Peach Profile - (10277979)

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Home Town: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Living In: Port Wentworth. Georgia, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
As of 2009 I find myself as a 46 year old newlywed who has been transplanted from the "Big City" to "Smallville" U.S.A. LOL. I would not change it for anything. All of our children are grown and gone and it is just my hubby & I. I find it rather nice that we both enjoy cooking and hubby loves the fact that I am willing to try out so many new recipes. He never knows what I'll whip up for him next.
My favorite things to cook
Persian food. I learned the proper way to cook some of it when I was 16 years old and I make the best Basmati Rice & Tadik you would ever want to taste. During the Summer months I love using the slow cooker as it does not heat up the kitchen. I have to admit that the most fun I ever have is when I am cooking for others!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving would not be the same without mom's Oyster dressing, some turnip greens and a squash casserole! Christmas would be weird without my Brothers standing rib roast, or my Peach Schnapps glazed Ham & fresh baked bread.
My cooking triumphs
My Grandmother Griffin(God rest her soul) was the best cook in Candler county. Any & everyone who ever put a bite of her cooking in their mouth would vouch for that. LONG story short, as an adult I was able to cook supper for her. Nothing fancy, just a simple country meal. After she tasted everything she looked at me with both pride and amazement & told me I was a GOOD cook! She then ate every bite on her plate! She, to my knowledge, had never complimented anyone's cooking before! THAT was my biggest triumph.
My cooking tragedies
While Hubby & I were dating I wanted to cook him a tried & true Persian dish that I knew would knock his socks off. He had a flat top electric range which I had never cooked on before (I had a gas range) & I started sipping on a bottle of white wine. It was good wine. I sipped & sipped & ended up watching the news with him on the sofa. Then I smelt something that was not right! I had burnt everything. The chicken was ruined the rice was awful, & I was lit up like a Christmas tree. He thought it was funny & I was appalled. He/we ate what we could stomach and trashed the rest. It was the 1st time in over 20 years I had burned a meal. I have not done it since. And you better believe that I re-cooked that meal at a later date. Yep I did it on his stove, I left out the wine sipping and stayed in the kitchen and it was wonderful.
Recipe Reviews 134 reviews
Thai Style Shrimp
5 star's hands down! I used 2 Thai red chili peppers instead of a jalapeno and Thai basil, both of which I picked out of my own little garden! Per other reviews added some sesame oil to the small food processor to make the paste. I also used 3/4 of a large can of diced tomatoes and drained them as I did not have fresh on hand. I added the basil a few minutes (maybe 5) BEFORE adding the shrimp (which was saved till the very last)and pronounced it done once the shrimp turned pink. This was simple to make but tasted as if it took an awful lot more effort! The only change I will make next time is to use a 3rd pepper for making it as is. My plans however are to double the recipe next time for company and leftovers for the next day.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2014
Indian Chicken Curry II
Made this last night. Used 6 thighs. Skinned and de-boned them my self. Used about 6 teaspoons of curry! The house stank....but oh my! So worth it. Will do it again. My add vegi's to it next time. I'm thinking a small amount of potato or maybe carrots mushrooms and peas.

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Reviewed On: May 29, 2014
Irish Soda Bread I
Wow! Baked this one yesterday and it was a huge hit! Will be my go to from here on!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2014
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