athomas21 Profile - (10529321)

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Living In: Eagle River, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Wife and mother of two. I love travel and learning about new food from other cultures and trying to make it myself. I am getting pretty good with Indian food. I live in Alaska, so I have access to fresh fish and meat that is second to none.
My favorite things to cook
On rainy days, soup and and sandwiches are a staple. I also love doing big meals for a lot of people. Thanksgiving is wonderful, because I love trying new recipes and having a wide audience who can give me feedback. Some of my favorites meals to make have been found through dinner parties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays are always fun for our family because we all get together in one kitchen and make a lot of food. Also making gingerbread houses and cookies to decorate with my husband and kids.
My cooking triumphs
I was never really comfortable with dessert, but over the years have learned more and more, and have created some fabulous tasting (and looking) desserts to be proud of.
My cooking tragedies
I cannot bring myself to cook with Tarragon. I experimented with the spice in a casserole dish, and my family loathed it. I see recipes now with tarragon and steer clear.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
I agree with other reviews that additional honey and mayo is needed. But overall a great recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2011
Gumbo Style Chicken Creole
omitted mushrooms & green pepper. Added some thyme and old bay seasoning, plus an additional 1 1/2 cups chicken broth.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2011
Braised Balsamic Chicken
pretty good when it is first made. Any leftovers do not hold up well.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2010

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