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Holly Berry

Holly Berry
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Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Chorizo Chicken Roll
Chicken Quesadillas
Stuffed Pork Chops II
About this Cook
My cooking philosophies are: Everything needs a pinch of salt and don't follow recipes to the T; work with what you have on hand and you must be able to know when something isn't working out well and needs to be tweaked.
My favorite things to cook
Ironically, I like to make desserts but don't like to eat them very often; they make me sick and I rarely crave them. I just have fun making and decorating them then giving it to family and friends and they love it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love that I was born into a family that likes to cook every day and not eat out and eat junk fast food all the time. We ate lots of fresh fruit, veggies, steak, chicken, pork chops, stew, chili, homemade burgers and homemade Mexican food growing up as well as eating every kind of breakfast food you can think of in the mornings.
My cooking triumphs
Recently, I began making doughs for bread, pie crusts, pasta, etc. and am always amazed how well they turn out. It's like a science experiment and makes me feel like a little kid.
My cooking tragedies
I've burned a few things before and I'm not great with cooking fresh fruit; that's something I need to work on and practice.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Vietnamese Beef And Lettuce Curry
I used chow mein noodles instead of rice, ¼ cup canned diced tomato/chile and a mixture inspired by these 3 recipes: Basic Curry Sauce, Chinese Style Sesame Sauce & Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade. I used peanut oil, ginger, garlic, turmeric, curry powder, chile sauce, cilantro, white sugar, cornstarch, rice vinegar, soy sauce, peanut sauce, lemon juice and water. Just keep tasting and adding stuff until you like it. Lots of cornstarch added a bit at a time helps thicken the sauce without affecting taste. While I had the sauce going, I cooked the ground beef in a separate pan then drained it and added to the sauce and continued simmering. Ground beef grease is nasty so I wasn't about to cook the raw beef in the sauce. I let the food cool for a minute to thicken, added romaine lettuce and sprinkled on sesame seeds for texture. Overall, this recipe was good. The cooking times are correct to get good results. I used chow mein noodles because I’m tired of rice and they take literally 1 minute to cook. I tried this recipe because I needed to use up my ground beef, but something like this should be made with thinly sliced steak or pork.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2008
Three Egg Omelet
This is similar to what I did but I won't eat hard types of cheese in omelets. I use nacho cheese sauce.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2008
Deviled Eggs I
You must have salt and pepper! I added parsley and green onion and I usually garnish with a sliced green olive in the center of each.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2008

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