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Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Garlic Herb Skillet Potatoes
About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home-mom (3 boys+1 girl) and wife. I enjoy using a variety of fresh, organic ingredients and I love a challenging recipe that is worth the work.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti, Green chile chicken enchiladas, Green chile stew, Thanksgiving dinner, Steaks, all sorts of breads and sweets.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big feasts for holidays and making a family secret cookie recipe with my children.
My cooking triumphs
I make fabulous chicken enchiladas with white sauce and green chiles(according to my 3 boys, husband and friends). I can roast a bird to perfection. I make all of my sauces and gravies from scratch. Not to bad on the grill either.
My cooking tragedies
When I first met my husband, I wanted to prepare a very complex dinner to impress him. Long story short, I was so nervous every time he'd come into the kitchen to watch me that I burned my hands twice and dinner was 2 hours behind schedule. It tasted great though and everyone raved.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Triple Berry Crisp
This recipe could use one improvement, that would be more fruit. The ratio of fruit to crisp was not right. Next time I will use a few more cups of fruit. I used black berries, raspberries and strawberries. I liked that the finished product wasn't too sweet ... it was perfectly balanced with sweetness and tartness. I didn't have butter so I used "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" baking sticks (basically margarine). It came out better than I thought even without the real butter. I will definitely make this again! Thx!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2009
Truck-Stop Buttermilk Pancakes
This is by far the best tasting pancake I have ever made. It holds up well enough to mix in blueberries. I didn't have buttermilk so I made a substitute. I know another reviewer had no luck without real buttermilk but mine was great. You mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in with just under 1 cup of milk. Let it stand for 5 minutes before using in this recipe. Delish!!! Thank you.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2009
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
STOP SEARCHING AND TRY THIS RECIPE!!!!I know this sounds like every other review but this IS THE BEST BISCUIT RECIPE. I have tried soooo many others. These come out fluffy, moist, and very flavorful! I did what a few others recommended and mixed the dry ingredients first, then the fats, then the milk in a food processor, keeping the ingredients super cold and let the dough rest over night wrapped in cling wrap. I used 3 tbsp of chilled shortening and 3 tbsp of chilled butter. The dough was sticky but I think that is what it supposed to be like. When it is chilled overnight it is less sticky and you can cut the biscuits out easier. I didn't roll it out. I patted it out with my hands carefully and dusted off the excess flour I used to keep it from sticking to the board or cutter. Handle the dough as little as possible for the best results. Do not omit the sugar as other did. I don't care for sweets, but these need the sugar to balance the flavors out. If you have ever had overly salty or baking-soda-tasting biscuits it is because you need the sugar. They are not sweet at all like a scone, just very balanced. I also brushed the tops with a little milk to give them a nice sheen. Oh yeah ... I used King Arthur Unbleached All-purpose flour. It does make a difference in the final result. Much lighter!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2008
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