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Melissa S.

Melissa S.
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Living In: Mandeville, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
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When Irish eyes are smiling
About this Cook
I learned to cook from some VERY authentic Louisiana cooks. I also came up with a lot on my own.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook spicy dishes. Cajun and Creole (no, they are NOT the same thing), Greek, Italian, and Mexican are all things I tend to excel at.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday was always spent at Maw Maw's house, and everyone gathered in the kitchen because that was where the good stuff was.
My cooking triumphs
I won over my Husband and Father in Law who were spoiled by one of the best cooks in Louisiana (and that is saying something). And as if that weren't enough, I even won over said have someone who is such a great cook tell me how great my food is is quite an accomplishment!
My cooking tragedies
I had a disaster of a curry dish several years ago. It was the first time I cooked for a guy I was dating, and from then on he told everyone what a bad cook I was and wouldn't try anything else I made.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Braised Balsamic Chicken
This was pretty good. The chicken was juicy. The balsamic flavor was a little overwhelming and took from the other flavors. I will probably try it again and cut the balsamic vinegar with some chicken broth.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2010
Cuban Ropa Vieja
This was ok, I made it as stated with no changes. My family found it bland, but liked the way the meat comes out very tender. We had it over rice, which worked out well. I will try it again with some added spices.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2010
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