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ComfortCook


ComfortCook
 
Home Town: Eldorado, Illinois, USA
Living In: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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COMFORTCOOK
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About this Cook
I learned to cook at a very early age along side some of the best...my Grandma, my Aunt Maggie and my Mom. I grew up eating just good ole plain food and as I got older I discovered the passion I had for cooking. I love to feed people. I guess it's an instant gratification thing, but I thoroughly enjoy the entire process. From the planning, shopping and cooking, I am really in my element. I have worked a a professional cook for the last 4 years and had my own catering business during that time. That is alot of work and this old workhorse doesn't scoot around the kitchen as readily as I once did. I have scaled back on the catering jobs and gotten much pickier. I have way too many cookbooks but I read each and every one of them and am still drawn like a magnet to the cooking magazines (and websites!)
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy the big meals, traditional Holiday stuff. I look forward to any Holiday or traditional day as a way to celebrate with food. I cook whatever appeals to me and there isn't really any particular group I fall in. I'm as comfortable with a deep fryer as I am with a wok. I do like alot of Italian driven dishes, also Southern and Mexican. I like big tastes. I think cheese is one of God's blessings. I've gotten into baking these last couple of years. I think I have finally acquired the patience and discipline it takes to be successful with such precise recipes. I tend to embellish with most recipes.........
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love my Mom's Potato Salad. I make it just like her and it still doesn't taste the same. There are lots of dishes like that. She is a natural and just kows how to make something taste good. I think that's what a real good cook is...someone who knows what works with what and has an adventurous palate. There's alot to be said for Love being a main ingredient.
My cooking triumphs
My fried chicken. Finally. Years of trying to get it just so...finally got there a year or so ago. I am proud of that. My husband is glad beyond words!!!!!!! Also my Yeast Bread and rolls are getting better. Feeding groups of strangers that you hear "M,m,m,m,ming" is a nice reward.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made biscuits (Hockey Pucks), not so good. And I have used too much salt on more than one occasion. Take note beginners....Salt DOES intensify when cooking for a long period of time. This advice from a SEASONED cook!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Easy Picadillo Empanadas
I'm not a big fan of using canned biscuits when you are trying to duplicate a dough that is as delicate as an Empanada or pie dough. It's just not the same. I prefer a flakier crust. The Picadillo filling just didn't work for me either. This recipe just didn't quite hit any of the highs for me.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2008
Garlic Shrimp Linguine
This is not only one of the aasiest, quickest dinners you'll ever make, it is also one of the most delicious! If you love shrimp and are careful cooking them to "just done", you can't mess up this dish. I keep flash frozen shrimp on hand just for great, quick dishes like this one!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2008
Old Fashioned Onion Rings
This is the way I remember Onion Rings from when I was a kid. These are not the same ole Pub Grub that comes out of the bottom of a box on the floor of a freezer somewhere...these are the real deal! Crunchy, delicious!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2008
 
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