SharonC Profile - (10469935)


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Living In: Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Oct. 11, 2009 1:29 pm 
I accidently found the AR web site while searching for a recipe for something using the ingredients that I had on hand.  I signed up for the daily e-mails and enjoyed them so much that I became a supporting member and gave my daughter a membership, too.  She is a fabulous cook, and I… MORE
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About this Cook
I am a happily married mother of 2 grown children and grandmother to 2 beautiful girls aged 15 and 8. My daughter and son-in-law just moved from Irving, TX, to "uptown" Dallas in a really great area within walking distance of many great places to eat. I am semi-retired from a very high stress job, and I now work 3 days a week in a used book store. I love reading, so this is a great job for me and stress-free! Since I have much more time (thanks to my wonderful husband!), I am really enjoying my kitchen and learning new dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Dinners that are really delicious but also healthy, low-fat, and nutritious for myself and my husband. I want to keep him healthy and happy because he is such a wonderful husband, father, and all around great guy. And I've had 26 1/2 years of marriage to him to learn to appreciate him.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family used to get together for a meal for all of the important holidays, and my sister and I still do this. Since I came to enjoy cooking only in the past few years, she is the one who learned to make our mother's chicken and dressing, chicken and dumplings, lemon ice box pie, biscuits, etc. while Mama was still with us. I don't try to compete with that, but am developing my own traditions.
My cooking triumphs
My husband thinks everything I make is great and both of my children have their favorites. My current favorite is a modification of the California Style Israeli Salad from this site since fresh tomatoes are great now and a slaw recipe that I modified from a South Beach Diet recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Since I cook more by smell than tasting, I really blew a recipe for gazpacho for a group dinner when I had a cold. It just didn't smell right and I kept adding things to "fix" it. When it was finally done and chilled, it didn't taste good at all! Too much of several things. Don't tamper with the recipe when you've got a cold. :) Thankfully, my contribution was to be soup or salad, and I knew that some people wouldn't care for gazpacho, so I also had a salad prepared.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Jet Swirl Pizza Appetizers
Thanks for this fabulous recipe! Our family gets together on Christmas Eve afternoon so those with little kids and other families can be where they need to be that night. We have hors d'oeuvres rather than a big meal. I found this recipe while looking for something new to try, and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it from the little kids to the oldest grand father. I made 1 with the pizza dough and 1 with Pillsbury french loaf that someone suggested. I do NOT recommend the french loaf - it was still good, but did not work well at all for folding and looks. The other one looked like it belonged in a magazine picture when it came out of the oven. I cooked it for the 28 minutes that others recommended and cut it into bite size pieces to serve. We think it needs some pizza sauce or marinara for dipping, but it was very easy and will be served at many future parties. Thanks, Julie Anne!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2014
Slow Cooker Chicken with Stuffing
My husband liked it. It smelled good, but it didn't have a very good flavor at all. It was just barely edible, in my opinion. I won't make it again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2014
Bell Pepper and Lemon Salmon
Thank you for a great recipe. I fixed this tonight. Left out the peppers because I don't much care for cooked bell peppers and used tilapia instead of salmon. Other than the above changes and adding salt and pepper, I followed the recipe. My husband said that it was "out of the park awesome". Again. Thanks for a great and really easy recipe.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2013
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