Tracy Profile - (10162168)

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Living In: Eureka, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I read cookbooks like some people read novels. I enjoying finding recipes and preparing them for my family. Thank goodness for my wonderful husband and children who are (almost) always willing to try something new. I have found some great recipes on, but it took me several years to finally became a member. Now I'm adding another step to my cooking hobby - reviewing!
My favorite things to cook
Favorite things to cook? Just about anything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
In my family we have a saying - "Nothing says Christmas like hot wings!" Lately though our saying goes more like - "Nothing says (insert holiday here) like hot wings!" Seems we're always coming up with an excuse to make them. There's nothing better than the whole family in the kitchen contributing to a wonderful meal. It makes for good times and good eating.
My cooking triumphs
I had 8 people from out of town stay at my house, in addition to my family of 5. I had to keep them entertained, be a good housekeeper, and provide 3 meals a day for 4 days. I had a lot of people to help, but I didn't want to rely on that. With a little planning I was able to prepare large amounts of food with minimal time, money, and effort. And I never lost the wow factor at any meal!
My cooking tragedies
Honestly, I don't remember this, but my husband does. While we were dating, many of our meals were homemade either by him or by me. He tells me I made a dish one night that made him think twice about whether I could possibly "be the one." Thankfully I had many more opportunities to prove my skills in the kitchen and eventually won him over!
Recipe Reviews 194 reviews
Original Irish Cream
I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't feel the whiskey amount was too strong at all, but the heavy cream and almond extract ruined it for me. The heavy cream gave it a consistency I couldn't swallow and the almond extract was overpowering.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2013
Spicy Chicken Spaghetti
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this recipe. It was quick, it was easy, and a family pleaser. I used diced green chiles in place of jalapenos, used a deboned roasted chicken, and skipped the black olives. Next time I'll add them, they would've been good!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2013
Japanese Style Deep Fried Shrimp
Went to Costco, bought 4 lbs of super size shrimp, and wondered how much to freeze for later. Uh, None! Breaded those babies up,served with homemade cocktail sauce, and they were devoured. Awwwwwwsome! And btw, the amount of flour listed for 1 lb was enough for my 4 lbs of shrimp.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2013
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