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Living In: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a teacher who loves her job but loves food and cooking times;)
My favorite things to cook
I have only used a slow cooker for about a year now and I'm really enjoying it, especially since it's so H O T here now!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandad and mother were both great cooks and loved cooking together. I miss the days when I would hang out in the kitchen and watch them cook away.
My cooking triumphs
Not many to really mention but I make a mean black bean soup that is very similar to the amazing soup I had in Cuba.
My cooking tragedies
I can't bake to save my life! I burned not one but two pans of shortbread cookies and no, not at the same time! One right after my first failed attempt. WHO fouls up shortbread? um...I do.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
i think that this is a good slow cooker recipe but i did alter it a bit, taking some cues from a few reviews. i wanted more heat so i diced both a jalapeno and serrano pepper. I also used 2 cups chix broth and 1 cup water and added the juice from a whole lime. after cooking for 5.5 hours on high i thought there was too much broth so i added a can of pinto beans with jalapeno peppers and cooked for another 1.5 hours. i get that there are no beans in tortilla soup and i also get that making a traditional soup in this quick-style manner is not authentic. BUT this is a slow cooker recipe, geared for simple, delicious quick meals. the beans seemed to be the key to bulking this recipe up a bit and it was delicious! we baked a few white corn tortillas brushed lightly with olive oil and salt, serving two on the side. topped with a bit of plain yogurt, this will now be a go to meal in the future! Thanks for this!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2012

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