COURTNEY77700 Profile - (10070591)

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Living In: South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a budding writer. I have wonderful ideas but terrible grammar. I recently was told I had a large number of allergies now my cooking has taken on new meaning. I have so many!! The key work for me is moderation. My husband enjoys me re-learning how to cook as I have not found many bad ones on this site.
My favorite things to cook
I like to have the vegetable create the meal. Lots of veges from my garden define the dish. I love to cook new things and mix new flavors. I am not always successful but it is fun to try. I enjoy preserving food from my garden. I attempt various different veges that are not found at the local stores to improve our dinner plates. Always and adventure.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a natural cook. She never measured she would smell the additions. She taught me to use spices she would mix some you would never expect. Her pasta dishes were excellent I have changed them up a bit but I never measure either(for sauces). One day I will write down the pasta dishes and share.
My cooking tragedies
A boyfriend I had when I was 21 Loved German Chocolate Cake. I wanted to make my first cake from scratch. I used self rising flour and added baking soda=( . I made the best frosting from scratch. Well the bubbling started and I hoped it would just bubble off and the remainer would taste good. Well the last time I opened the door I had a fire in the oven. For his birthday my boyfriend got to clean the fire baked German Chocolate Cake from the oven.
Recipe Reviews 68 reviews
My Own Famous Stuffed Grape Leaves
I made these exactly as the recipe called. I loved the rice however my leaves were too tough. I used leaves from a jar (not fresh). Also, 1 3/4 hours is not accurate as this is just cooking time not cooling the rice or wrapping the leaves. Plan for 2-2.5 hours. I will try these again however I will boil the leaves prior to wrapping per other recipes instructions. I resisted the urge to Americanize the rice and I am glad as it could easily stand alone as a side dish. I rated it as a 2 because the leaves made it impossible to eat so I waste my time.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2013
Southern Style Holiday Greens
Ok all you other southern residents can stop reading this post. I made these and they were very good. I have been trimming back on my ham hocks and bacon after watching the last southern generation battle heart disease. I even used .......turkey bacon and frozen turnip greens. I was expecting lighting or something to strike me when I put in the pan. I did have to add a extra spicy for my taste. I put in some no salt ham make up for the turkey and some pepper flakes.....I left out the butter as I didn't need to boil. 30 mins I was finished great vege for a busy night in the new south.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2012
Blueberry Streusel Cobbler
I loved this did exactly the recipe. The crust was great... I used walnuts on top. I do want to tinker with the sauce a bit. Bet brandy added would be great.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2010

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