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 10 reviews
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.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2014
French Onion Soup Gratinee
Oh wow!! One of the first recipes I did not change a thing.. And followed the exact directions.. So Amazing!! served with TriTip sandwiches and the meal was out of this world! Yes, it's full of salt but I am one of those few that would rather live and eat instead of being miserable with bland foods..

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Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2014
Chicken Tortilla Soup V
I only rate recipes I love and this is one of them. My hubby seeks out Tortilla Soup at restaurants and is never happy with the outcome. I happened to come across this recipe and now its a staple in our house. Its such a versatile recipe. I have made it by the directions exactly the first time and then the second I added more cumin, cayenne pepper and green chills. It made the recipe even better. I always boil my chicken, shred it and add it to the onions with garlic, celery and carrots. Then season them with the cumin chili powder and garlic powder. Then I add the broth green chills rice and corn, Thank you so much for an easy changeable recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2014

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