AndrewsWife01 Profile - (10250104)

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Home Town: Florida, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Me and the Hubby!
About this Cook
I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend and 7th grade teacher. I love my job--no two days or even two hours are exactly the same. Cooking is a way for me to unwind after a long day. I turn on the radio (usually the Oldies or Delilah), open my cookbook and let the stress out through chopping, sauteing, straining and mixing. By the time the dinner is on the table, I am relaxed, but hungry! Outside of the kitchen I enjoy running, spending time with my family and friends, reading and traveling.
My favorite things to cook
I have always loved my mom's Italian dishes--particularly her lasagna. I've developed a taste for it and really love throwing together a baked ziti, stuffed shells, spaghetti and from time to time, a lasanga.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents are from Upstate NY, although I was raised in Florida my entire life. We grew up on Yankee inspired meals of thick soups, sausages, pasta and potatoes. My dad recently passed on his recipe for Cornwell Chicken--yum, yum! To this date, I have never had grits and only recently made my first chicken and dumplings.
My cooking triumphs
If you ask my husband he would tell you "Chicken Divan" (the Publix Apron meal's version), although my hungarian goulash has fed and pleased dozens of friends, family and co-workers.
My cooking tragedies
I started tinkering around the kitchen as a young teenager. One afternoon I surprised my parents with the announcement that I would be making dinner that night. Thrilled, they took me to the store to pick up all the necessary ingredients. The tomato-garlic pasta called for 3 cloves of garlic. At home I unwrapped two packages of garlic and used 3 entire bulbs! The garlic "aroma" nearly peeled the paint off our walls! With heads peeking into the kitchen, I assured my family it was all under control. They kindly ate a few bites at the table until they realized I had misunderstood clove and bulbs. Oops! It took about 3 days for the garlic scent to fully leave the house.
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Cajun Ponchartrain Sauce

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2013
My Best Chicken Piccata
Oh, this was SO good!! It looks and tastes way better than most weeknight meals. Thanks for sharing LROHNER!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2012
Cheddar Cheese Straws
I followed the recipe to a T, but the straws still came out way too chewy. I even left them in longer to crisp, but alas, they stayed chewy.

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Reviewed On: May 28, 2012
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