Aliskill Profile - (10166629)

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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Me and the Hub
Feast of Seven Fishes
Feast of Seven Fishes
About this Cook
Culinary school graduate, now retired from that industry. Still love to cook and will try anything.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a huge fan of the crock pot because of my busy schedule. I love to grill because we live in Florida...who wants to warm up the house? I love to entertain and experiment.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to cook by helping my Mom in the kitchen, so just that we had a family dinner almost every night. That's a wonderful tradition that I try to stick to in my own home.
My cooking triumphs
I think that the best cooking triumphs are when you make a meal and the people eating it are happy to be eating it....the feeling of happiness that food brings.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, I've had a quite a lot...too many to name.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
The Best Banana Bread
Excellent base recipe! Actually its an excellent recipe by itself! I always have these ingredients on hand for leftover mushy brown bananas. I've addded peanut butter, or oatmeal, or almonds, or chocolate chips, or whatever extra goodies I have laying around. Sometimes I add in an extra egg to make it a little more cake-like.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2009
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
This is a wonderful recipe. I will make it over and over again. I took a lot of the other reviews in to consideration and added fresh mushrooms, celery, and carrots. I sprinkled in a little thyme, sage, and marjoram...and salt and pepper. I used 2 boneless skinless breasts and 2 boneless skinless thighs. Just before I added the biscuits, I added two cans of drained whole potatoes. I was a little worried that the broth looked thin and was going to add a slurry...I'm so glad I didn't! The biscuits thickened the broth right up. I used store brand biscuits. I probably would not do that again...I'd use a buttery name brand of biscuits. I think I'd also add a can of peas towards the hindsight, they were missing!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2009
Hasselback Potatoes
These are delicious! And a little different from your typical potato side. My sister stumbled upon this before Christmas and we made them as a side for our Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. I think my Dad at the leftovers three meals a day until they were gone. Great presentation too! I think these will be a new family tradition!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2009
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