Live to Eat or Eat to Live Blog at Allrecipes.com (3/2010)

Live to Eat or Eat to Live

 
Mar. 16, 2010 8:35 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 9:22 am
The hubbie and I are seeing a "health psychologist".  He prescribed a "diet program" not a diet. It is supposed to teach lifestyle lessons instead of "eat only cabbage for the rest of your life". There are 12 weekly lessons and I started us out tonight.  Write down the… MORE
 
 
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boonie

Home Town
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Member Since
Jul. 2007

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian

Hobbies
Photography, Reading Books

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About Me
I am 38 years old. I love looking at cookbooks and searching for new recipes to try. Luckily my husband likes more stuff than I do so I know if I would probably like it so will he. After his cancer diagnosis we are trying harder to make the things we eat a little better for us.
My favorite things to cook
My mothers veggie soup. I get requests for my lemon bars and macadamia nut cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my mother was alive we would come up with any reason whatsoever for a potluck.
My cooking triumphs
When I went to make my husband my mothers bread stuffing and he was EXTREMELY skeptical of it. I stuffed a 15lb turkey and filled a 6qt crockpot and there were no leftovers. Now we make a turkey so we can have stuffing.
My cooking tragedies
Hands down--EGGPLANT PARMESAN. The recipe called for the eggplant to be grilled on a standard grill pan until pliant. Seemed simple enough but we did not notice the smoke filling the kitchen,kitchen eating area,tv room and den(it is a very large open area). All of a sudden the fire alarm went off and the alarm company was calling to see what was going on. His quote to the operator "my girlfriend is just cooking." I could have just died--thankfully the fire trucks didn't come all the way to the house. What was really a bummer is the smell of grilled eggplant took forever to go away and the dish was definitly not to our taste. It's a couple years since I first found this site and the Eggplant Parmesan is still my biggest disaster....and one of our biggest laughs.
 
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