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Home Town: La Plata, Maryland, USA
Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Pass the Vino and enjoy the food!
About this Cook
I love to cook, learn new recipes and have hungry fans eager to try my newest dish!
My favorite things to cook
Everything! My most favorite would be desserts and pastas. I also love trying out ethnic recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday football! I love comfort food on winter nights and grilling in the summer. Making special treats on Halloween (Witch cupcakes are among my favorites). What I love most, helping my mom when I'm home with the family for the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Cheesecake brownies are my trademark, I'm putting a different spin on them each time and they just keep getting better. Breakfast burritos are also my specialty and are a Tuesday night dinner tradition. I also make a mini keg birthday cake for my husband every year, he loves his beer!
My cooking tragedies
Microwaves and slow cookers, we're learning to get along... but the oven and stove remain my best cooking buddies.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Chorizo Breakfast Burritos
I love me some breakfast burritos! This is a great start, but I do have modifications. I substitute light kielbasa in place of chorizo for less grease. Cut the kielbasa into fourths and then dice it up and saute with the onion, 1 green or red pepper and minced garlic. While mixture is sauteing, whisk 8 eggs together in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons half and half (or any kind of milk you have on hand). Then, this is where I go crazy. I add a lot of spices to the egg mixture: paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, salt/pepper and cinnamon. Yes, cinnamon. It really makes the dish! Be generous with the spices (1-2 teaspoons each) but don't use more than 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Once that's all stirred together, scramble in a pan and then combine with kielbasa mixture. Chop up fresh cilantro, add to mixture. Heat tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds to soften them, add mixture and toppings and prepare for a taste bud explosion! I like to add Franks hot sauce, Jack's Special salsa (usually found near produce aisle of grocery store), shredded mexican cheese and sour cream. My husband and I eat these burritos every Tuesday night along with refried beans and yellow rice. Muy buena!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2010
Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops
I could drink the sauce it's so good! Tried Jack Daniels instead of apple juice and was in heaven. Great recipe!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2010
Banana Banana Bread
Super easy recipe with super delicious taste! I originally was making this for my co-workers but my husband has firmly stated the banana bread is not leaving the house. LOL! I baked in chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for a great after dinner treat. Thank you for this awesome recipe!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2009

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