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Living In: Laurel, Mississippi, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Married for almost 40 years my high school sweetheart; 2 wonderful children; 4 adorable grandsons, a/k/a The Fab Four (thanks to my DD and SIL). I also have another "child," our very spoiled, very wild boxer puppy, 2 cats, a grandboxer and a grandbeagle. I work fulltime as a paralegal for a law firm.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy meals that can be prepared quickly after work.I also love any kind of seafood, especially shrimp & crab, and make a mean pot of seafood gumbo. Other faves are Cajun & Creole cuisine, the spicier the better.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Smoked turkey, cornbread dressing and oyster dressing on Thanksgiving with sweet potato pie and my grandmother's pecan pie for dessert; seafood gumbo on Christmas Day.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say my seafood gumbo - it is awesome, even if I do say so myself. I also make a great pot of chili.
My cooking tragedies
The time I didn't notice the wax paper liner in a frozen pie crust resulting in a very chewy crust for my sweet 'tater pie.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Slow Cooker Latin Chicken
I made this for supper tonight and even my picky husband loved it. I went by the reviews and added more liquid - 1-1/2 cups salsa and 2 cups chicken broth. Since we don't like dark meat, I used skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Another change was using a can of jalapinto beans instead of black beans since my husband doesn't care for black beans and I added a can of MexiCorn. When I stirred it after I got home from work, the chicken shredded itself so it was like a thick chicken stew. I served it over brown rice. I will definitely be making it again.

57 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2010
Easy Peach Cobbler
This is the way my mom made peach cobbler and it is a comfort food to me. She added a tsp. of vanilla extract to the batter and always served it warm with vanilla ice cream. YUM!!! I bought some spiced peached the other day and plan to make this cobbler with them. I'll let you know how it turns out.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2010
One - Two - Three - Mexican Macaroni Salad
This is a keeper!!! I made the salad just a little while ago to go with the tamales we're having for supper. It was delicious even before the flavors had a chance to meld. I used tri-color spiral pasta and added black beans, Mexi-corn, cilantro, chives and a can of mild green chilies. I used Pace medium salsa. I omitted the black olives because husband and son don't like them. I'm thinking next time I might add some cooked chicken to make it an entire meal.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2010

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