasted just as wonderful, and there's no question that when I give something 5 stars, it's definitely going in the keeper file!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2015
Squash Zoodler Omelet
Squash Zoodler Omelet: "I was quite surprised, that cilantro worked with this. Zoodles are so fun!" I've never done anything w/ zoodles other than eat them w/ spaghetti sauce and meatballs, so this was a fun departure from my dinner norm, as it was entirely different, and I had it for lunch, and I was skeptical of how cilantro would taste in it. I followed the recipe except tossing in maybe a couple TBs of diced onions w/ the zoodles. With a squirt of Sriracha this was a really tasty omelet; if only I could think of a way to incorporate a protein into it so I could make double it for my husband and I, but I'm at a loss as to whether ham, bacon, sausage or some other form of meat would complement squash and cilantro... Still, YUMMY as written!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2015
Dijon Roasted Cauliflower
Dijon Roasted Cauliflower Haiku: "Well, I do declare. This will be THE recipe, for cauliflower." I think 5 stars are for recipes that are absolutely perfect, no substitutes, modifications, or tweaks necessary, and this one is IT. So easy, so flavorful, what a great side dish! I love cauliflower, but this recipe made me love it even more.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2015
 
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