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shamrock girl

shamrock girl
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Member Since: Apr. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate cake for dad, soups like Roasted Butternut Squash, Chicken meatball minestrone and chinese food like Ma Po Tofu. Trying trying trying to make veggies and whole grains my favorite things...not quite there yet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Somehow through the years, Christmas Eve has turned into Fried Oysters, Lasagne and Persimmon Pudding. I have often wondered (and probably rightfully so) if we are the only ones on the planet eating that combination for dinner!
My cooking triumphs
Homemade chocolate cake for my dad's birthday and Father's day. Making steak au poivre for my mom when I was a teenager - I felt so fancy!
My cooking tragedies
It's more a lesson in learning to read the entire recipe through before you start - I was making Cashew Chicken for my friends and the recipe called for raw cashews. This was before Whole Foods - I looked and looked but could only find roasted and salted cashews. So, I took those home and rinsed and rinsed and rinsed them. I then decided to read the recipe and step one was 'Roast and Salt Cashews'...a friend of mine hasn't let me live that down and it probably was 20 years ago!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Sugar Coated Pecans
These are excellent - made exactly as described. Might add a little more cinnamon next time. They are definitely crispier the next day, but good anytime!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011
Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings
I didn't make the dumplings (or use a rutabaga), but the soup was great! I'm generally not a big fan of turkey or chicken soup, but this was very flavorful - definitely add the thickening. I added some cooked barley to the soup. And, if you have leftover stuffing, put a scoop of that into your bowl before you add the soup - really good!

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2005
Crunchy Turkey Salad
This is excellent - great way to use up leftover turkey and eat walnuts, which are very good for you, but not my favorite thing in the world. I used a little more lemon juice, a little less mayo and light sour cream. Also added a little tobasco sauce. Will put in dried cranberries next time/

21 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2005

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