Monkeygirlzcook Profile - (10511164)

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Living In: Chico, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Photography, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love food and I love to cook. I married a man that loves food as much as I do. We like to try new things and eat different cultures of food. We travel so we have eaten many places. When we eat more then once at a restaurant I always go for something new. We like to eat out and strive to find the one thing that makes you dream for the rest of your life. My husband swears he married me soley on my twice baked potatoes. Ever since I was little I payed attention to what my grandma was cooking.Whenever we have a big family dinner I am usually volunteered to cook it.
My favorite things to cook
Every Sunday is steak night because my husband has made it that way. I marinade them then cook them slowly in butter.After they are done cooking I remove them from the pan turn the heat off and then add a stick of butter minced garlic and shallots. When those are aromatic I then add some wine or sherry to the pan and then some cornstarch and wala the best sauce to pour over your steak. If you want some recipes for steak sauces email me I have a million.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I try not to keep traditions because, when I was growing up my Mom and Dad both worked. So Monday was Meatloaf, Tuesday was Tacos, Wednesday was Spaghetti, Thursday Mac&Cheese with pork chops. Friday Stew, Sat Spaghetti and Sunday Chicken. So you can now see why I dont do traditions.
My cooking triumphs
Progressing ever year... The secret to life truly is butter.
My cooking tragedies
Burning spaghetti the first time I made it.. Haha that was so long ago and no one ever told me to break the spaghetti before putting it in the pot.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Tofu Tacos I
I hate tofu but my kids loved it. Cracked me up that the first reviewer stated using beef broth. Why eat tofu if your not vegetarian? It's a aquired taste for meat eaters like myself. But I am the only one in my family that eats meat so I have become creative. Thanks for a recipe that will join the normal rotation!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2015
Jamie's Minestrone
Great versital recipe. If anyone has made soup before without recipes they would know leaving out the tomato base does not make it minestrone. It makes it chicken soup.. Cracks me up how people change things so much and then rate. I have my own version of minestrone I made up long ago. I had everything on hand left over from a winter garden for this one so gave it a go. Yes, I changed vegetables for our liking. But the base was the same. Yummy it was. Similar to mine only instead of tomato sauce I use half chicken and half pasta sauce. I do think the pasta sauce makes it thicker and packs more flavor but this way is just as good and will be put in my rotation. Minestrone is my favorite soup and I make it more then others.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2014
Zucchini Boats on the Grill
How can people say this is time consuming? I make grilled zucchini al the time and time consuming it is not. Throw it in the microwave for 5 minutes when done scoop out very little. Then throw it on the grill. Baste it with butter and garlic. When done flip over add bacon bread crumbs and cheese. Close the grill and in 2 more minutes you have heaven. Ok, now onto this recipe. I made it exactly as written. It was good and different. The only reason I give 4 stars is because I hate soggy bacon. Next time I will put it on the last few minutes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2014
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