BirgitJ Profile - (10193560)

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Home Town: Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Living In: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am German by heritage and use my mother's recipes as a basis for most of what I cook. My husband and I often host our own 'cooking show' in our large country kitchen where family or guests sit on bar stools while we cook together on the other side of the island bar. With good company and a little bit of wine, this is a great way to spend an evening!
My favorite things to cook
One dish meals, German cuisine, Italian, Mexican, and Asian. Sweets are also high on my list as long as they are not overly sugary. As a super-taster, I tend to prefer to take the subtle flavors in a dish rather than over-seasoning.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our Christmas dinner relies heavily on my German mother's recipes which were handed down by several generations. Now that Mom is gone, we keep up the tradition by splitting up the same dishes she make between our 5 siblings...each person makes their favorite and the hostess (me makes a few extras).
My cooking triumphs
Finally learning how to create my own recipes rather than relying on a recipe created by someone else. I basically can't follow a recipe without adding my own touch but now I've learned to just 'dream up' a recipe of things that just sound like they would go well together.
My cooking tragedies
Not being able to follow my Mom's recipes because she rarely wrote down quantities, just basic ingredients. She also didn't always leave some of her wonderful dishes died along with her.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Chicken Enchiladas II
As written, this is a good starting point. I added cumin (the Mexican flavor) and used Nacho Cheese soup instead of cream of mushroom. Because of this, I only added shredded sharp cheddar on top. I also stirred in a bit of leftover salsa. The quantity of chicken was also doubled. Wonderfully flavorful dish!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2015
Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken
This was an excellent recipe: easy and quick to make with just the right amount of sweet and heat. I added two green peppers and two red peppers to it for a garden fresh dinner.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2013
BJ's Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Very tasty with just the right tanginess!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 12, 2011
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