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Home Town: Indianola, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for almost as long as I can remember , though for years I wasn't too adventurous. A few years ago, I started cooking for friends who volunteered to bring all the ingredients, if I'd do all the cooking. We got together a lot of Friday nights and tried a whole bunch of new things. Since then, I've become a sucker for good cookbooks and have been working hard to figure out what really makes good recipes good. It helps having a resource like I've really benefited from the comments and suggestions left by other cooks, as well as the recipes themselves.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything with pasta. I also love seafood and Italian foods as well as soups and chowders.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definitely southern comfort food. It's terrific food and does bring a sense of well-being. I'm always trying to recreate these dishes.
My cooking tragedies
The worst was when I made a Turducken. All I had to do was bake it, but between too many glasses of wine and family visiting, I overcooked it by an hour. I may try again sometime, just to show everybody how good a Turducken can be.
Recipe Reviews 103 reviews
Baked Teriyaki Chicken
I made this recipe as written, except my thighs were not skinless. I liked the idea of using the various ingredients, instead of buying bottled teriyaki sauce, but found the end result less than hoped for. While a lot of folks use a timer to tell them when something is done, it's much better to use a thermometer. I found the chicken got to an internal temp of 165 (perfect), long before it had been in the oven for 60 minutes.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2014
Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup
I made this using rotisserie chicken and homemade noodles. It couldn't have been much easier, and I doubt there is much of anything one could do to mess this recipe up. The only other thing I changed was to add a splash of cream towards the end of simmering. I felt this added just a bit of richness to the broth.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2014
Stuffed Green Peppers I
I made the recipe exactly as written. I thought they were OK, but, all in all, just average. It's a good start, but way too bland. If I use this recipe again, I'll add lots of garlic, basil, jalapeño, or something, to kick it up a notch. I liked the suggestion about using spaghetti sauce. It might be fun to use pasta instead of rice, too.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2014
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