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mauigirl


mauigirl
 
Home Town: Olympia, Washington, USA
Living In: Lahaina, Hawaii, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Mar. 26, 2014 3:11 pm 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2014 5:36 pm
You may or may NOT recall that the last time I left you I was in search of the house with “the view”.....you know....the one with a view that over looks the Las Vegas strip...the one I risked life and limb to find. I should add that there are lots of lovely homes here in Vegas that have that… MORE
 
 
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I want this view!!!
About this Cook
I have been married for 43 years to the most amazing man on the planet. He is quiet and deliberate and I am NOT. We have one grown son (and his partner) that we adore. Because they work for the airlines they drop in on a flight frequently and we feel so lucky for that. We retired after 30 years at our careers from our native Olympia to Maui and now most recently retreated to Las Vegas to try to ride out this horrendous economy. We bought a small home here and I gutted it and am putting it back together, so I spend most of my time fine tuning the decorating and now I am plunging into a full tropical landscaping to remind us of our beautiful Maui. I miss the PNW, but NOT the weather. Miss the razor clams and the wild beaches of Washington and Oregon. Miss my friends too. Happy to have my friends from Allrecipes though. The four legged critter you see on my profile is a five year old yorkie/bichon who is the greatest little (9 lbs) girl ever. Quiet and calm, but so excited about life.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything...just mostly like the art of cooking and baking and sharing my art with friends and families. Love the smells that emanate from my kitchen and the familiar memories that come flooding back. The scents from my kitchen are probably my favorite thing in the house.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother used to like to make a big deal out of almost any holiday, so I have followed through with that tradition. Valentine's Day, Christmas, St. Paddy's day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Oscar night are just a few of my favorite cooking traditions. Birthday parties for all my loved ones are something I love to do too.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I mastered sauce bearnaise, or raviolis from scratch or my first perfect cheesecake or my first wedding catering job or meeting Julia Child (about 25 years ago).
My cooking tragedies
(See above) Well....Julia was so cranky and rude it ruined my love of her.....so I sold all my Julia Child cookbooks (some of them signed) at a garage sale for $1.00 apiece. Now I wish I would have kept them of course. I guess Julia was just having a bad day:( & I was foolish of course.
Recipe Reviews 317 reviews
Spicy Southwest Corn Chowder
We both liked this with one small change. I didn't care for the entire mixture being pureed...including the chicken so I pureed 1/2 the soup minus the chicken then added the puree back into the chunky corn, onions and chicken pieces for a chunky soup. Heated through and this was fine. It did need salt so we added that while eating. i did use homemade chicken stock so that does have less salt than canned. All in all a good and simple recipe.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2014
Braised Corned Beef Brisket
There is very little water in this recipe because corned beef briskets are brined and have soaked in alot of water which will release during the cooking process.I am the submitter and I wanted to give an important tip here.....cover tightly or wrap the brisket tightly with foil and do not be tempted to check the status during the long braise. You will lose too much steam and your brisket will dry out.

26 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2014
Orange Dreamsicle Ice Cream
Absolutely yummy! I used sugar free orange drink mix to cut the sugar a bit and it worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing zeebee!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2013
 
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