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Karen V.

Karen V.
Home Town: Tipton, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Manassas, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to do steaks on the grill, make my everything in the kitchen fried rice with andouille, any type of desert, and slow cooked BBQ.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies and pumpkin and banana logs at Christmas timme.
My cooking triumphs
Creating my own BBQ rub and sauces. I make a killer blood orange sauce and a spicey mustard sauce that are really delicious with pulled pork and ribs.
My cooking tragedies
I experimented with dried apricots and my cake smelled like dirty gym socks. It didn't taste bad, but the smell really wasn't conducive to mouth-watering. :o)
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Continental
I serve a similar recipe in my restaurant and it's a huge hit. I butter the bottom of a 7qt crock pot, line it with enough dried beef to cover the bottom in a single layer slightly overlapping (1 small jar or package 3 ounces--don't rinse the dried beef. 16 ounces is way to much for this recipe and makes it overly salty). Place 6 or 7 chicken breasts on the dried beef and add 2 cans each of cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup (use enough soups to fill your pot after you've added everything. I usually add 2 cans of cream of chicken and mushroom on top of everything. You can use whatever creamy soup you like best). Add a package of dry onion soup mix. Take a pint of sour cream and mix with 1/4 cup flour and dump in. Be sure to mix flour and sour cream well...no lumps. Use a wisk and do this a little at a time. Finally, take a full pound of bacon, cut it into 1/4 inch pieces, lightly fry and add to crockpot. Can be cooked on high or low depending on how much time you have. Best cooked on low for 6 hours and high for 2 to finish. Give a good stir when you put the temp on high. You can keep the breasts whole, but I tear them apart with a fork as I mix everything up. This is wonderful served on egg noodles. I also serve it as a variation over biscuits for breakfast. You may notice the recipe tightening up if you have to re-heat it. If this happens just add some chicken stock to thin the gravey. This also freezes well.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2009
Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
I really enjoy baked sweet potatos. I use taco seasoning instead of paprika. Sounds odd, but is very tasty.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2008
Ramen Coleslaw
We've been making a variation of this recipe for a number of years. We like using apple cider vinegar and balsamic. We also use the Oriental Flavor ramen noodles. We like this seasoning best. If you add strips of roasted chicken, you have a complete meal. When I make this I usually use 2 full heads of cabbage. It never lasts long in our house.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2008

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