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Home Town: Small Town Usa, Texas, USA
Living In: Read Above, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Dining in Oklahoma City
Dining out
About this Cook
I learned a long time ago not to stress over a dinner. Guests are more comfortable when the hostess is at ease. If a dish doesn't meet my expectations, I do not apologize and apologize. I've learned that keeping it simple...serving the dishes you are most comfortable making, and having plenty of wine on hand is the key. I experiment on my family all the time.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Steak, Pork, Chicken. Ooooh I make a nice Cranberry Chicken. My Mexican Pork Chops are the best! I need to submit it if it isn't already posted. Btw, I feel no recipe, even if I concoct it "by the seat of my pants" is original. I don't understand those who refuse to share their knowledge.
My cooking triumphs
We travel the world. I have gotten fairly astute at trying a dish and then going home and duplicating it. I've learned that fresh is always better than canned or dried. I've also learned to branch out and try new fresh herbs and ingredients. I'm no pro. Most of my meals are just fast, throw it together kind of meals, but when I try??? Ohhh...watch out Emeril. Always cook with abandon and it never hurts to have a couple of bottles of wine when you have guests. No guests? Hmmm. Just one bottle of wine.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a newly wed I tried making my meals go further. I had left over BBQ chicken which I added more BBQ sauce, mushroom soup, and rice and cheese, then baked. Yes, it was a mess.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Green Chili Stew
I love this recipe. It is simple to prepare and oh so good on these cold, snowy days. I pump mine up by adding more green chilies. I use between 6 to 8 small cans of green chilies. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2012
Feta Cheese Ball
This is a very pungent cheese ball. Not at all sweet like most cheese balls. We love it. The first bite makes you think "Hmmmm" and then after the second bite we were hooked. I think this ball tastes better the next day after making. Thank you for a simple yet wonderful cheese ball recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2008
Cranberry Chicken II
I was going to submit this recipe, until I found there were two or three already submitted. I cook my chicken for five minutes in boiling water, pat dry. In a large bowl I add ONE envelope onion soup mix, one BOTTLE of french dressing and One can of whole berry cranberry sauce. Bake covered in a 350* oven for an hour. I serve this during the holidays. I use chicken tenderloin for family, for guests I use chicken breasts with the bone...looks more...fabulous.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2008

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