PaleiT Profile - (10450875)

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Home Town: Modesto, California, USA
Living In: Merced, California, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My name is Palei and I'm addicted to cooking. I'm a full time student, majoring in psychology, a part time customer service associate and a full time mommy. I love cooking for my family and coming up with different and creative meals for my boys (my husband and son).
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking hearty meals for my husband and I love baking cookies and cakes with my niece and son. There really isn't anything in particular I love cooking more except Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners for my entire family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking from recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Nothings in writing, there aren't any particular measures for ingredients and it just comes together. My favorite recipe would be good ol' southern biscuits.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I can make a meal that impresses both me, my husband and my in-laws, I call that a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I can NEVER seem to cook a proper stock. Regardless of what recipe I follow or how I go about it, it never tastes like anything except bland water. So, I use box stock :)
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Steamed Lobster Tails
Flavorless, rubbery (had 1lb lobster tails...took longer to cook). The next time I used the Broiled Lobster Tail recipe found on the site and it was much better!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2013
Chicken and Peppers with Balsamic Vinegar
This was an awesome recipe! I loved it because I didn't have everything on hand that I needed, but I still worked it out! I didn't have garlic or onion so I used powder forms of both. Also, for flavor I used boneless skinless chicken thighs which was amazing! I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper and garlic powder, threw in the peppers, cooked a while then added the balsamic vinegar. Yummm!! I served with bow tie pasta! Will do again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2013
Broiled Lobster Tails
This recipe is pretty good actually! Quite simple, but gives the lobster tail a punch in taste! I did change it up a bit. First, I did cut down the center of the tail, seasoned it with butter, salt and paprika. Then I put it on the weber and grilled that sucker! Every few minutes I basted it with melted butter. It took about 20 minutes to cook (I was using a huge 1lb lobster tail), and the final product was amazing!! Superb!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2013

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