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Home Town: Mendota, Illinois, USA
Living In: Centralia, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am half Mexican. My mother is American and my father is Mexican. So I grew up with a mix of both types of food. I learned to make chicken soup and tortillas. I didn't know there were recipes for quacamole, mexican rice or refried beans. These were just foods we made every day. I love to cook and try new foods. I have had the good fortune to try beef tongue,(my favorite)calamari, sushi, octopus, frog legs, and squirrel. I love to find something new.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make bread and tamales. Mexican foods are my particular favorites. Although truthfully there are few foods I just dont't like.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember my aunt in Mexico making corn tortillas for the family early every morning. They tought my mother after she married my dad and when I got older my mother tought me. When my daughter is older I will teach her to make the tortillas just as I was taught when I was a little girl.
My cooking triumphs
Shortly after my husband and I were married we were short on money. It was just before payday and there wasn't much to eat in the house. I was scouring my only 3 cookbooks to find something to make with what I had in the house. I found potato soup. I only had about 4 slices of bacon but it was enough to flavor the soup. I used our last dollar to get a carton of cream for the soup. Then I made biscuits to go with it. My husband and both loved it. Now although we have more money we still enjoy making this soup for our children on cold winter nights.
My cooking tragedies
A few months after my husband and I were married I made an apple pie. I had received two cookbooks as wedding gifts. Well the recipe called for two tablespoons of ginger. This sounded like a lot of ginger to me, but I wanted it to turn out right so I followed the directions exactly. When my husband tried it he didn't say anything just kept on eating it so I went ahead and tried it to. It was the worst pie I had ever eaten. I thru it out my husband was so relieved he didn't have to eat anymore. It turns out that the ginger was supposed to be crystallized ginger not powdered ginger. To this day we refer to it as my ginger pie sure to clear your sinuses.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Zesty Tomato Soup for One
Very good and easy to make. I wonder though if a lot of those indicating a lack in flavor are using vine ripened tomatoes or off the shelf store tomatoes. With so few ingredients I find the quality of the ingredients to be a prime factor in the finished result. In particular when making fresh tomato recipes. Store tomatoes just won't work no matter what you add if the flavor isn't there to begin with. I did add garlic because, well I like garlic in everything. I also added a bit of olive oil and some dried basil leaves. Fresh would have been better but I don't have any on hand. I also added Sherry because Sherry wine(not cooking wine) goes well in most tomato based recipes I find.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2014
Grandma's Meat Sauce
I'v been making this for years. The only thing I do differently is I have started grinding my spices up. It shortens the simmering time to about an hour.So when I get home from work at 4pm I can still have dinner on by 6:30 if I hurry. I also use whole wheat pasta with flax seed from hodgson mills.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2008
Grain and Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes
We absolutely love these pancakes. I am getting ready to make them again. I do like to add chopped up apples to our pancakes.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2008

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