Love2Cook Profile - (10438405)


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 107 reviews
Roasted Chickpeas
I made the recipe using garlic salt, cumin, cayenne and black pepper and found that another 10 minutes in the oven was needed to make them crunchy. Even with the liberal use of spices, I found it difficult to get much flavor on the peas. They reminded me of half popped popcorn, but had less flavor. If I make these again, I might try bacon drippings a pinch of sugar and dried dill.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2015
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
I made the recipe, as written, leaving it to slow-cook for for nearly 8 hours. It was OK, but seemed a bit sweet than I like. Reading through the ingredients again, the only thing I can figure is that my corn must have been the culprit, or maybe the enchilada sauce. If I were to make this again, I'd reduce the amount of corn by a third, and use taco seasoning rather than enchilada sauce.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2014
Chef John's Chicken Marsala
I am a huge Chef John fan, but this fell a little short for me. The chicken ended up being a bit tough and somewhat bland. Maybe I picked a bad chicken, or did something wrong, but it failed to impress. Nevertheless, GO CHEF JOHN!!! KEEP THEM COMING!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2014
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