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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Springdale, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
Been happily married for 26 years & have a 25 year old son. Radiologic technician for 4 years after 25 year career as Tattoo Artist.
My favorite things to cook
Most holiday meals, all of the baking and most of the slow cooking. PaBell does the majority of the daily cooking but I do help and take over some on the weekends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Non-Traditional holiday feasts.
My cooking triumphs
Ma-Chicken Enchiladas, Tostadas, Easy Stuffed Pork Chops & Healthier Pro~Nana Muffins and putting together a meal out of the cupboard at the last min!
My cooking tragedies
Recipe Reviews 51 reviews
Lobster de Jonghe
We cut the recipe to 2 servings and made in small soup mugs as we did not have ramekins of any size. It was a side dish to our traditionally non-traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. I can only rate this 4 stars because we did not use real lobster but imitation instead (due to no availability of lump meat locally) and the fact that we cut the butter in half. I think it would have put us over the edge with delight had it been real because even imitation meat in this one was AWESOME! As many reviews suggested the butter would have been overwhelming to us had we not cut it in half. Well worth a try!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2015
Seafood Bake for Two
There are not sufficient words to describe how wonderful this was but I will try. This was the main dish for my husband and my Non-Traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. My husband prepared this exactly as the recipe called for and it was FABULOUS! Be sure to spend a little more on FRESH seafood. Frozen scallops are generally rubbery and although Tilapia would also taste good, the Halibut is just so good it wouldn't be the same if substituted.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2015
We really enjoy this for a change up of the ordinary. Lots of options: Crumble bacon on top, add green onions, different spices to add a twist (italian, seafood, etc.) and super easy to make.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2014

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