kimberly Profile - (10266935)

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Living In: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Guess how many candies in the jar
no, he is not allowed on kitchen counter
ice cream cone hot chocolate mix
About this Cook
Divorced, working professional, was single mom raising my three boys, was their soccer coach, den mother, we were an active family. My oldest son had special needs and lived with me until we lost him this summer two days after his 24th birthday. I think of him everyday and will for the rest of my life. My other two are pretty much on their own (except when it's time to pay tuition, buy books, short on rent, etc) which I don't mind at all. They are the joy of my life and I have been blessed in so many ways. So, it's on to new adventures in the next chapter of my life, but cooking, sharing good food with family and friends, drinking good wine will always be a constant source of enjoyment for me.
My favorite things to cook
Since I work full time I love my crock pot. On the weekends I like to experiment with different dishes and spices that I don't have time for during the week. I enjoy canning as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We all love crab cakes, always make them for special dinners. For the past few years my middle son has taken on the responsibility of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey. He has been away to school for the past 7 years and each Thanksgiving eve we will stay up late and brine the turkey, make some pies and just talk.
My cooking triumphs
ummmm, I guess I would say my beef wellington, although I think I have perfected my meatloaf recipe with a "secret" ingredient. My youngest son made homemade green chili chicken enchilladas for me and I didn't even realize he could cook, when I asked him how did he do it, he replied I watched you Mom......that is my biggest cooking triumph
My cooking tragedies
1000 characters is probably not enough but the most recent tragedy was a champagne punch I made for Christmas 2008; it was horrible, gave everyone a tummy ache. A complete waste of good booze.....
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Easy Indian Butter Chicken
I too made a low fat version and was very happy with the results. Used 1/4 cup butter, chicken broth, 1/2 cup half-n-half. I didn't realize I was out of tomato sauce so I used a can of C* Tomato Soup. Served with the lentils and carmalized onions recipe from this site. Awesome, definite keeper for me.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2009
Thumbprint Cookies II
I've giving 3 stars because they did taste good. I added almond and vanilla extract, rolled in grinded raw almonds. Barely makes a dozen, dough very sticky, really didn't cook up very well. I did use European butter which may have been the issue.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2009
Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)
I've made this several times now and thought I had already reviewed. Very bland recipe as is, but with the addition of some spices made it a 5 star recipe. I added gram marsala and doubled the onions. I also use brown rice. Inexpensive, quick and good for a weeknight meal (the leftovers are even better for lunch the next day)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2009
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