morgiana Profile - (10567455)

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Home Town: Louisiana, USA
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Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Morgiana S.D.
About this Cook
I probbaly started cooking at age nine, because I was impressed with my grandmother's interest in what I would call her breakfast ritual. There is something to be said for family meals, and traditions. I also thought that at the age of nine, it was about time to learn domestic things. Currently, I do freelance writing and work as a consult/demonologist and paranormal investigator. I have one child, Snowcloud, whom I love like my daughter (she is a cat I raised on a bottle).
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Scottish/Irish, and anything in between that catches my notice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mothers are what I would call traditional "country" cooking but not me. So much of the time when I try and avoid the less healthy recipes, which means boxed things, preprocessed, a lot of heavy fats, and carbohydrates, I find country cooking is not an option. hey and what is up with using bacon grease in everything. Just a month ago, I heard of southerners using it for pancakes, which I had never heard of before.
My cooking triumphs
um here what does one say? I won second place with a brownie mix that did not come out and I made fudge balls out of, rolled in cocoonut and nuts. The other recipces entered that did come out did not win anything.
My cooking tragedies
I would say probbaly the worst experience was the above mentioned failed brownie mix. I still dont know how I can fail a brownie mix, but thats not happened since. The last marguerita pie that didnt set up, that was pretty bad, and a failed pan or pralines.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Refried Bean Salad
I loved the idea of this but used half ranch and spicy ranch dressing instead of miracle whip since I'm not a miracle whip fan. Made flour tortilla bowls and fried them and stuffed this recipe in with extra cheese.was great.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2014
Irish Soda Bread
I have baked this twice now, once in a round pan and it was just ok. The last two times though I have baked it in a cast iron pan and I used butter flavor crisco to prepare my pan. It baked up very nicely both times in the cast iron and had a better smell and flavor than in the aluminum cake pan. I also found that although I could use two percent low fat milk, it was less sticky when I tried to knead it if I used evaporatedmilk ( do not use condensed milk). It basically baked better in a cast iron no matter what milk I used.I rate it five stars

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2012
Russian Eggplant
this recipe was great. The first time I boild my eggplant and sauteed onions in olive oil, next time I steamed onions and eggplant , i used a can of italian stewed tomatoes both times, and at each stage of steaming put garlic across teh top. i was generous wth the paprika on top of the whole thing too. it was far from bland. i also used cottage cheese in with the sour cream as i was low on the sour cream the and didnt wish to run to teh store. i am rating it a four because it does not say to steam or boil the veggies and i feel it should.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2012
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