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AliShaluvsfood


AliShaluvsfood
 
Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Culleoka, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Me in the kitchen
About this Cook
I am a single, working girl with a live-in boyfriend. If I have the extra money, I'd rather go grocery shopping for a new, gourmet recipe then anything else. I feel at ease in my kitchen, and I love the memories I make there. One thing I love the most, is making people ooh and ahh over things they haven't tried before. (Compliments aren't so bad either.)
My favorite things to cook
I cannot put my finger on one thing. I guess my favorite thing to cook though, is SOMETHING NEW. I love the new experience it brings, and the excitement I have waiting for the final result. I feel like I can "take on the world" when a dish/dessert comes out perfect and everyone is raving, no matter what it may be!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year at Christmas, my mother and I make homemade sugar coookies. After we roll out, press and cook them, all the kids get together and decorate them with candies and powder sugar icing. Its a real bonding time for our family.
My cooking triumphs
I have been cooking for myself since I was just a little bitty ol' thing. But I'd have to say that my triumph was when I cooked my very first Thanksgivng Dinner for my working family at the age of 13. They were amazed at how well it all turned out, minus the stuffing. lol. But I think thats when my love of cooking really began.
My cooking tragedies
What a cruel question. But, I do have my share of them, so where shall I start? The stuffing, as mentioned above, was too dry and had waaay too much seasoning. I have attempted a handful of times to bake whole chickens, and have yet to succeed on that. I'll stick to pre-cuts and boneless. Give me a few weeks and I'm sure I can add some more in this box. LOL
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Hearty Meatball Soup II
YUMMY! So easy too. I added chopped celery and omitted the pasta all together because I was out, and used frozen meatballs. And it still turned out to be very filling. Goes well with some sweet corn bread. Oh yea, I also threw in 2 bay leaves and some italian seasoning. I thought that the herbs might of clashed with the onion soup mix, but it actually enhanced it. Thanks for a great recipe!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2010
Chicken Costa Brava
Without a doubt, different, but OH SO good. I've never been a fan of pineapple, but this dish has changed my perspective... The flavors go so well together! My only suggestions are to use pineapple tidbits instead of chunks, and cut the chicken into bite size pieces before browning. Both times I've made this I served it over white rice. Definately will keep mAKING! Thanks Christy!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2009
Self-Filled Cupcakes I
Wow. I hardley ever make cupcakes b/c they turn out dry. NOT the case with these sinful treats!! I made them for my Father-in-law's 60th b-day, and they were a huge hit! I followed the directions accordingly to measurements. I did however make the task simpler. I poured the cake batter into a ziplock and piped small amounts into the cupcake papers, so I would not overdo it, before I could get the cream chz in there. I also put the cream chz in a ziplock and did the same. Topped them off with another squirt of cake batter and popped them in the oven. To keep them from burning, Take them out when they still seem a bit jiggly. The cream chz needs time to cool, to set up. These again were awesome. And even better when they have had a few hours to cool off. I topped mine with pecan and almond frosting. Thanks for a great recipe.

39 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2008
 
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