Susan Profile - (10027508)

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Home Town: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Living In: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
With three males in the house, I have to find recipes that not only taste good but make more than a small serving. Since our youngest son is very active in spots, recipes that can be prepared ahead of time or that are quick to prepare are a must.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes. One of my favorite things to cook is my mother's homemade macaroni and cheese. My family always requests that I make it for family gatherings.
My cooking triumphs
I recently threw together an angel hair pasta and chicken dish (out of desparation and with ingredients that I had on hand). It has become one of my families favorites.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making a chocolate/strawberry torte for my mother-in-law's birthday about eighteen years ago. The recipe was in a magazine and although the torte looked gorgeous, you couldn't eat it! I went back over the recipe thinking I had left something out but hadn't. I ended up writing the magazine but never received a response. To this day, if I ask my husband what kind of desert I should make, he says "anything but a torte".
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Rich Italian Sausage and Potato Soup
I found a similar recipe on another web search after visiting Olive Garden (difference was chicken broth instead of bullion, ground italian sausage instead of links and some tweaks to measurements). My son said it was "right on the money" with Olive Garden's except for the spicyness. I didn't add red pepper because I'm not found of really spicy things and wanted to try it. Next time, I will add more red pepper to spice it up. This is definitely a keeper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2008
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs
Oh, my! This is wonderful! I used it to marinate chicken and top round steak for kabobs. Let these marinate overnight and fixed them for Father's Day lunch. My family absoltely loved them! Will definitely do these again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2008
New Orleans Barbequed Shrimp
My family loves this shrimp! I don't eat shrimp but it sure doesn't take long for my boys to scarf it down. I do add Old Bay (just doesn't seem to be seafood without Old Bay) and reduce the lemon juice to 1/2 Tbsp. I'm going to try it in the crock pot as another reviewer suggested.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2007

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