Shell-Shell Profile - (10302682)

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Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Living In: Peoria, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Let's see: I've been married for 16 years and am the mother of 4 (2 teens, 1 toddler, and 1 infant). I love to cook, especially desserts, as treats for my children and their friends.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making elegant, "different" dinners and to explore flavors from various cultures. I normally make cookies but have been experimenting with clakes and pies lately.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't really have any family cooking traditions. My teen daughter likes to help sometimes but has difficulty following directions. :) My husband and son just enjoy nibbling and stealing tidbits during the cooking process.
My cooking triumphs
My honey glazed ham is requested every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It seems to be my trademark now, which I enjoy.
My cooking tragedies
I can't even think of specifics but I've had quite a few dissappointments. Main dishes that did not turn out the day of a dinner. Food that did not taste exactly how it did the first time I made it. Cookies that got too hard. Desserts that overcooked. Each tragedy is just a learning experience.
Recipe Reviews 82 reviews
Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie
I made this for the first time last night for a school potluck. I got so many rave reviews. I made two batches and left some home with my family. They texted me to let me know it was delicious!! Thank you!! Will definitely make it again. One of my girlfriends requested I make this for her son's birthday party. :)

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2012
Oregano Chicken
A great recipe. I had everything on hand. A little less soy sauce than necessary but it still tasted great. EVERYONE loved it. My husband, 19 year old son, his 20 year old girlfriend and my 4 year old son (who HATES everything, practically!! - His favorite phrase is, "But that's not my favorite.") I doubled the recipe and used 12 drumsticks. They were basically frozen so I defrosted for 30 minutes and stopped when it looked like they were actually cooking, rather. Cooked the partially frozen drunsticks for an hour, flipping half-way through. It was a win-win meal. Delicious for everyone and easy for me. I love those recipes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2011
Orange Cilantro Rice
I made a huge dinner, with chicken, boneless pork chops and multiple sides. Everyone's favorite dish? The orange-cilantro chicken, the afterthought. :) I picked it because the chicken had orange juice in the sauce and I wanted the side to complimnt it. It was my personal favorite, as well. I'm making it again tonight, to go with another chicken meal.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2011

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