MamaMay Profile - (10199689)

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Home Town: Leawood, Kansas, USA
Living In: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Eggplant and Tomato Casserole plus Cheese
About this Cook
Wife and mother of one little girl born in Oct. 2005. I am a stay at home mom and enjoy cooking for my little family. We are on a very limited budget I only buy what is on sale (except for milk, cheese, eggs and other staples). Since meat has become a rarity in our home we have *almost* become vegetarian and I have become an expert at substitutions of all sorts. I cook every dinner from scratch and pack away leftovers for lunches or for other recipes. The rare time I don't make dinner is when we are entertaining and then my husband cooks.
My favorite things to cook
I make lots of stirfry (no oil in it though because I make the sauces with it), Mexican/Hispanic/Latino and casseroles. I like to use a lot of wine in my cooking. I have found that it adds a flavor that most people like but can't put their finger on. My husband is the gourmet of the house. He likes making Mediterranean, middle eastern, Japanese and other exotic dishes. He grew up in a military family and has a taste for the exotic.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We try to have dinner around the table every night, but that doesn't happen so often with my husband odd work hours.
My cooking triumphs
That my daughter will eat *almost* everything I make!
My cooking tragedies
The frist year cooking, I put the plastic flour container on a hot stove. Needless to say, that was bad!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Bermuda Fish Chowder
My 2 year old even ate this, of couse she isn't that picky of an eater. My hubby loves it too. Going to make this again. I didn't have celery, Worcestershire sauce, or jalapeƱo so I omitted them and added red and white wine. I didn't have tomato paste or canned tomatoes so I used fresh instead. I used the sauce from this site (Mussels-Mariniere-2).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2007
Eggplant con Queso
I liked this recipe a lot! My husband thought it was excellent as well. I will mention that this recipe is for those who have had eggplant before. I used half mayo half reconstituted milk and I didn't boil the eggplant. I didn't add the spices either and instead added a fourth a cup of salsa. I also used bread crumbs instead of cubes. I mixed it all together and sprinkled with half the cheese. I didn't skin the eggplant either because most of the good nutrients are in the skin.

37 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2007
Eggplant and Tomato Casserole
Ok, so I really changed this recipe. I put bread crumbs and cheese on top over every level of the eggplant. I also used white wine in place of the vinegar. My husband thought it was "incredable".

40 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2007

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